Northern & Central Midwest

November, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Climate Friendly Gardening

National News

While climate change is a global problem, home gardeners can do their part to avoid contributing to the problem. By following the dictum "Think globally, act locally," gardeners can use...

Broccoli for Healthy Babies

Expectant mothers know that eating a healthy diet while pregnant is important for the development of healthy babies. Now new research indicates that substances in the diets of pregnant mothers...

Glamorous Kale

Ornamental cabbages and kales are some of the most colorful additions to the fall garden. Displaying eye-catching, ruffled textures and vivid shades of pink, purple, red, white and green, these...

Clear the Air with Houseplants

Scientists have known for years that plants can take up common indoor air pollutants, improving the air quality for the occupants of homes and offices while not harming the plants themselves. One...

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In the Garden


Seed Collecting

At this time in fall, most plants are either finished or on the wane, but many have seedheads still in evidence. This is a great time to collect seeds for starting plants next season. Collect or Purchase Seeds You can collect the seeds of...
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Shows & Events

Wonderland Express, Chicago Botanic Garden From November 26, 2010 to January 2, 2011, take a magical trip to a winter wonderland exhibition...

Favorite or New Plant

Christmas Cactus 'Christmas Fantasy' I love my Christmas cactus because it is so reliable even when I neglect it and because it has a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch Out for Pests
  • Choose Holiday Poinsettias Carefully
  • Grow an African Violet
  • Start Amaryllis for Holiday Bloom
  • Bring in Your Worms

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