Northern & Central Midwest

December, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Solar Eclipse

National News

The next solar eclipse visible from the mainland U.S. won't happen until August 21, 2017. But if you're a gardener you won't have to wait that long. For horticultural, rather than astronomical...

Gardening for Stress Relief

You are never too old to reap the benefits of gardening. A new study had shown that cultivating plants is a great way for the elderly to relieve stress. And these anti-stress benefits are not...

Worried about Walnuts

Black walnuts (Juglans nigra) are stately forest trees that are found throughout the central and eastern parts of the U.S. from western Vermont in the east to northern Florida in the south,...

A Graveyard Mystery

Plants travel the world in a variety of ways. Some making the journey to a new location have the potential to spread invasively, creating big problems in their new homes. That's why Charles...

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In the Garden

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The Late Fall Garden

My carrots are in! With the extended fall we've had, I've been bringing in the garden fairly slowly this year. I finally dug my carrots and shredded them for the freezer. You can certainly keep carrots in the crisper or root cellar, but I've found that...
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Resources

Web Finds

No Mow Grass No Mow Grass is a commercial site that sells this product, but it also has plenty of...

Books

Alternatives to Lawn Grass The Wild Lawn Handbook: Alternatives to the Traditional Front Lawn by Stevie Daniels, former...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Seeds of Annual Herbs
  • Remove Screens for More Sun
  • Stick Greens into Potting Soil
  • Mulch Hybrid Roses
  • Use Natural Materials to Decorate

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