Northern & Central Midwest

June, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Electric Garden Color

National News

If you'd like to add an electric jolt of color to your shade garden this season, consider the new Infinity® New Guinea impatiens from Proven Winners. 'Electric Cherry' (pictured) sports large,...

Herbal Inspiration

If you're looking for gorgeous photos and lovely watercolor drawings, along with lots of helpful information to inspire your efforts at herb gardening, look no further than the reissued edition of...

Fruits and Veggies May Help Smokers Quit

Are you a smoker who is trying to kick the habit? Upping your consumption of fruits and vegetables may make it easier to quit and remain tobacco-free, according to a new study published in the...

From the Garden to the Grill

The season of barbecues and cookouts is here, and many of us will be enjoying burgers and steaks, chicken and fish hot off the grill. But don't forget to add vegetables and fruits to your grilling...

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In the Garden


Choose Wisely with Native Plants

I'm going to encourage you to take a walk in the woods. Or a meadow or wherever you can get to that is a somewhat natural area (not a subdivision or city landscape). I do have a good reason for asking this. As you think about your landscape, whether...
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Web Finds

Wild Ones Wild Ones is the ultimate place to go for information on native plants and naturalistic...


Naturalistic Planting In Naturalistic Gardening (Sasquatch Books, 2002), author Ann Lovejoy's opening statement,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Scout for Japanese Beetles
  • Bring in the Hummingbirds
  • Pinch Your Asters
  • Encourage Native Lady Beetles
  • Prune Early Bloomers Now

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