Northern & Central Midwest

October, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Weeping Blue Ginger

National News

Are you looking for a plant to brighten your patio this fall and indoors this winter? Why not try this weeping, blue-flowered ginger? Dichorisandra pendula is native to Brazil and thrives in...

New Veggie Soup Cookbook

Fall has arrived and that means it’s time to warm up the body with tasty and nutritious soups. If you’re tired of the same few recipes you keep using over and over, try out this new cookbook. From...

Bulbs that Resist Vole Damage

October is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in your garden across much of the country. If you've ever planted tulips, hyacinths, and crocus, only to be frustrated when few flowers emerge...

Students are Happier in Classrooms with Plants

It’s widely known that the presence of houseplants in rooms improves air quality, reduces eye irritation and stress, motivates employees, and even improves concentration. In one study, employees’...

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In the Garden


Don't Stop Watering!

Fall is coming! I can feel and smell it, and I know by how the garden is acting that it's coming faster than I want. Although irrigation needs will vary depending of the amount of rainfall in your area, it's time think about watering before winter....
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Woody Plant Propagation The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation: From Seed to Tissue Culture , Second Edition,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Quick Compost Bins Make a quick, attractive compost bin using wooden pallets. These are available for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Ready your Pond for Winter
  • Lift Tender Bulbs
  • Plant Bulbs
  • Transplant Trees and Shrubs
  • Fertilize Woody Plants

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