New England

November, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Walnuts for a Healthy Heart

National News

With Thanksgiving approaching, many Americans are planning special holiday meals, which often are high in fat. Fat molecules have many deleterious effects on the body, including causing...

Well-Timed Amaryllis

The holidays will be upon us soon, and one of the flower stars this time of year is the amaryllis. The large, vibrant flowers are always a welcome sight, yet they never seem to last long enough,...

Grow Up With Stacking Planters

One of the prime benefits of container gardening is being able to squeeze gardens into small spaces. Now a new line of pots makes container gardening even more space-saving. The Stacking Planters...

Who Does Your Garden Grow?

Have you ever wondered where plant varieties get their names? Have you ever pondered the background of common plant names, such as the Russell lupines, Shasta daisies, or Shirley poppies? A new...

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In the Garden

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Putting the Roses to Bed

Cold fall winds are trying to ease us into winter, so I'm gathering the materials I need to protect borderline hardy plants before the deep freeze sets in. I cover my lavender and agastache with pine boughs, but the plants that get the most winter...
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Resources

Web Finds

Diagnosing Houseplant Problems This Houseplant Problems site from the University of Vermont Extension Service has charts that...

Clever Gardening Technique

Decorating With Evergreen Boughs To prolong the life of evergreen boughs used for holiday decorations, keep them outdoors out of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Tree Trunks
  • Water Evergreens
  • Don't Mulch These Plants
  • Winterize Power Equipment
  • Clean Tools

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