Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

June, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

An Apple a Day Helps Memory

National News

The old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" can now be amended to include keeping your memory sharp as you age. Research at the University of Massachusetts Lowell suggests that drinking 2...

New Colorful, Heat-Tolerant Plants

The heat is on this summer, and many gardeners are wondering which flower varieties will perform the best during these hot, sultry days. To help gardeners decide, researchers at the University of...

A More Efficient Way To Water

Many gardeners keep their lawns looking green and lush by putting their sprinkler irrigation systems on a timer to automatically provide adequate water for their grass. While automatic systems are...

Unique Hanging Planters

It?s not too late to plant container gardens, especially if you?re growing in hanging containers such as the handy Plug & Grow bags. Designed to hang from a ceiling, deck, or porch, each...

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In the Garden


A Meadow Garden

With the current trend of more naturalistic plantings, low-maintenance gardens, and less dependence on chemicals, one of my favorite types of gardens is the meadow garden. Once established, a meadow garden will reflect the rhythm of the seasons,...
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Web Finds

Insect Identification The University of Wisconsin Entomology Department Insect Identification Web page has so much...

Favorite or New Plant

Tree Peony Tree peonies have been around for hundreds of years, and the Chinese have perfected the use of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Remove Yellow Bulb Foliage
  • Control Cucumber Beetles
  • Scout for Japanese Beetles
  • Reduce Moss in Lawns
  • Trap Nuisance Earwigs

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