New England

June, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Ornamental Elderberry

National News

For those who love the look of the Japanese maple but have a hard time getting one to grow in their climate, the new 'Black Lace' elderberry ( Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace') is a good substitute....

Bug Blaster

While a well-known insect control technique involves spraying strong blasts of water on plants to knock off insects, most traditional water nozzles just aren't very effective at providing complete...

CDC Recommends New Mosquito Controls

It's summertime and mosquito season is upon us. Gardeners are always looking for ways to minimize exposure to insects, not just because they are a nuisance but also to protect against diseases...

Seeds of Kokopelli

If you're interested in saving seeds of your favorite heirloom vegetables but don't know how, here's a great resource that can help. The Seeds of Kokopelli , by Dominique Guillet (Les Presses de...

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In the Garden

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Go Away Deer

Ahhh, early summer mornings. I gaze out the bedroom window upon waking and see a bit of mist still on the hills, the garden sitting pretty from this high vantage point and ... wait ... what's that movement? I never catch the deer IN the garden, but...
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Resources

Web Finds

Gauging the Deer-Appeal of Your Plants Deer have favorite foods just like we do, and it might help to know them so you can surround them...

Books

Deer Proofing Your Yard You know what they say: "Know your enemy," and after reading Deer Proofing Your Yard and Garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Shrubby Perennials
  • Prune Tomato Suckers
  • Prevent Blossom-End Rot
  • Fill in the Bare Spots
  • Pinch Asters and Mums

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