New England

August, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Vanilla-Scented Verbena Perfumes Your Yard

National News

Verbenas are stars of the late-season annual flower garden. They are great butterfly attractants and provide an airy feel to the garden as their flowers float above the foliage. Now there’s a...

Neem May Inhibit Nitrogen-Fixation in Legumes

Neem extract is widely used to ward off a variety of insects, such as Japanese beetles, aphids, and scale, and also diseases such as powdery mildew. It’s derived from the seed of a tropical tree...

Gardening Improves Health of Older Adults

It’s widely known that regular exercise contributes to the prevention of chronic diseases associated with aging and helps maintain an independent lifestyle. While many seniors find regular...

Faux Coyote Scares Away Birds

From the manufacturer who brought you the scare-eye balloons and faux owls to help ward off unwanted birds comes another faux predator for your yard. The faux coyote is not just a one-dimensional...

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In the Garden

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Solutions for the Rain-Soaked Garden

This would have been the year to garden in raised beds. Actually, this would have been the year to grow everything in containers that could at least have a hope of drying out before the next deluge. The community gardens at my office squish under...
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Resources

Web Finds

Plant Disease Diagnostics Do you need help diagnosing plant problems? Visit the University of Minnesota Extension's Plant...

Shows & Events

American Rose Society Trial Membership Rose lovers may want to take advantage of the new offer from the American Rose Society. You can...
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Regional Reminders

  • Freeze Fresh Corn
  • Freeze Berries
  • Remove Debris Under Roses
  • Take Advantage of Plant Sales
  • Stop Pruning Trees and Shrubs

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