New England

August, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Protection for Spring Bulbs

National News

Fall is right around the corner, and for gardeners that means planting spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips, hyacinths, and crocuses. Unfortunately, mice and voles love to munch these newly...

Mist n' Pour Sprayer

Once the weather starts cooling and drying out, misting plants is a good way to raise humidity levels and keep indoor plants healthy. Misting also can help prevent infestations of insects such as...

Award-Winning Lavender

For the past 35 years, the Dutch-based horticultural organization, Fleuroselect, has been testing and promoting new flower varieties around the world. Each year they trial new varieties in 30 test...

Worm Compost Suppresses Insect Attacks

It’s been widely known that mixing worm compost or "vermicompost" into soils growing flower and vegetables will reduce plant diseases and add significantly more nutrients to the soil than regular...

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In the Garden

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Bamboozled

Bamboo is one of the more evocative plants. A clump of tall, swaying bamboo is captivating, with its lovely, distinctive foliage. Through its association with Asian gardens, it seems to invite contemplation. The sound of the culms (stems) gently rubbing...
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Resources

Web Finds

American Bamboo Society Become better acquainted with bamboos in this article, Growing Bamboos in the Northeastern U.S.,...

Books

Hardy Bamboos If you haven't been bitten by the bamboo bug yet, you will be after just browsing through Hardy...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Mower Height Higher
  • Water Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs
  • Welcome Some Rose Hips
  • Stock Up on Mulch
  • Rake Up Rose Debris

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