New England

December, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Rainbow-Colored Corn

National News

We often think of corn as an edible crop and not -- except for fall decorations -- as an ornamental one, too. That could change with the introduction of new corn varieties with multi-colored...

How to Top-Dress Lawns with Compost

Organic lawn care experts recommend top-dressing your lawn with compost to improve the quality and health of your grass. But application guidelines are not always readily available. Researchers at...

New Miniature Eggplant

Eggplants are classic ornamental edibles. The beautiful plants, stunning pink star-shaped flowers, and colorful fruits make eggplants excellent additions to a vegetable garden, flower garden, or...

Attractive Houseplant Terrarium

Terrariums are useful for growing plants indoors without expensive and space-consuming lights and growth chambers. Plus, when the terrarium is attractively designed, it can become a focal point in...

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In the Garden


Take Another Look at Oxalis

One of the most foolproof plants blooming on my windowsill right now is the burgundy-leaved oxalis 'Charmed Wine'. Dainty five-petaled white flowers rise above deep burgundy leaves, but even when it's not in flower the velvety foliage makes it worth...
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Tasty Tubers of the World You may enjoy dahlias, nasturtiums, and cannas in your garden, but did you know you can enjoy...

Favorite or New Plant

'Art Deco' Dahlia Here's one for my wish list next summer: 'Art Deco' dahlia has petals that are light...
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Regional Reminders

  • Handle Snow-Laden Branches With Care
  • Get Lost in Garden Reading
  • Keeping Cyclamen Healthy
  • Check Soil Before Watering
  • Control Spider Mites on Houseplants

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