Northern & Central Midwest

September, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

3D Blooms for Cool Weather

National News

Osteopermum ecklonis, also known as African daisy, is a tender perennial used as an annual that relishes the cool weather of fall and spring, when it blooms its best. This makes it perfect for...

Landscaping for Butterflies

We are often told that one of the best ways to encourage butterflies to visit our property is to landscape with native plants. While it's true that native plants can be great larval host plants...

Emerald Ash Borer Reaches New England

This destructive pest was found for the first time in Connecticut this summer, the first New England state to achieve this dubious distinction. Its presence was confirmed in Prospect, CT and a new...

Get the Facts on Climate Change

With this summer's extended drought and record-setting temperatures, global warming and its attendant climate change are on the minds of many. But it can be a confusing issue, with opinion and...

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In the Garden


Plant a Succession of Delectable Vegetables

The other day, a gardener friend commented that his cucumbers were finished for the year and he was glad because he was tired of putting up pickles. I'm not sure I've ever had too many cucumbers, and this year my crop was nonexistent. But, happily I...
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Web Finds

Wisconsin Fresh Produce Although parts of Wisconsin Fresh Produce are specific to Wisconsin, there is a great deal of...

Clever Gardening Technique

Take Your Time As you cut things down in the garden, instead of going at it fast and crazy, spend a little time....
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Bulbs
  • Keep the Vegetable Garden Going
  • Seed a Lawn
  • Clean Up the Orchard
  • Plant Evergreens

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