Northern & Central Midwest

September, 2013
Regional Report

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National News

Fall is on its way. This is the time of the year when ornamental grasses really strut their stuff in the garden, their leaves backlit by low autumn sunlight, their panicles waving against a clear...

Take a Trip to Tomatoville

Tomatoes are the number one home vegetable garden crop in America. Whether you're motivated by the wonderful flavor that only a truly ripe tomato can deliver, want to be the first on your block...

National Pesticide Information Center

Want to find out about safe pest control strategies? Have a question about dealing with mosquitoes or ticks in your home landscape? Have questions about using pesticides as safely as possible or...

Rating Heucheras

Some plants seem to catch the fancy of plant breeders and inspire them to develop a mind-boggling array of cultivars, so many that a gardener is often at a loss when it comes to choosing among all...

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In the Garden


Add Winter Interest to the Garden

Fall is once more upon us -- an ideal time for planting. How about if this fall you plan to add plants that will liven up the bleak winter landscape with their texture and color? There are so many beautiful plants with winter interest available to us in...
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Web Finds

Healthy Home Gardening is a type of clearinghouse for identifying just about anything you...

Favorite or New Plant

'Princess Caroline' Fountain Grass This rich brown-maroon fountain grass is stunning in the perennial border or along a stream...
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Regional Reminders

  • Take Care of Broadleaf Weeds
  • Divide Perennials
  • Add Fall Color With Chrysanthemums
  • Plant Bulbs Early
  • Harvest Winter Squash Before Frost

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