Northern & Central Midwest

October, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Small Space Edible Gardening

National News

If you're interested in growing some of your own food, but aren't sure you have the space or time to do so, turn to horticultural educator William Moss for inspiration and advice. In his new book...

Fall and Winter Gardening Advice

It used to be that the first fall frost signaled the end to the vegetable harvest for most gardeners. But no longer! More and more gardeners are incorporating techniques and materials that allow...

Vertical Fall Color

Vertical gardening is all the rage, and with good reason. Growing vines up arbors, trellises, and tuteurs or over a pergola adds interesting vertical accents to the landscape, can be used to...

A Sweetheart of a Cyclamen

Many of the flowering plants we associate with fall are bright and brassy sun lovers -- asters, chrysanthemums, and goldenrods. But for late summer and fall blooms with a more elegant and...

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In the Garden


Fall Blossoms

I walked out to get the paper this morning and was absolutely knocked over by the scent of the sweet autumn clematis. I always forget about this beautiful vine that blooms in late summer and early fall. And every time I marvel at it, I vow to put more...
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Shows & Events

Midwest Fruit Explorers Show & Sale At the Midwest Fruit Explorers Show and Sale, to be held at the Chicago Botanic Garden on...


Preserving the Harvest Making the Most of Your Glorious Glut by Jackie Sherman (Green Books, 2011) is British, so the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Treat and Bring in Houseplants
  • Mulch Root Crops
  • Lift and Store Tender Bulbs
  • Keep Watering Trees and Shrubs
  • Save the Precious Leaves

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