Northern & Central Midwest

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hybrid Rudbeckia

National News

Rudbeckias, also known as black-eyed Susans, are great for brightening up gardens with their yellow blooms. In recent years breeders have developed several new varieties of both annual and...

Produce More Raspberries in Cool Climates

It’s raspberry season in many parts of the country. If you love red raspberries and want to get an even bigger crop, consider using a technique developed by researchers in Norway. They grew two...

Return of American Chestnut Can Help Reduce Global Warming

American chestnuts ( Castanea dentate ) were prized trees in North American forests until blight wiped them out in the last century. Researchers have been trying to breed a disease-resistant...

Revised Book on Deer-Proof Gardens

Deer are capable of decimating a garden overnight and are the bane of many gardeners’ existence. There are countless books, articles, Web sites, and products available to help control this pest....

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In the Garden


Salvage as Garden Sculpture

I've gone to art fairs for years and coveted some of the expensive garden sculpture, knowing I'd probably never purchase. It always gives me ideas, and I've become pretty creative at producing my own bits of art. I don't mean welding, but rather...
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Web Finds

Brent and Becky's Bulbs Brent and Becky's Bulbs have a Web site where they not only sell amazing bulbs, but they have...

Favorite or New Plant

Wood Spurge Euphorbia amygdaloides var. Robbiae is a new love of mine. The beautiful dark glossy leaves...
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Regional Reminders

  • Deadhead Roses
  • Water Compost Pile
  • Harvest Vegetables Young
  • Plan For Fall Bulbs
  • Stop Fertilizing

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