Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

September, 2000
Regional Report


Common Sense Pest Control
Common Sense Pest Control, by William Olkowski, Sheila Daar, and Helga Olkowski (Taunton Press, 1991; $40), is one of the most straightforward texts I've seen on controlling pests in the safest way possible. It covers both garden pests and household pests, something you don't often see in one volume. It gives details about life cycles as well as habits so you can choose your method of control with a strong background about the pest.

Web Finds

Chicago Botanic Garden
The Chicago Botanic Garden Web site,, lists the best plants for use in the Midwest. Many are given trials at the botanic garden. The site contains beautiful photos as well as good cultural information.


Today's site banner is by mcash70 and is called "Daylily 'Macbeth'"