New England

July, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Poison Ivy Gets Pumped Up

National News

One of the scourges of summer is dermatitis from contact with poison ivy. The leaves, branches, and roots of this perennial vining weed contain an oil ( urushiol ) that, once it penetrates your...

The First True Red Hydrangea

One visit to your local garden center and it’s clear that mophead hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ) are very popular. While pink or blue flowers have been the most popular colors, plant...

Veggies Help Prevent Clogged Arteries

It’s common knowledge that eating vegetables is good for us, and a recent study helps us understand at least one reason why. In laboratory tests on rodents, researchers at Wake Forest University...

Add Water-Absorbing Gel After Planting

Water-absorbing crystals are often used to keep containers, hanging baskets, and pots moist during dry summer weather. The traditional way to apply the crystals is to mix them into the potting...

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In the Garden

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Tending the Midsummer Garden

Summer heat is upon us, and it's not only the gardeners that are wilting in midday. Our plants may go limp as well, and more than ever they need our TLC to keep them healthy and productive, especially if they are expending energy producing food for our...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Celebrating Stone in the Garden If you agree that a garden without rocks is hardly a garden, make time to visit "Rock On!" at the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Cutting Roses for the Table Whereas most flowers are best cut in the morning, roses will hold up longer in a vase if they are...
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Regional Reminders

  • Renew Mulch Around Tomatoes and Peppers
  • Sow Late Crops
  • Mow Higher
  • Rejuvenate Annuals
  • Spray Aspirin

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