Northern & Central Midwest

September, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

First Zero Turn Electric Riding Mower

National News

With the interest in reducing pollution and lowering our carbon foot prints, electric mowers have been gaining in popularity. Electric mowers emit less pollution, are quieter, and, with new...

New Web Site for Gardeners with Physical Limitations

Gardeners with physical limitations often have to struggle to construct gardens they can easily tend. While there are many Web sites with information to help these gardeners, this new site brings...

World’s Favorite Rose Award

Roses are not just the most popular flower in the U.S., they are the most popular flower in the world. The World Federation of Rose Societies is a group of rose societies from 41 different...

Beet Juice Increases Stamina

Interested is having longer, less tiring workouts, being able to hike further, and generally have more stamina? Drink beet juice. Researchers at the University of Exeter in England studied 8 men...

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In the Garden


Black-Eyed Susans are Hot!

This time of year, it is almost impossible to drive down a rural road or neighborhood street and not see black-eyed Susans. These landscape favorites start their show in mid July and continue through frost, depending on the variety. There are hundreds...
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Web Finds

Wildflower Information The Widlflower Information Web site allows you to search for a specific wildflower by color,...


Wildflowers If you purchase only one book to satisfy your need for a book on wildflowers, this is the one....
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Houseplants from Frost
  • Prune Raspberries
  • Harvest Cool-Season Crops
  • Leave Collards, Kale, Brussels Sprouts
  • Harvest Winter Squash Correctly

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