New England

June, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Showy Red-Flowering Vine

National News

Looking for a new flowering annual vine to add to your summer collection? Look no further than the ‘Great Cascade Wine Red’ Lophospermum. The attractive light green, hairy leaves have ruffled...

Level Your Pots

You’ve probably heard of pot feet and pot toes. These products are used to keep containers elevated off the ground for better water drainage. Now there’s a way to keep you pots, statues, and...

Nutritious Mushrooms

When we think of foods high in healthful antioxidants, fungi don't typically come to mind. But, in fact, mushrooms have been found to be high in the antioxidant ergothioneine, which protects cells...

Nickel Prevents Daylily Rust

Got daylilies? You might also be getting daylily rust. What was once considered an indestructible plant has been succumbing to a rust disease in many parts of the country. Daylily rust symptoms...

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In the Garden

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Choosing Garden Roses

Every year a rose turns my head at the nursery and I simply can't live without it. That is, until I find out that it's an ephemeral bloomer, not disease resistant, and not hardy in New England. So I walk on by and keep sniffing, because there are plenty...
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Resources

Web Finds

All-America Rose Selections When you have to let your fingers do the walking, here's a great place to learn more about roses...

Clever Gardening Technique

Selective Pinching Many late-summer bloomers can be pinched now for shorter, bushier growth and more flowers. You...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize With Epsom Salts
  • Prune Early-Blooming Clematis
  • Deadhead Early Bloomers
  • Raise Containers Off the Ground
  • Fertilize Flowers

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