New England

June, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

An Apple a Day Helps Memory

National News

The old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" can now be amended to include keeping your memory sharp as you age. Research at the University of Massachusetts Lowell suggests that drinking 2...

New Colorful, Heat-Tolerant Plants

The heat is on this summer, and many gardeners are wondering which flower varieties will perform the best during these hot, sultry days. To help gardeners decide, researchers at the University of...

A More Efficient Way To Water

Many gardeners keep their lawns looking green and lush by putting their sprinkler irrigation systems on a timer to automatically provide adequate water for their grass. While automatic systems are...

Unique Hanging Planters

It’s not too late to plant container gardens, especially if you’re growing in hanging containers such as the handy Plug & Grow bags. Designed to hang from a ceiling, deck, or porch, each...

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In the Garden


Plants That Leave a Lasting Impression

A few years ago I planted a datura ( Datura stramonium ) near the front walk for its huge, beautiful, white flowers, and it settled in and grew large and bushy. Then we got a puppy, and knowing that all parts of datura are poisonous, and knowing that...
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Shows & Events

Celia Thaxter's Garden Off the coast of Massachusetts is an island garden that's worth a day trip. A century ago...

Web Finds

Summer Garden Visits If you like to visit gardens when you visit relatives, here are two resources to guide you. The...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Sowing
  • Side-Dress Veggies
  • Patrol for Japanese Beetles
  • Adopt a Weeding Strategy
  • Prune Shrubby Perennials

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