New England

November, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Toast to Your Health With a Glass of Pomegranate Juice

National News

This tropical fruit, which offers up brilliant red edible seeds, is showing up in finer restaurants as a special blend in cocktails. But pomegranates ( Punica granatum ) are not just trendy,...

Butterfly Bushes For Small Gardens

Butterfly bushes are well-known late summer- and fall-blooming perennials. There are a number of selections of these butterfly-attracting shrubs with different-colored flowers. However, the plants...

Organic Mulch Boosts Tomato Production

Heirloom tomato varieties continue to be popular among home gardeners. To get the highest production from tomatoes, some growers have been advocating the use of plastic mulch. New research in Ohio...

Add Beneficial Fungi When Planting

Many gardeners, especially those in warm areas, are still planting bulbs, trees, and shrubs, and adding soil amendments such as compost and fertilizer when planting. But the most critical additive...

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In the Garden


Clay Pots With an Artistic Touch

I'm a collector of seed packets; I appreciate them for their artwork as much as for the germs of life contained within. So when I was thinking about what to make this year for holiday gifts for gardening friends, the seed packets called to me. They said...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Trees and Greens in Faux Clay Pots In our climate most containers won't weather the cold outside, but the faux clay pots can stay...

Shows & Events

Stories From the Garden "Tales of Passion, Obsession and Firsthand Reports From the Garden" is the topic of a New England...
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Regional Reminders

  • Don't Prune Subshrubs
  • Remove Rose Leaves
  • Pot Up Bulbs
  • Protect Tree Trunks
  • Empty Soil From Outdoor Pots

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