New England

January, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

Are you sometimes overwhelmed by the number of vegetable varieties available? Wouldn't it be great if you could know, before you plant, which varieties will perform best in your area?...

Fish Emulsion Stops Damping Off

If you've ever started seeds, you've undoubtedly experienced having seedlings suddenly keel over at the soil line. This condition, called damping off, is typically caused by two different fungi:...

Sweet Road Salt

‘Tis the season for ice and snow in most parts of the country. As any gardener knows, rock salt used on roadways is effective at deicing the pavement. However, it also harms lawns and roadside...

Antique Roses for the South

Antique roses continue to be the rage across the United States. However, most information on the best varieties to grow is geared towards gardeners in cooler climates, such as...

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In the Garden


A Bewitching Garden

A diminutive pansy was the first black plant to turn my head. It was such a new, rich, velvety color I couldn't resist it at the garden center. It was a knockout in my garden, interspersed with annual peachy pink phlox. Next, I planted some deep...
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Web Finds

Black Plant Society As with many specialties, when you scratch the surface, you discover a world you never knew...

Favorite or New Plant

'Kent Beauty' Oregano Origanum rotundifolium 'Kent Beauty' is an ornamental rather than culinary oregano, with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Replenish Mulch
  • Check Forced Bulbs
  • Order Fruit Trees
  • Check Stored Root Crops
  • Make Cuttings of Geraniums

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