Northern & Central Midwest

September, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Selecting the Best Roses

National News

Part of the mission of the American Rose Society (ARS) is the evaluation of newly-released roses. After three years of assessment, each rose is assigned a rating that is included in their annually...

Avoiding the Mummy's Curse

Blueberries are a popular fruit for home gardeners. They are generally easy to grow and the berries are delicious and highly nutritious. But sometimes the mature berries shrivel up, turning gray...

Don't Baby Your Basil

Most gardeners know that many perennial herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage are most flavorful when grown in lean soil without a lot of fertility. But more fertile soil has often been...

Leaf Collection Made Easy

Soon gardeners in many parts of the country will begin that traditional fall chore- raking up leaves. While a few leaves can just be mown over to return organic matter to the soil, large amounts...

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In the Garden


Think About Those Houseplants

I refuse to admit that summer is coming to a close, but I have been thinking about my houseplants that are spending the summer outdoors. Unlike my usual scramble to get them indoors all at once when the weather changes, I am going to plan their reentry...
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Web Finds

Healthy Home Gardening Healthy Home Gardening is a type of clearinghouse for identifying just about anything you...

Favorite or New Plant

'Princess Caroline' Fountain Grass This rich brown-maroon fountain grass is stunning in the perennial border or along a stream...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Trees, Shrubs, Evergreens
  • Core Aerate Your Lawn
  • Pot Herbs for the Windowsill
  • Control Diseases
  • Bring Geraniums Indoors

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