New England

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Color for Late Summer-Blooming Lobelia

National News

Lobelia speciosa is a great late-summer blooming perennial that’s easy to maintain and brightly colored. The ‘Fan’ series is a new hybrid line that was created from a cross between Lobelia...

New Dwarf, Weeping Dawn Redwood

Dawn redwood is a fast-growing, feathery-leaved specimen tree that resembles the coastal redwoods of California but is deciduous and more widely adapted. This striking tree looks beautiful...

Eat Broccoli and Cauliflower for Prostate Health

We know that eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables is good for your health. In particular the crucifer vegetables -- broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and turnip greens --...

Kaolin Clay Can Increase Aphid Populations

Kaolin clay is an organic pesticide often sprayed on trees, vines, and vegetables to prevent many insects and diseases, such as aphids, mites, leafhoppers, leaf rollers, thrips, apple maggots,...

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In the Garden

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Making a Leaf Casting

I've always loved big-leaved plants for the drama they lend to a garden, the way they hold onto water droplets and catch the sunlight. The intricate network of veins is remarkably showy on the huge leaves of rhubarb, gunnera, hosta, ligularia,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Questions about Leaf Casting This GardenWeb FAQ page on How Do I Make a Concrete Leaf Casting is very informative and...

Books

Creative Concrete Ornaments for the Garden For inspiration and ideas for making concrete leaf castings and other works of art for your...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Fall Greens
  • Prune Tomatoes
  • Sow Cover Crops
  • Harvest Onions and Garlic
  • Divide Perennials

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