Northern & Central Midwest

August, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Successful Freezing

National News

Now is the season when our vegetable gardens are overflowing with fresh produce. It's also a time when many gardeners preserve some of this bounty to enjoy the rest of the year. One of the most...

Growing Public

Have you ever looked at a vacant lot, an expanse of grass around a school or municipal building, or an under-used area of a park and thought, "Food could be grown there."? Using public land to...

Bad News for Bees is Bad News for Flowers

It's not news that bees are in trouble. And not just honeybees. Declines in native populations of wild bees have been noted as well. This could present a serious problem for the many...

Joy in the Garden

Late summer and fall is when sedums really shine in the garden. These easy care plants bring color and texture to the late season garden. An exciting addition to the sedum line-up is 'Pure Joy', a...

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In the Garden


Preventing Pest Problems

It's the height of summer. While we busy enjoying the harvest from our vegetable gardens, there are lots of other creatures eager to share in the bounty. Here are some tips for keeping pests in the garden under control. Watch the Garden One of the...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Herbstsonne' Shiny Coneflower Rudbeckia nitida 'Herbstsonne' looks like a 6-foot shrub! It's a perfect backdrop for other...

Web Finds

Lawn Renovation Early fall is the best time to renovate a lawn in our region. How do you know if it's time for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Away Vegetables
  • Care for Birdbaths
  • Plant a Fall Garden
  • Save Tomato Seeds
  • Buy Potting Supplies

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