Northern & Central Midwest

November, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Invasion of the Kudzu Bug

National News

If you live in the Southeastern or Mid-Atlantic states, you may find some unfamiliar insects congregating on the side of your house this fall, looking for places to shelter for the winter. If...

A New Twist with Celosia

Looking for something unusual for your flower garden next spring? Give a new twist to your plantings with Celosia 'Twisted'. This eye-catching variety of Celosia cristata features bright red,...

Go with Gojis

You may have heard the health benefits of goji (go-gee) berries touted of late. These bright orange-red berries, the fruits of the Asian shrub Lycium barbarum , as well as juice made from them,...

Stopping Stinkbugs

There's another relatively new introduced insect pest that's causing problems for both commercial agricultural growers and home gardeners. It's also a home-invading nuisance as it crawls into...

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In the Garden

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Small Maple Trees

Fall is a glorious time for maples as their leaves don their seasonal hues of red, yellow, and orange. If you watched the autumnal show of red and sugar maples, but bemoaned the fact that there was not room for such a large tree in your home landscape,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Plant Information Service The Chicago Botanic Garden Plant Information Service archives questions and answers from many...

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Hedge Shears to Cut Back Perennials Tired of struggling with the ropey leaves of daylilies, ornamental grasses, and other...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch Strawberries
  • Take Care of Houseplants Brought Indoors
  • Don't Protect Roses Too Early
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs Through November
  • Clean Feeders and Birdbaths

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