Northern & Central Midwest

September, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh

National News

One of the joys of having a flower garden outdoors is being able to bring some of that beauty indoors. Whether you have a cutting garden from which you can harvest armloads of fresh flowers or...

Frogs and Fungicides

As scientists note a worldwide decline in amphibians, they have come to consider that these animals are perhaps our environment's "canary in the coal mine," giving us early warning of...

Golden "Fire"

Zinnias have long been garden favorites for their bright blossoms and easy culture. But many have one big drawback- susceptibility to fungal diseases. Now gardeners who want a dose of hot color...

All the Dirt on Tomatoes

Tomato season is coming to a close for gardeners in many parts of the country. But until frost hits, it's time to harvest and enjoy fresh tomatoes, and perhaps preserve some of the bounty for...

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In the Garden


Early Fall Color

As I walked the neighborhood the other day, I noticed several trees with yellowing or reddening leaves. This usually leaves me a bit melancholy since I know winter is coming, but I realized that it is too early to see fall colors. This is the time...
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Web Finds

Flower Garden Bulbs Doug Green's website Flower Garden Bulbs is a great place for information about individual...


Bulb Forcing Bulb Forcing by Art Wolk will appear on shelves next winter. This is a great source for anyone...
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Regional Reminders

  • Renovate Lawn
  • Divide Perennials
  • Plant Spring Bulbs
  • Prepare New Beds
  • Plant Greens

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