New England

November, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Plants to Grow (and Those to Avoid) in Deer Country

National News

Deer are a common problem throughout the country. They love to browse on a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables. Of course, the best deer deterrent is a good fence. Gardeners also...

Shamrock Plants Get a Makeover

To warm-weather gardeners, shamrock plants (Oxalis) are weeds. To Irish-Americans, they’re considered good luck. The new series of shamrocks available for home gardeners might actually turn them...

Watering Cans With a Flair

Now you can choose an indoor watering can with good form and good function that also matches your kitchen decor. The Oxo Indoor Pour & Store Watering Can -- available in seven colors -- features a...

Growing Fragrant Orchids

Orchids are one of the hottest-selling houseplants. In addition to their beauty, they are easy to grow and they flower for weeks, even months. To top it off, some are wonderfully fragrant. There...

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In the Garden


A Rainy Day Garden

While this fall's hurricanes spared our region the extreme devastation of the southern coasts, the endless rains did plenty of damage. Even in areas that escaped severe flooding, the rain took a toll. It dumped debris, excess fertilizer, and other...
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Web Finds

Rain Gardens All you could possibly want to know about rain gardens is contained in this online publication...

Clever Gardening Technique

Overwintering Container Perennials If you want to save a potted rose or container-grown perennial for next year, you can overwinter...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make Notes for Next Year's Garden
  • Sow Perennials
  • Protect Roses
  • Prepare Evergreens for Winter
  • Planning for a Live Christmas Tree

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