New England

June, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Hosta of the Year

National News

American Hosta Growers Association has selected ‘Earth Angel’ as the Hosta of the Year for 2009. ‘Earth Angel’ is one of the largest variegated hosta varieties available. Hardy in USDA zones 2 to...

New Kitchen Scrap Composter

Composting kitchen scraps is a great way to reduce landfill waste and create organic matter for your garden. But what if you don’t have room, or the desire, to create an outdoor composting system?...

Reduce Dandelions in Lawns with Leaf Mulch

Dandelions are the scourge of many gardeners. Other than using harmful herbicides, the only sure fire way to eliminate them from lawns is to hand weed. However, recent research at Michigan State...

Updated Drip Irrigation Book

Water conservation is a big issue in many communities across the country. One way to water your plants without wasting this precious resource is to use drip irrigation. If drip irrigation seems...

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In the Garden


A Late Start to the Summer Garden

Are the plants in your vegetable garden growing as slowly as they are in mine? It's been a challenging spring if you're a tomato or pepper plant, or the gardener trying to grow them. We can be thankful for the plentiful rain, considering how much of the...
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Web Finds

Gardening Resources at Cornell The Gardening Resources page of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Web site is the entry point...

Tool or Gardening Product

Nail Brush I've got my hands in the soil every day, and repeatedly using nail brushes was painful -- the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Discourage Mosquitoes
  • Cut Back Shrubby Perennials
  • Control Slugs
  • Install Plant Supports
  • Plant Wisely Around the House

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