New England

October, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Better Berry-Bearing Viburnum

National News

Fall is celebrated for its colorful foliage, and in addition many trees and shrubs exhibit beautiful berries at this time of year. Viburnum shrubs produce fall berries in colors ranging from black...

Flowers in the Home Keep Us Happy

There’s nothing better for brightening your day than receiving a bouquet of flowers, but does having flowers around your home on a regular basis change your mood and make you happier? Researcher...

No-Bend Bulb Planter

Fall planting of spring bulbs is in full swing in many areas of the country, and one tool that can make planting easier is a long-handled bulb planter. To use this tool, you push the cylinder into...

Winter-Hardy Camellia

Camellias are prized shrubs in the south for their snow-white blossoms and glossy evergreen leaves. Now, with the introduction of 'Winter's Snowman' Ice Angel camellia, gardeners north of the...

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In the Garden


(Almost) Ready for Winter

After last week's wet snow and an overnight power outage, I'm having to face the fact that gardening days are nearly over. I'm ahead of past years in some respects: most of the bulbs are planted (I sometimes don't finish till around Thanksgiving),...
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Favorite or New Plant

Drumstick Allium I'll never be without drumstick alliums ( Allium sphaerocephalon ) in my garden. Their purplish...

Clever Gardening Technique

Planning for a Live Christmas Tree If you are planning to buy a live Christmas tree -- even a live tabletop tree -- that you'll...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Watering
  • Clean Bird Feeders
  • Don't Prune Now
  • Mulch Cold-Hardy Root Vegetables
  • Clean Up Under Fruit Trees

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