New England

July, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Variegated Tapioca

National News

Tropical foliage plants continue to be popular, and a new ornamental selection of the tropical food plant tapioca promises to shine in any landscape. The variegated tapioca ( Manihot esculenta...

Simple Way to Reduce Peach Brown Rot

Brown rot fungal disease can adversely affect the health of peach trees and fruits. To reduce the need for spraying to control this disease, researchers in France tried changing some common...

New Deer-Control Product

Deer browsing on shrubs, trees, flowers, and vegetables is a big problem throughout the country. Some gardeners fence out the deer, others try various taste and smell deterrents. Here’s another...

World’s Largest Daphne

Daphnes are known for their attractive foliage and sweetly scented, white flowers. Most selections are small shrubs with densely packed leaves that grow well in a perennial flower border. But...

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In the Garden


Wildlife Musings

A grey catbird has claimed the tippy top of a birch tree in my backyard as his new roost. He serenades us morning and night with his impressively wide-ranging vocalizations and isn't even deterred when we eat on the back deck within 50 feet of him. A...
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Shows & Events

Visit Gardens While on Vacation Traveling this summer? Find out what's going on in your vacation spot by visiting National...

Clever Gardening Technique

Donate Extra Harvests Many of us end up with more food than we can eat from our gardens. After all, just how many beans...
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Regional Reminders

  • Take Advantage of Discounted Perennials
  • Keep Tomatoes Evenly Watered
  • Propagate Oriental Poppies
  • Fertilize Blueberries
  • Fertilize Container Plantings

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