New England

September, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Choose Among the Best Catmints

National News

Catmints are widely adapted, dependable, easy-care perennials. There are more than 20 species commonly available, and some flower better and have a more attractive growth habit than others. To...

Import Seeds With Ease

Gardeners love to travel and invariably stumble across seeds of unique varieties when visiting other countries. Until recently you’ve needed a phytosanitary certificate to import seeds into the...

Evaluating Home Soil Test Kits

Testing the soil is important for determining soil fertility and health. Whether it be for a lawn, flower garden, or vegetable garden, knowing your pH, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and other...

Wash Tree Roots Before Planting

Fall is a great time of year for planting deciduous trees around the country. If you’re planting large balled and burlapped trees, you know there is as much work involved moving the tree to the...

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In the Garden

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Plan for the Winter Garden

Your garden that's now an explosion of color will slip into sepia tones in another two months, a time for using a different lens to view your landscape. There's beauty in the dormant season -- the horizontal branching of a dogwood tree, red berries on...
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Resources

Web Finds

Drying and Preserving Plant Materials If you enjoy preserving seedpods, flowers, and foliage from the garden, now's the time to start...

Books

Garlic, Onion, & Other Alliums Whether you're first and foremost a flower gardener or a vegetable gardener, this book will...
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Regional Reminders

  • Order Garlic
  • Remove Grass Clippings
  • Take Advantage of Fall Sales
  • Remove Diseased Rose Foliage
  • Prepare Soil for Spring Rose Planting

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