New England

September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Multicolored Bee Balm

National News

Bee balm ( Monarda didyma ) is known as a widely adapted perennial flower that features red, white, or lavender flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds love. A new selection from England adds a...

Incredible New Hydrangea

From the world of plant blogs comes word of a new, improved version of the popular ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea. ‘Annabelle’ is a midsummer-blooming Hydrangea arborescens selection that blooms on new...

New Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

Come fall, many gardeners restock the bird feeders to attract a variety of feathered friends to their yards for winter. One of the worst problems with many bird feeders is squirrels stealing the...

Earthworms Spread Weed Seed

Giant ragweed ( Ambrosia trifida ) is one of the main contributors to the hay fever that causes distress to millions of gardeners this time of year. While giant ragweed is quite capable of...

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In the Garden

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Saving Dahlias

I went all out on dahlias this year. I usually plant a few every year, and if I like the flowers, I dig up the tubers and store them over the winter. In the past, if they didn't survive winter storage, it wasn't the end of the world. But this year I...
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Resources

Shows & Events

New England Wild Flower Society Symposium Learn innovative ways to stretch your gardening season and make better use of your gardening...

Books

Garden Calendar The University of Massachusetts Extension publishes a garden calendar that can inspire New...
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Regional Reminders

  • Adjust Soil pH
  • Water Newly Planted Perennials
  • Preparing Amaryllis for a New Bloom Cycle
  • Get Tomato and Pepper Covers Ready
  • Dry Tomatoes

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