Northern & Central Midwest

June, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Super Summer Snapdragon

National News

Spiky plants are always in demand in garden and container plantings for the vertical accent they provide to the rounded form of so many other flowers. A long-blooming annual with a compact,...

The Well-Dressed Salad

Delicious salads, filled with healthful veggies and fruits fresh from the garden, are one of the big motivations for growing your own. But to get the most benefit from all the nutrients home-grown...

Visit an AAS Display Garden

We've written frequently about particular All-America Selection (AAS) winners, plants that have been chosen by independent AAS judges for their superior garden performance across the country. But...

Are Trees Making You Sneeze?

Does it seem that your allergy symptoms are getting worse lately? Changes in the types of trees planted in many landscapes and along many city streets may be part of the problem. Many common...

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In the Garden


Add Flowering Herbs to the Flower Garden

One of the great things about growing herbs is that they are certainly not just for the herb garden. Many of them can easily hold their own in flower garden. That way you can harvest for cooking or crafts and also just enjoy their beautiful flowers. If...
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Web Finds

Culinary Herb Guide The Culinary Herb Guide gives extensive information on how to grow,harvest, preserve and use...

Favorite or New Plant

'Pow Wow Wild Berry' Coneflower The purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea 'Pow Wow Wild Berry' was an All-America selection in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Complete Pruning by July 1
  • Renew Mulch
  • Protect Plants from Rabbits
  • Deadhead Perennials
  • Watch Water Needs

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