Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

August, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

The Care of Woody Ornamentals
Familiarize yourself with the benefits of trees and the major issues of trees in our landscapes at this Master Gardener program that begins in September 2006 and continues through August 2007. The cost is $130. It will be held Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Rotary Gardens' Parker Education Center, 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville, WI. Register by phone by calling Janet at (608) 752-3885.

Favorite or New Plant

'Black Pearl' Ornamental Pepper
'Black Pearl' pepper is a striking plant with maroon to black foliage. The more sun the plant receives, the deeper the foliage color. The shrubby plants are topped with shiny red to black fruits for the entire summer. Use this plant in full sun and a well-drained situation for a remarkable foil for pink, white, or yellow flowers. It's a superb container plant and was voted an All-America Selections winner this year.


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