New England

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Colorful Japanese Forest Grass

National News

Japanese forest grass ( Hakonechloa macra ) is an attractive, clumping ornamental grass that looks stunning planted as a ground cover along a walkway or on a bank. The leaves are usually a bright...

New Continuous Input Composter

With the bevy of fallen leaves, grass clippings, and old flower and vegetable plants, fall is a great time to compost yard waste. While there are many home compost units on the market, here is a...

Award-Winning Japanese Hornbeam

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines with a special gold medal award. The plants are evaluated for performance, pest and...

Sky Farming of the Future

Small-space gardeners with only a deck and patio have been told for years to utilize the vertical space above beds and planters for growing more plants. Now Dickson Despommier, professor of...

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In the Garden

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Plants for Dry Times

When it rains, it pours, but when it stops ... we waste a lot of time watering our gardens. I call it a waste of time because I'd rather be doing just about anything other than standing with a hose or lugging a watering can. Even with automatic watering...
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Resources

Clever Gardening Technique

Conserving Water in the Garden Some commonly recommended steps for cutting down on water use include: 1. Reduce the size of the...

Books

Xeriscape Plant Guide The Xeriscape Plant Guide (Fulcrum Publishing, 1996; $27.95) covers 100 water-wise plants, with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Breakable Pots
  • Check Houseplants for Insects
  • Store Fertilizers and Sprays
  • Plant More Bulbs
  • Cut Back Diseased Perennials

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