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Midwest Regional Reports

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    Midwest August Garden To-Do List

    Harvest fruits and vegetables. As the summer heat settles in and your fruits and vegetables continue to mature, get out in the garden and start to gather those delicious delights…

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    Growing Trees and Shrubs in Containers in the Midwest

    Gardeners are gamblers by nature, taking chances based on educated guesses and hoped-for results. Conventional wisdom holds that few plants will survive growing in containers year-round in the Midwest. Most…

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    Midwest July Garden To-Do List

    Monitor for insects and diseases. Use an integrated pest management (IPM) approach by first determining your threshold for taking action. Through inspection and monitoring, identify the pest or disease and…

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    Your Guide to Native Plants in the Midwest

    For gardeners in the Midwest, interest in native plants is on the rise. Native plant enthusiasts recognize the crucial role these species occupy in relation to each other and to…

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    Midwest June Garden To-Do List

    Plant, plant, plant! Add summer annuals to beds and containers, and cut back or replace spring annuals that look tired. Finish dividing and replanting summer- and fall-blooming perennials. If you…

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    Regional Picks: Variegated Plants for Shade—Midwest

    1. ‘Purpurea Tricolor' European Beech Name: Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ Zones: 4–7 Size: 20 to 30 feet tall and 10 to 20 feet wide Conditions: Partial shade; well-drained soil Native…

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    Midwest May Garden To-Do List

    Shop local. With the health and safety of everyone being paramount right now, many garden centers and other plant sellers have adapted their practices by adding curbside pickup and home…

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    Takeaways From the Newfields Horticultural Symposium in Indianapolis

    Midwesterners are fortunate to live in a region near many of the best public gardens around. In February I attended a full-day symposium at Newfields in Indianapolis that featured some…

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    April Garden To-Do List for the Midwest

    Plant some early color outdoors. Brighten up the early-season landscape with plants that can withstand some chilly weather. As the foliage of spring-blooming bulbs begins to emerge, add to the…

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    Bold Tender Vines for Your Summer Garden

    Certain vining plants, or those that can be trained similarly, provide many functions in the garden. Vines may perform the role of a spiller in a mixed arrangement. Their flexible…

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