New England

November, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Gold-Leafed Clematis

National News

European alpine clematis ( Clematis alpina ) features twining foliage that can reach up to 6 feet tall and nodding, bell-shaped flowers. Now there’s a new selection from Holland that boasts...

Propane Powered Grass Trimmer

Many power equipment manufacturers are adapting their products to environmental regulations by making them more fuel efficient and cleaner burning. There is also an increase in the use of...

Chill Plants to Stop Mealybugs

Mealybugs are common garden and houseplant pests. These cottony white bugs attach themselves to leaves and stems and suck plant juices. Their damage can cause leaves to drop and the sticky...

New Use for Dandelions

Gardeners are very familiar with the common dandelion. Many homeowners spend lots of money and time trying to eradicate this weed from their lawns. However, the lowly dandelion may play a role in...

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In the Garden


Holiday Cactus

I used to think that my "Christmas" cactus, which blooms at Thanksgiving every year, was just impatient. That is, until I learned that there are two distinct, yet related, species. Both Thankgiving cactus ( Schlumbergera truncata ) and Christmas...
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Container Gardening: Creative Combinations for Real Gardeners This time of year, it's nice to curl up with an inspiring book and dream of spring. Container...

Clever Gardening Technique

Arranging Dried Flowers Arranging dried flowers in a vase can be a challenge. If you don't have enough material to fill...
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Regional Reminders

  • Research Tree Varieties
  • Start Herb Seeds for Windowsill Garden
  • Avoid Chilling Houseplants
  • Evaluate Your Yard
  • Water Evergreens

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