New England

October, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Five Steps to Bulb Planting Success

National News

The best time to plant spring bulbs depends on where you live. Ideally, wait until the soil temperature is below 60°F. As a general guide, plant in September through early October if you live in...

Fall Cleanup Q and A

Cutting Back Perennials Question: After the first frost, should I cut back the flower stalks on my perennials? Or is it best to leave them as is and cut them back in the spring?...

Shrub Dogwood Trials

Shrub forms of dogwood (Cornus) make excellent landscape plants and are widely used by landscapers around the country. They are known for their green or variegated foliage, attractive flowers and...

New Variegated Hedge Plant

If you’re looking for a tough shrub to plant this fall that provides beauty, versatility, and low maintenance, consider the variegated beauty briar ( Eleutherococcus sieboldianus ‘variegatus’)....

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In the Garden

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A Natural High

As a child whenever I was sick with a cold (and weather permitting), my mother would park me out in the backyard on a lounge chair in the sun and fresh air. Sometimes she read to me, sometimes I slept. I understood that it was part of the treatment for...
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Resources

Books

Keeping Kids in Nature Last Child in the Woods; Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder , by Richard Louv...

Favorite or New Plant

Golden Sumac You may not have considered using sumac as a landscape plant before, but the new 'Tiger Eyes'...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Garlic
  • Hold Off on Pruning
  • Test Soil for Nutrients and pH
  • Cover Late Greens
  • Stop Cutting Rose Flowers

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