Northern & Central Midwest

June, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Punch up your Garden with Blackberry Punch

National News

Looking to add some drama to your container plantings and hanging baskets this summer? Add excitement with the smoldering colors of Superbells® Blackberry Punch calibrachoa from Proven...

Find Out Where to Pick-Your-Own

Even if you don't have the space or time to grow all your fruits and vegetables yourself, you can still have the satisfaction of harvesting fresh, local produce yourself at a pick-your-own...

Be Water-wise with a Rain Barrel

Environmentally conscious gardeners -- not to mention thrifty ones -- look for ways to keep from wasting water while minimizing run-off and the pollution and erosion problems it can create. Using...

Top Gardening Books

Every year the American Horticultural Society, whose mission blends education, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship with the art and science of horticulture, presents its annual...

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In the Garden


Expand Your Garden with Containers

The essence of container gardening can be captured in a single Victorian urn draped with ivory baby's breath and crimson verbena, in a whiskey barrel overflowing with plump juicy tomatoes, or in a handmade box with golden cascading chrysanthemums...
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Web Finds

Container Gardens Container Gardens is an interesting website with hundreds of articles on all aspects of...

Clever Gardening Technique

Pot-in-Pot Method for Growing Beautiful Plants Don't be tempted to fill your terracotta pot with soil. That makes it heavy and hard to change...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Bearded Iris
  • Don't Fret about Mushrooms in Mulch
  • Set Out Fall Transplants
  • Keep Pests off Cucumbers and Squash
  • Avoid Blossom-end Rot

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