New England

October, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Research Links Acid Rain to Sugar Maple Decline

National News

Colorful fall foliage is one of the characteristic signs of autumn throughout much of the eastern United States, and sugar maples, with their brilliant orange and red leaf colors, are one of the...

Gold Medal Dogwood

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has annually recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines. These plants are awarded the PHS Gold Medal for their eye appeal,...

New Technique for Protecting Blackberries

Trailing blackberry varieties such as ‘Siskiyou’ and ‘Chester Thornless’ are popular for their large-sized fruits and heavy production. But little commercial production of trailing blackberries...

Warmer, Wetter Winter?

Trying to predict the severity of the upcoming winter in October is like trying to predict the winner of the Super Bowl in November. But over the years atmospheric researchers have found that one...

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In the Garden


Wild for Poppies

Few flowers carry the symbolic baggage of a poppy. The ancient Greeks believed poppies brought good luck to the harvest, calling them corn or grain poppies. When they grew adjacent to a field, they were a portent for a good crop. During World War I,...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Long-Bladed Trowel This tool is my favorite for planting bulbs. I've tried bulb planters, and they work well, but...

Web Finds

Brent and Becky's Bulbs It's bulb planting time, and if you're bored with the selection you can find locally, take a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Help Christmas Cactus Set Buds
  • Cut Back Dead Foliage
  • Wait to Mulch Bulbs
  • Save Leaves
  • Empty Flower Pots

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