New England

December, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sourcing Organic Seeds

National News

For those avid about using organic methods to grow their vegetables, herbs, and flowers, using organically grown seed is a must. However, not all seed companies offer organic seeds so it can take...

Plant Sales Support Medical Research

Perilla is a colorful annual flower that resembles coleus but is more sun and heat tolerant. A newly introduced perilla not only has improved leaf color and texture, it also has a special story...

Amended Compost Holds More Nutrients

Adding compost to your garden soils is a great way to improve water retention and drainage and add nutrients. Making your own compost is the best way to produce large quantities at home, however,...

New Orange Eggplant

Eggplant is a favorite vegetable for grilling, roasting, and using in soups and other dishes. Most commonly available with purple skins, in the last 20 years eggplants have been introduced with...

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In the Garden


Ghosts of Gardens Past

Our gardens not only hold the seeds for future gardens, they also can link us to past gardens and gardeners who were important to us. I loved trotting after my grandmother in her gardens and eating freshly picked peas and blackberries. And smelling her...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Moving a Shrub If you have a shrub that you'd like to move to a new location, you can do it now while it's...

Favorite or New Plant

Nepeta 'Walker's Low' Named Perennial Plant of the Year for 2007 by the Perennial Plant Association, Nepeta x...
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Regional Reminders

  • Be Gentle With Snowy Branches
  • Check Soil Before Watering
  • Keep Off the Grass
  • Using Last Year's Seeds
  • Water Plants in Cold Storage

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