New England

June, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Sun-Tolerant Caladium

National News

Caladiums are known for their ability to brighten shady spots in the yard with their colorful leaves. Now there's a caladium that's more sun tolerant than other varieties, and its shorter stature...

Grapes May Protect Against Diabetes

According to the National Institutes of Health, it’s estimated that 1 in every 400 to 600 children and adolescents in the U.S. has type 1 diabetes. This epidemic has spurred research into ways to...

New Animal Control for Gardens

Controlling marauding animals from eating your landscape and garden is a never-ending task. Now there’s a new, low-impact, technological tool to add to your list of repellent sprays, fences, and...

Warm Temperatures Increase the Sugar and Nutrients in Tomatoes

Most gardeners know the flavor and nutritional quality of fresh tomatoes is best if you grow your own. New research from France shows that the temperature at which fruit ripens can also affect the...

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In the Garden


Strawberry Season

Strawberry rhubarb pie is one of my favorite springtime treats, and although I grow both rhubarb and strawberries, I've never been able to make a pie using only fresh fruit from my garden. The rhubarb is always past its prime by the time the...
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Shows & Events

Garden in the Woods A walk through the beautiful Garden in the Woods in Framingham, Massachusetts, the showcase of...

Clever Gardening Technique

Make a Nursery Bed If you like to rescue forlorn plants and nurse them back to health, or start perennials from seed...
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Regional Reminders

  • Edge Garden Beds
  • Raise Containers Off the Ground
  • Deadhead Early Bloomers
  • Pruning Early-Blooming Clematis
  • Remove Moldy Strawberries

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