New England

July, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best Fall-Blooming Anemones

National News

Anemones are great late-season bloomers in the perennial border. They produce 2- to 3-inch-diameter, single or double flowers on 2- to 4-foot-tall plants. The flowers come in a range of colors,...

Huge, New Fig

The fig crop is ripening in many areas of the county. If you love figs, you'll love this new variety from the Louisiana State University breeding program. 'LSU Gold' features 2-inch-wide, tender,...

Smarter Sidewalks

As any gardener knows, the roots from trees growing along sidewalks or paved driveways can eventually cause the sidewalks to crack and heave. Municipalities in California have been experimenting...

New Clove-Scented Shrub

Finding a shrub that grows well in the shade, produces attractive flowers, and provides interesting foliage is a challenge. A new variegated version of the Florida anise bush ( Illicium floridanum...

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In the Garden


Engaging Kids in the Garden

Midsummer in the garden is a time of pulling weeds, checking for insect damage, picking vegetables, and cutting flowers. While we may think of these routines as chores to be completed so we can move on to other things, kids can have a good bit of fun...
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Garden-Related Books for Kids Here is a sampling of the wonderful children's books available with gardening themes: Cucumber...

Tool or Gardening Product

Aqua Spikes I appreciate watering aids, and although they look a bit odd, these orange spikes do help with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Spread Slug and Snail Repellants
  • Keep Tomatoes Evenly Watered
  • Spend Half Hour a Day Pulling Weeds
  • Cut Back Flagging Annuals
  • Take Advantage of Discounted Perennials

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