New England

October, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, Colorful Yellow Rocket

National News

Yellow rocket (Ligularia) is a late-blooming perennial for woodland gardens or shady areas. It’s commonly relegated to the back of the border because of its uninteresting leaves. However, a new...

Are Organic Blueberries Healthier?

Many people believe organically raised produce is safer than conventionally raised crops because of the lack of chemical spray residues on the fruit. However, what about differences in the...

Tracking Lost Ladybugs

The old nursery rhyme goes, "Ladybug, ladybug fly away home …" It seems the insects have taken this song a little too literally. Over the last 20 years, several of our native ladybug species have...

Protect Plants from Frost

Frost is threatening in many areas, if it hasn’t already hit. However, many plants are still looking good in the garden, and perhaps you’re not ready to give them up just yet. If you have a prized...

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In the Garden


How Raking Can Save Your State Budget

When I was growing up in New Jersey, Saturday mornings were leaf-raking-and-burning time. In my neighborhood and in many others across town, the acrid smell of burning leaves filled the air. The smoke tickled the nostrils and burned the eyes. Someone...
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Shows & Events

Extending the Garden in Time and Space If your garden is screeching to a halt and you wish you still had weeks left to enjoy it, a...

Favorite or New Plant

'Hot Papaya' Echinacea I wish I had the new, double, orange echinacea called 'Hot Papaya' blooming in my garden right...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Brussels Sprouts
  • Shred Leaves
  • Inspect Indoor Plants Often
  • Give Holiday Cactus a Dark or Cold Treatment
  • Don't Mulch Bulbs When You Plant

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