New England

July, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

National News

One widely held criticism about large-scale organic farming is that if all farmers grew crops organically they could not produce enough food to feed the world. Researchers at the University of...

Repeat-Blooming Clematis

Clematis are well loved for their early spring and summer flowers, however there are varieties that not only start the season, they also end the summer with another flush of blooms. One of the...

New Organic Fertilizer

Midsummer is a good time to give your vegetables and flowers a boost of fertilizer to get them through the rest of the growing season. Foliar fertilizers are good to use at this time of year...

The Best Lamb's Ears

Lamb’s ears ( Stachys ) are popular perennials known for their soft, silver leaves and flower spikes. There are two common groups of Stachys available. The ground cover lamb’s ears, such as...

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In the Garden

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Harvesting Rainwater

"Rain, rain, go away" could easily be this summer's mantra here in New England. With drought in parts of the south and in most of the western U.S., we are grateful for the abundance of water. But we've had more than our share, and a gardener could start...
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Resources

Web Finds

Constructing a Rain Barrel For do-it-yourselfers, this Constructing a Rain Barrel site has photos and directions for...

Favorite or New Plant

Queen of the Prairie Queen-of-the-prairie ( Filipendula rubra 'Venusta') certainly does reign supreme over the garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Washing Fresh-Picked Produce
  • Leave Vegetable Scraps in the Garden
  • Rejuvenate Annuals
  • Cutting Lilies
  • Prune Strawberry Runners

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