New England

August, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Build a Rain Garden

National News

Storm water runoff can be a big problem in summer during heavy thunderstorms. As the water rushes across roofs and driveways, it picks up oil and other pollutants. Municipal storm water treatment...

A Different Lamb's Ears

When you say lamb’s ears ( Stachys byzantina ), most flower gardeners think of the perennial with silvery white, wooly foliage and purple flower spikes. However, there is another version of lamb’s...

All About Watermelons

There is nothing that says “summertime” like fresh watermelon. If you’re looking for more ways to use watermelons in recipes, as decorations, or in activities with your kids, check out the...

New False Aster

Boltonia is a flower in the aster family that blooms in late summer. A North American native, boltonia produces masses of white, pink, or violet flowers, depending on the variety. This perennial...

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In the Garden


Winning Plant Combinations

Certain plants -- passionflower comes to mind -- have enough pizzazz to create drama all by themselves, but usually when a garden evokes a "wow" reaction, it's the blending or contrasting of colors or textures that grabs us. Sure, a bed of Apricot...
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Web Finds

No More Pronunciation Quandaries When it comes to pronouncing the botanical names of plants, it's easy to put the accent on the...

Favorite or New Plant

Tall Ageratum Since I first grew the 2-foot-tall annual ageratum, Ageratum 'Blue Horizon', several years ago,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rejuvenate Dry Container Gardens
  • Harvest and Freeze Berries
  • Collect Seeds
  • Harvest Onions
  • Sow Late Crops

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