Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Burgundy Contorted Hazelnut

National News

Contorted hazelnut ( Corylus avellana ), or Harry Lauder?s walking stick, is a deciduous shrub known for its interesting, crooked branches that are most evident once the leaves drop. A new variety...

Win A Tiller

Gardeners know the key to success in any garden is healthy soil, and that requires regular additions of organic matter. A tiller can be a valuable tool for incorporating organic matter and other...

A Fountain That Runs on Sunlight

Garden accessories are all the rage, and water features are one of the favorites of home gardeners. Fountains, babbling brooks, and waterfalls are beautiful additions to a garden, but they can be...

No More Front Lawns

In most American households, food gardens are relegated to the back yard. But front-yard vegetable gardens were the norm back in the early 20th century, when yards were used primarily to produce...

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In the Garden


Bad or Good Advice?

Since this is high gardening season, many of us have lots and lots of questions we need to have answered about what to do in the landscape and garden. I've been watching question-answer columns in newspapers, listening to advice on television and radio,...
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Web Finds

USDA Forest Service The Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer can cause fatal damage to ornamental trees...

Favorite or New Plant

Asiatic Lily Asiatic lilies may be fairly common, but they never fail to knock my socks off when they start...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Japanese Beetles
  • Water New Trees and Shrubs
  • Deadhead Some Perennials But Not Others
  • Divide Daylilies, Peonies, Bearded Iris
  • Keep Tomato Moisture Constant

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