New England

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Cloudy Apple Juice More Nutritious

National News

Next time you reach for a bottle of apple juice on the grocery shelves, look for the variety with a cloudy mixture. According to researchers at the Agricultural University of Wroclaw, Poland,...

Unusual Torch Lily

The red hot poker or torch lily ( Kniphofia ) is a South African native perennial known for its dramatic midsummer-blooming, 5-foot-tall yellow or red flower spikes that emerge from the evergreen...

Renewable Peat Moss Substitute

Peat moss is one of the most widely used soil amendments in home gardens. Although peat moss is still abundant in Canada where the bulk of it is produced, there have been concerns about the...

Handy Tool for Cleaning Mowers

One way of extending the life of your lawn mower deck is to clean out the dead grass that accumulates underneath after each mowing. Using a screwdriver or putty knife to clean out the grass can...

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In the Garden

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Make Way for Lilies

I fell hard for lilies this summer. It started with a seemingly endless border of gorgeous lilies of different types and colors next to a house I passed one morning. Then on a visit to my favorite nursery, a 6-foot-tall, elegant 'Golden Splendor'...
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Resources

Books

Lilies Lilies: A Guide to Choosing and Growing Lilies , by Michael Jefferson-Brown (Rizzoli...

Web Finds

The Lily Garden Gaze at a tempting array of lilies at the Web site of The Lily Garden , a lily breeder in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Store Tender Bulbs and Tubers
  • Transplant Lilies
  • Remove Rose Debris and Mulch
  • Stockpile Mulch
  • Weed Again

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