New England

June, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning Black and White Calla Lilies

National News

Calla lilies ( Zantedeschia ) are valued for their speckled leaves and unusual, cup-shaped flowers that come in a variety of colors. Two new varieties -- one with black flowers and one with white...

Best Birches for the South

White-bark birches, such as paper birch ( Betula papyrifera ) and European white birch ( B. pendula ), are popular landscape plants in the North, but not widely grown in the South. Southern...

Americans Not Eating Their Fruits and Veggies

Many Americans are familiar with the "5 A Day" program that encourages people to eat more whole fruits and vegetables. Although the U.S. government, food advocacy groups, and public health...

Keeping Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeders

Feeding hummingbirds is a popular pastime for many gardeners, who hang hummingbird feeders containing sugar water outdoors close to their windows for easy viewing. One of the drawbacks of...

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In the Garden


Divine Dianthus

Sweet William, cheddar pinks, maiden pinks ... dianthus have such appealing names -- not to mention the alluring fragrance of some types -- that many gardeners can't resist them. While florist's carnations may be the most well known of the genus,...
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Web Finds

Roses for the North The University of Minnesota's Roses for the North Web site offers in-depth information on rose...

Tool or Gardening Product

Gardening Gloves Gardening gloves do much more than keep dirt from under your fingernails. Lurking in soil and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prevent Blossom End Rot
  • Dispose of Moldy Strawberries
  • Foil Japanese Beetles
  • Prune Tomato Suckers
  • Control Apple Maggots

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