New England

November, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

California Law Supports School Gardens

National News

The National Gardening Association has been supporting and promoting school gardens for more than 30 years. We recognize that school gardens help kids in many ways. Children who have been through...

New Tree for the Edible Landscape

It’s not often that something new comes along in the world of yard trees, but a recently introduced tree native to northern China is not only widely adapted to American growing conditions, it...

Totally Recycled Plant Food

Gardeners are natural recyclers. They love to recycle pots, stakes, and even plants. If you’re a thrifty gardener and you garden organically, this plant food made from earthworm castings may be...

Gardening Anywhere Book

Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Hard Surfaces (Timber Press, 2004; $30) is more than just another container gardening book. Author George Schenk shows how you can garden literally anywhere....

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In the Garden


Fall Scavenger Hunt

Just because last week was in the 50s doesn't mean winter is taking a rain check. But the recent warm temps have given those of us who might wish to pretend it's early spring instead of early winter an excuse to go putter in the garden, mess around with...
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Web Finds

Conservation Volunteers Needed The New England Wild Flower Society Website has a wealth of information about courses, events,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Spicy Pepitas If you make your pumpkin pie from the real thing, save the seeds and spice them up. Mix seeds...
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Regional Reminders

  • Inspect Plants for Mealybugs and Scale
  • Keeping Flowering Plants Cool
  • Use Colored Stones and Gravel
  • Storing Soil and Fertilizers
  • Wrap Small Evergreens

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