Northern & Central Midwest

October, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sunshine Daydream

National News

Like many gardeners these days, rose gardeners are often interested in caring for their favorite plants with as few pesticides as possible. So it is encouraging to see that Sunshine...

A Better Burning Bush?

Burning bush, Euonymus alatus , has become a popular landscape plant in many parts of the country, especially valued for its easy care and vivid red fall color. Unfortunately, it is also a...

Good Golly, Miss Molly!

Who doesn't love seeing the bright colors of butterflies flitting through the garden? And there are few plants that are better at attracting these visitors than buddleia or butterfly bush. Its...

Climate Resources for Gardeners

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network, or CoCoRaHS, is a non-profit, community-based network of volunteers who work together to measure and map precipitation of all kinds, with...

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In the Garden


Frost Sweetened Kale

It seems that this time of year, I always tend to wax philosophical about greens. But how can I not? The peppers and tomatoes are almost finished for the year, but the greens are going strong. A walk through my garden right now yields a basket full...
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Web Finds

The Heirloom Gardener The Heirloom Gardener (and the like-named magazine) is full of information that is right on...

Shows & Events

Midwest Fruit Explorers Show and Sale Freshly harvested fruit grown in the area by the Midwest Fruit Explorers is on display and for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Leave Your Leaves
  • Start Pruning Only after Leaves Fall
  • Prepare Houseplants for their Return Indoors
  • Leave Seedheads for Winter Interest
  • Dispose of Diseased Plants

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