New England

September, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Tomatoes Rich in Antioxidants

National News

People choose organically grown produce over conventionally grown produce for a variety of reasons, such as minimizing pesticide exposure and preference for the taste. New research supports the...

Unusual Double-Flowered Tiger Lily

Tiger lilies ( Lilium lancifolium ) are easy-to-grow, 4- to 6-foot-tall, hardy bulbs that typically produce downward-facing flowers in midsummer. While most have single flowers, an old, unusual...

Floating Planter for Ponds

Barley straw has been shown to emit a chemical that’s effective in controlling algae in water gardens and ponds. There are many purely functional barley straw products on the market, but a new...

Make Your Own Garden Cart

Many gardeners fondly remember, and may still own, the original Model 26 Garden Way garden cart. This revolutionary cart made hauling soil, mulch, and other materials much easier than using a...

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In the Garden


It's Time to Split

It's hard to face the reality that frost is just around the corner and the garden is performing its swan song. There are still carrots, beets, kale, lettuce, and peppers to harvest. And I'm still cutting bouquets, which I'm savoring all the more because...
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Web Finds

Apple Recipes If you can't take to the road to taste what apple orchards have to offer, at least you can treat...

Shows & Events

Apple Picking and Tastings It's apple-picking time and throughout New England there are enough apple tastings and apple...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare New Strawberry Patch
  • Improve Next Year's Blueberry Crop
  • Give Amaryllis a Rest
  • Preserve Herbs
  • Acclimate Tropicals for the Move Indoors

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