Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

September, 2014
Regional Report

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Fiji Rose

National News

Roses are the prima donnas of the garden world. They are lovely to look at, but often demanding to grow, susceptible to a host of disease and insect problems. Now gardeners who want the beauty of...

Fall Fireworks

Add some fireworks to your fall garden with an exciting new ornamental grass from Proven Winners. 'Fireworks' Variegated Red Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum') is a pink and white...

Birds and Bees at Risk

Many gardeners are aware that a particular class of widely used systemic insecticides known as neonecotinoids presents a big threat to bees and other pollinators. Now research has shown that...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens

Just outside downtown Minneapolis, Project Sweetie Pie (PSP) is hard at work installing urban gardens in an effort to create a food corridor in the Market/Cultural district of North Minneapolis....

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In the Garden


Regional Reports Says Goodbye!

For the past 14 years, NGA has been delivering great gardening information to home gardeners across the country in our Regional Reports e-newsletters. We're proud to have been able to help folks be successful growing everything from vegetables and...
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Web Finds

Wildflower Information If you are interested in including more native species into your landscape, Wildflower...


Overwintering Tender Perennials Indoors Bulbs in the Basement, Geraniums on the Windowsill (Storey Publishing, 2008), by Brian McGowan...
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Regional Reminders

  • Care for Fall Raspberries
  • Sow Fall Crops
  • Don't Worry About Mushrooms in the Lawn
  • Purchase Bulbs
  • Spruce Up the Perennial Garden

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