Northern & Central Midwest

July, 2007
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Rotary Gardens Home Garden Tour
Enjoy eight wonderful gardens in beautiful central Wisconsin on July 28, sponsored by the Janesville Rotary Gardens. See new plants and exciting combinations, and go home with some landscaping ideas. The tour is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine). Tickets are $9 in advance, $12 the day of event; children 12 and under are free. Tickets on sale at K&W Greenery and Rotary Gardens. For info, visit: http://www.rotarygardens.org/.

Clever Gardening Technique

Apple Bagging
This simple method is giving organic backyard gardeners apples that are free of apple maggot damage. The concept is simple: Toward the end of June, when apple maggots are just emerging, encase each apple in a bag and staple it shut to keep out the adult maggot flies. You can use plastic zip-type bags or paper bags with equal success. By the time apples are coloring up, the bags can be removed and they will be maggot-free!

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