New England

September, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exotic Species Tulips

National News

Tulips are treasured flowers, yet the bulbs have a reputation for becoming less vigorous every year and hard to naturalize. For those looking for a more carefree tulip, the species or botanical...

Design Your Own Virtual Deck

Decks are popular features on more than a third of U.S. homes. They provide a place to relax, cook, entertain, and grow plants. If you're considering adding a deck, a new software program can help...

Relocate Spiders Without Harm

Gardeners know spiders are good for the garden. That knowledge doesn’t assuage some people’s fear of spiders, however, especially when they manage to enter the house. For those who want to be kind...

Global Warming May Decrease Plant Yields

Much attention has been given to the possible ways plants will respond to the warming of global temperatures. Many scientists believe that plant growth will increase. New research from the...

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In the Garden


Respect Manure

We'd just had a spinach salad with dinner when we heard the news. The bag of spinach in the refrigerator went into the trash, and fortunately, we didn't get sick. But I've been following the ensuing discussion of the E. coli -contaminated spinach. The...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Preserving Basil To dry basil from the garden, pick only the freshest leaves, rinse them and blot them dry with...


Growing Ideas NGA's quarterly print newsletter, Growing Ideas , offers articles of interest to both home and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Overwintering Dahlias
  • Preparing Tools for Winter Storage
  • Saving Gladiolus, Crocosmias, and Acidanthera
  • Storing Cannas
  • Bring Annual Geraniums Indoors

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