Northern & Central Midwest

June, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exploring Private Gardens

National News

What's more enjoyable than spending a day wandering through the lovingly-tended landscape of a dedicated gardener? Thanks to The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program, now in its fifteenth year,...

Let Us Grow Lettuce Well

Nothing is better at the end of a hot summer day than keeping the stove turned off and tossing together a fresh salad for dinner. But nothing is more frustrating than heading out to the garden to...

New Organic Production Guides

Cornell University Cooperative Extension and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program have recently released nine new organic production guides for farmers. These new guides provide...

Choose the Best Coneflowers

Coneflowers ( Echinacea spp. ) are long-time garden favorites, adding easy-care color to the garden in mid to late summer. Recent efforts by plant breeders have added an array of choices of...

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In the Garden

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Hard Decisions

I had to make a hard decision this week. I've grown currants for many years and always harvested a great crop from my five currant plants. However, last spring's long cool stretch caused my currants to contract powdery mildew. This is a white...
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Resources

Books

Perennial Culture The Well-Tended Perennial Garden by Tracy DiSabato-Aust (ISBN-10: 0881928038) Whether you've...

Favorite or New Plant

'Phantom' Petunia Black flowers have a mystical draw for many of us and this new introduction from Ball...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pinch Perennials
  • Watch for Pine Sawfly
  • Plant for Hummingbirds
  • Prune Spring Blooming Shrubs
  • Plant Cucumbers

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