New England

September, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Juice May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

National News

Alzheimer's disease is deadly for many older Americans, but it appears diet can be protective. Recent research suggests that we can reduce our risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease by drinking fruit...

Winter-Hardy Pansies

Large-flowered pansies are great cool-weather flowers that gardeners in the southern and western U.S. often enjoy throughout the winter. In colder climates, however, such as the Northeast and...

Easy Way to Collect Yard Waste

Fall is garden cleanup time. As the flowers, vegetables, and herbs fade, it’s time to pull up or cut back the plants. Gardeners either compost the plants or send them to a recycling center. Many...

Hospitals Offer Organic Food

Not only is a stay in the hospital stressful, hospital food has a notorious reputation for being tasteless and of poor nutritional quality. That may be changing, however. A new agreement will give...

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In the Garden

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Forcing Bulbs to Bloom Indoors

If it's fall, it must be bulb-planting time, and I'm gearing up early this year. While here in New England we can plant even in November (I've planted in snow showers at Thanksgiving), an earlier start gives spring-flowering bulbs a longer rooting...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Renee's Garden Photo Contest If any of your lush plants were started from seeds from Renee's Garden, grab a camera, take some...

Books

Attracting Songbirds The Audubon Society's new book, Guide to Attracting Birds , by Stephen Kress (Cornell University...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep After Slugs
  • Cut Flowering Weeds
  • Adjust Soil pH
  • Water Newly Planted Perennials
  • Move Houseplants Back Inside

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