Northern & Central Midwest

December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Award-Winning Snapdragon

National News

Annual snapdragons love cool weather and look great in beds, borders, and containers. The classic snapdragon varieties have colorful, jointed flowers that “talk” when squeezed (they open and close...

Shrub Dogwood Trial at Longwood Gardens

Shrub dogwoods ( Cornus species) have become very popular in recent years for their low maintenance and attractive, four-season appeal. Popular in commercial and residential landscapes, many...

Pesticide Residue in Produce from Around the World

Many gardeners have turned to growing their own vegetables and fruits and buying organic foods to avoid excessive pesticide residues on their foods. The produce in our supermarkets now comes from...

New Housefly Trap

There is nothing worse than having houseflies buzz against your windows in winter. The incessant buzzing sound is enough to drive you mad. Well, maybe they aren’t that bad, but if houseflies are a...

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In the Garden

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Greens for Good Health

I have been thoroughly enjoying my greens this fall. We had a very early first freeze, followed by an unusually long, cool fall which is the perfect weather for growing greens. Most of the heartier greens such as kale and Swiss chard are actually...
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Resources

Web Finds

Spin Gardening Spin Gardening/Farming is the newest trend in sustainable gardening and agriculture. SPIN stand...

Books

Sustainable Gardening The heart of John Jeavons book How to Grow More Vegetables is the biointensive gardening...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plan Carefully for a Live Christmas Tree
  • Keep Christmas Tree Watered
  • Remove Snow from Evergreens
  • Protect Roses
  • Protect Trees from Deer

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