Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Devilishly Good Ninebark

National News

Plants with purple foliage are great for adding some drama to the garden. And dusky-leaved cultivars of ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) are some of the best choices for adding color...

Borers Get Burned with Fire Gel

Among the most troublesome pests for peach growers are peachtree borers. These larvae of clearwing moths attack the roots of the trees or, in the case of the lesser peachtree borer, the...

Defying Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, many gardeners in the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the leaves...

Chiming in on Bellflowers

Few groups of flowering plants show the diversity of the bellflower clan, or campanulas. With bell-shaped, tubular or star-shaped flowers in shades of blue, white, pink, and red, they have growth...

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In the Garden


Small Fruits for the Landscape

It's planting time!-- especially if you want to add small fruits to your landscape. There are so many choices, and most of them do quite well in the home garden. Not only do you get luscious berries, but they also often double as attractive landscape...
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Shows & Events

TREEmendous Extreme Tree Houses This exhibition of non-traditional tree houses at the Missouri Botanic Garden from April 30 to...

Favorite or New Plant

Jostaberry Jostaberry is not a new plant, but it certainly isn't grown widely yet simply because it hasn't...
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Regional Reminders

  • Soak Bare Root Plants Before Planting
  • Divide Perennials
  • Wait on Summer Bulbs
  • Stake Perennials
  • Harden Transplants

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