New England

October, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Thornless Lime Tree for Containers

National News

Dwarf citrus trees make great container plants because they are adaptable to both indoor and outdoor conditions and produce fruit while taking up very little space. In warm climates (USDA zones...

Handy Tool for Cleaning Up Dropped Fruits

There are many tools for raking and removing leaves that drop on our lawns and gardens, but when it comes to picking up fallen nuts and fruits, most of us resort to picking them up by hand or...

Fruits and Vegetables Are Bigger But Not Better

Large strawberries, huge watermelons, bigger tomatoes -- it seems we have a fascination with large fruits and vegetables. However, in the quest to grow larger and higher-yielding produce, we may...

Perennial Vegetables That Keep on Giving

While perennial flowers have been popular for many years, little attention has been paid to perennial vegetables. Most gardeners think of vegetables as annual crops. In his new book, Perennial...

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In the Garden

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Overwintering Potted Roses

I used to think roses were the domain of gardeners who had lots of room, formal gardens, and a regular spray schedule -- none of which fit my style. I admired the blossoms and swooned over the perfume, but roses weren't for me. Then one spring I saw a...
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Resources

Books

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

Favorite or New Plant

Drumstick Allium I'll never be without drumstick alliums ( Allium sphaerocephalon ) in my garden. Their purplish...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Tools and Pots
  • Prepare Soil for Next Year's Roses
  • Mulch Cold-Hardy Root Vegetables
  • Water New Plantings
  • Clean Up Under Fruit Trees

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