Northern & Central Midwest

September, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New NGA Environmental Lawn and Garden Survey

National News

National Gardening Association conducted its first Environmental Lawn and Garden Survey in 2004. Concerns about global warming, climate change, our carbon footprint, and all things "green" have...

Reblooming Azaleas

Azaleas have long been the glory of the spring garden, when their showy blossoms adorn the shrubs in vivid shades. Now you can have as much as 20 weeks of colorful flowers with the new Proven...

Global Warming Affects Corn and Wheat Yields

Corn and wheat are staples in the diets of many across the globe, so anything that affects their yields has an impact felt by millions. According to an analysis done by a team of U.S. based...

Get Plant Savvy with Monrovia Videos

Get some savvy gardening advice from Monrovia Nursery's garden experts when you watch Monrovia's plant savvy® Tips videos. Covering a wide variety of subjects, including fruit trees,...

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In the Garden

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Plant a Meadow Garden

A meadow garden, once established, will reflect the rhythm of the seasons. It starts with bulbs and tiny spring wildflowers, moves through summer with larger, blowsy sunflowers, gaillardia and ironweed, and then ends the season with the beautiful...
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Resources

Books

Garden Inspiration The Inspired Gardener: What Makes Us Tick? compiled by the editors of St. Lynne's Press (St....

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Shredded Straw for the Best Mulch Straw mulch is almost a given for the vegetable garden. But pulling apart the bales and simply...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fix Your Lawn
  • Harvest Herbs Through Fall
  • Harvest Potatoes and Onions
  • Monitor Rainfall
  • Harvest Tomatoes Before Damage Occurs

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