Northern & Central Midwest

October, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Pick a Perfect Pumpkin

National News

Whether for fall decorating, delicious pies, or Halloween Jack-'o-lanterns, October is pumpkin time. If you're growing your own, how do you know when your pumpkin is ready to pick? And if you're...

2013 American Garden Award

All-America Selections has announced the winners of this year's American Garden Award, now in its fifth year. The 2013 American Garden Award featured four new flower varieties chosen by their...

Coping with the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a small insect that is causing some big problems. Accidentally introduced into the U.S., this Asian native is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials...

The Impact of Climate Change on Colorful Fall Foliage

New England hillsides are beginning to blaze up in their much-anticipated seasonal display of reds, oranges, yellows. Unfortunately in the Northeast and other parts of the country, this autumnal...

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In the Garden


What to do with All Those Leaves!

It's that time. What are you going to do with all those leaves? Leaves are a great organic soil amendment. Here are some suggestions for ways to take advantage of this free yearly gift from Mother Nature. Start by shredding leaves by running them over...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Siam Queen' Basil If there truly is a plant for all things, 'Siam Queen' basil comes close. It is an amazingly...

Shows & Events

Grow and Maintain Your Own Apple Trees Workshop Learn all about growing apples in your own yard at this Minnesota Landscape Arboretum workshop on...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Young Trunks
  • Prepare to Winterize Roses
  • Drain Pools
  • Lift Tender Bulbs
  • Ripen Green Tomatoes

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