New England

October, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red-Stemmed Willow Adds Beauty to the Winter Garden

National News

It's often difficult to find color in the winter garden, especially in northern climates. One of the best ways to introduce color during this dark season is to grow trees and shrubs with brightly...

Calcium Fertilizer Helps Trees Survive Winter

With winter around the corner, many gardeners will be preparing their landscape plants for the coming cold temperatures. With an estimated 1 million urban trees worldwide dying each year from...

Practical Science for Gardeners

Fall and winter are great times of year to "bone up" on your garden reading. In addition to the books on designing your garden and growing specialty plants, pick up this new book by English author...

Appreciation for Nature Begins in Childhood

Many gardeners can trace their love of plants and nature back to childhood memories of gardening with relatives or friends. New research from Washington State University confirms what many...

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In the Garden


Winterizing Gardening Tools

I know it's not time for New Year's resolutions, but I'm starting early. I have a gardening shed attached to my garage, with a potting bench and shelves and hangers on the wall for tools. But most of the summer it's a total mess, with tools, gloves, and...
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Web Finds

Backyard Wildlife Habitat For 30 years the National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program has been...


Attracting Birds National Audubon Society: The Bird Garden , by Stephen W. Kress (DK Publishing, 1995; $25.00),...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch Cold-Hardy Root Vegetables
  • Clean Bird Feeders
  • Mulch Bulb Beds
  • Wait to Mulch Trees and Shrubs
  • Spread Compost on Lawn

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