Northern & Central Midwest

August, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Putting Bees Out to Pasture

National News

We've all heard of putting the cows out to pasture, but how about bees? In an effort to encourage populations of native bees that can take on pollinating duties as the number of honeybees decline,...

Gardening for Monarch Butterflies

Soon millions of monarch butterflies will begin their annual journey, flying thousands of miles from eastern North America to overwintering sites high in the mountains of central Mexico. (Monarchs...

Save Energy with Solar Lights

One way to help save energy is to use solar fixtures for outdoor lighting. But in the past, many solar fixtures gave off such dim light that they were not very effective in the landscape. Now from...

Improve Your Gardening with a Coach

While reading about gardening is a great way to increase your knowledge, there is nothing like having an experienced gardener actually out in the garden with you, giving advice first-hand. Some...

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In the Garden


Get to Know Your Root Flare

I know it's hot outside and the last thing you want to do is get out there to do some planting, but while you sit indoors in the cool air conditioning, look out the windows and make notes about what you want to do to your landscape when the weather...
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Web Finds

Tree Care The website Tree Care is a great place to go for information on planting, culture, diseases,...

Favorite or New Plant

Fern Leaf Beech We simply don't plant enough beeches in the Midwest. This lovely tree has ferny leaves that droop...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start a Compost Pile
  • Plant Cover Crops
  • Renew Your Lawn
  • Plant Autumn Crocus
  • Watch for Fall Webworms

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