Northern & Central Midwest
National News - From NGA Editors
New Colorful Abelia
Abelia is a broadleaf evergreen that grows well in USDA hardiness zones 6 to 10. The glossy green foliage contrasts nicely with the pinkish-white flowers in summer and fall. Now a new variety of...
Watch Birds with New Birdcam
Gardeners love to feed and watch birds. However, birds are often at the feeder or in nesting boxes when you?re at work, early in the morning, or late in the day. It?s hard to catch all the...
Build Your Own Weeder
The wheel hoe is a nifty, hand-powered weeder that is great for slicing off weeds at the soil line. It features a wheel attached to a metal frame with a sharp blade and wooden handles. If you?re...
New Farmer?s Business Book
Gardeners trying to establish a new market vegetable garden or farm may not take the time or have the expertise for the business side of their operation. They spend most of their time building the...
In the Garden
By the time you are reading this you may very well have had your first frost. Even if it's still to come, though, the garden is beginning to wane, and perennial flowers are not looking so good. Except for mums and asters, of course. So, I thought I'd...
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Soil Web It's high time we started looking at the wonders of the soil. Teaming with Microbes: A...
Favorite or New Plant
Oakleaf hydrangea Lovely oakleaf hydrangea shrubs are at peak color, in hues of red-orange to red-purple....
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- Prepare Lawn for Winter
- Pick Green Tomatoes
- Plant Bulbs
- Clean Tools
- Store Seeds Well