Northern & Central Midwest

October, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Combining Bulbs and Perennials

National News

Bulb planting season is upon us. As you get ready to tuck tulips, daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs into the garden, do you find yourself puzzling over which perennials to combine with...

Gardening for Hard Times

Gardening can be a way to connect with nature, enjoy delicious produce for much less than you'd pay at the market or experiment with heirloom varieties or the latest cutting-edge hybrids. But...

Beetle-Resistant Viburnums

For years, viburnums were an excellent choice for gardeners in many parts of the U.S. looking for an attractive, trouble-free shrub to add to their landscapes. With showy flowers, ornamental...

Just the Plant Facts

Want to see a picture of what might be feeding on your apple trees? Or maybe it's time to winterize your roses- how about a watching a video to learn how? Perhaps you're looking for seasonal...

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In the Garden


The Glory of Goldenrod

What a glorious time of year this is! Some of my favorite fall plants are the goldenrods. These are the yellowy-gold and sometimes even white flowers that are in full bloom right now. They range from only a few inches tall to four or five feet, and...
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Shows & Events

Dane County Farmer's Market This is largest producer-only farmer's market in the country. It's filled with the season's best...

Favorite or New Plant

'Siam Queen' Basil If there truly is a plant for all things, 'Siam Queen' basil comes close. It is an amazingly...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Young Trunks
  • Prepare to Winterize Roses
  • Drain Pools
  • Lift Tender Bulbs
  • Ripen Green Tomatoes

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