New England

June, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tomatoes Found to Protect Against Sunburn

National News

Many gardeners use sunscreen while outdoors to shield their skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. According to new research, eating tomatoes may also have a sun-protecting effect....

Bushy Cordyline for Tropical Gardens

Tropical plants continue to be the rage, especially in container gardens. One of the most popular tropicals is best loved for its leaves, not flowers. Cordyline is an Australian native that...

Lantanas That Attract the Most Butterflies

Butterfly gardening is one of the most popular types of flower gardening, and one of the most popular nectar plants for adults is Lantana camara . But research has shown that butterflies can be...

New Stool Saves Your Back

Midsummer is weeding and harvesting time in the garden. Unfortunately, this work can be backbreaking. Now there is a new tool that allows you to sit down while working. The wearable garden...

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In the Garden


Gardening With a 5 A Day Dog

My yellow lab, Sophie, is very single-minded. She lives for food ... fresh or rotten, it makes no difference. She'll tear into a garbage bag if given half a chance, gorge until she makes herself sick, then do it all again the next time the opportunity...
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Web Finds

Dogs in the Garden Dogs and gardens can peacefully coexist, at least relatively peacefully. Garden Tips for Dog...

Tool or Gardening Product

Serenade Disease Control Disease control in the garden has come a long way. Black spot on roses and powdery mildew on bee...
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Regional Reminders

  • Seed Summer Lettuce
  • Pinch Basil
  • Trim Back Early-Blooming Perennials
  • Snip Low Tomato Suckers
  • Cultivate After a Heavy Rain

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