New England

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Edible, Ornamental Salmonberry

National News

Salmonberry is a common, native woodland shrub that grows in part shade in many areas of the country. Now it's available with striking golden foliage that contrasts beautifully with its bright...

The Lowdown on Organic Sprays

Organic pest controls are very popular with vegetable gardeners trying to avoid excessive pest damage and also have less impact on the environment. However, detailed information about the organic...

Home Gardens Essential for Bumblebees

Pollinating insects have been in the news lately because of their declining numbers and the impact this may have on many food crops. The good news is that it appears that wide-open spaces and...

High Lead Levels Found in Garden Hoses

A common summer scene involves kids squirting each other with the garden hose. Invariably, on a hot summer day some of the kids will take a drink from the hose. We’ve all done it, whether as kids...

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In the Garden


Collecting Flower Seeds

You have to appreciate surprises if you want to collect seeds from your flowers to plant next year. In many cases it's a gamble because you can't always be sure you'll get. But it's the only way to get a lot of seed for free, and it's a ritual that can...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Appraise What's Working and What Isn't Midsummer is a good time to take notice of which plants are disappearing under their neighbor's...


A Mediterranean Garden The look of a Mediterranean garden is not impossible to achieve in our moist New England summers....
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cover Crops
  • Prepare Annuals for Overwintering Indoors
  • Harvest Onions
  • Refreshing Dry Container Plantings
  • Freeze Berries

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