Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

October, 2001
Regional Report

In the Garden


Rugosa rose hips are at their prime

Fall and winter fruits are magnificent right now, inspiring me to plant even more next year. I?m not referring to the typical apples or pears, but to more unusual fruits like rose hips. Some of the beauties this time of year, even though a little...
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Rose Hip Rhubarb Jam 1 c. rose hips 1 c. water 4 c. diced rhubarb ? t. salt 2 c. sugar 1 T. grated lemon...

Favorite or New Plant

Eastern wahoo, euonymus atropurpureus Eastern wahoo is in full fall fruit right now, with bright pink four-lobed capsules that...
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Regional Reminders

  • Apply organic matter to garden
  • Mulch perennials after ground freezes
  • Protect woody plants from rodents.
  • Mulch root crops for winter harvest
  • Store apples and pears for winter

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