New England

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gold Medal Flowers for 2007

National News

The European ornamental horticulture industry trade group, Fleuroselect, has been trialing and highlighting stellar annual and perennial flower varieties for 26 years. The flowers are grown in 30...

Beer Bait for Cockroaches

It’s late summer and your house is loaded with fresh vegetables and flowers from your garden. While you try to keep up with the abundance of produce flowing into your home, other unwanted guests,...

Tracking Droughts

Every year many gardeners across the country suffer through drought, and this year parts of the upper Midwest, mid-Atlantic region, and Texas have been especially dry. Now there is a Web site that...

New Ergonomic Hand Tools

There are many types of ergonomic tools on the market, however some are just regular hand tools with extra padding or support. Though they provide more comfort, they don’t give all the benefits of...

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In the Garden


Weathering Frost

New England gardens may be heading down the home stretch but that doesn't mean New England gardeners are ready to call it quits. I for one am not ready to say goodbye to the beautiful dahlias, snapdragons, zinnias, and other tender flowers that have...
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Web Finds

Water Features If water calls to you and you have yet to make it an integral part of your garden, this Water...

Favorite or New Plant

Summersweet Summersweet ( Clethra alnifolia ), also called sweet pepper bush, is a lovely, late-blooming...
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Regional Reminders

  • Let Roses Form Hips
  • Remove Flowers on Melons
  • Clip Seedpods
  • Cushion Large Fruits
  • Rejuvenate Lawns

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