New England

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Curly-Leaved Begonia

National News

Rex begonias are known for their large, highly textured, colorful leaves. This tropical, moisture-loving plant makes an excellent houseplant; outdoors, it’s commonly grown as an annual in all but...

New Targeted Herbicide Applicator

Removing weeds is not a fun chore. While there are many options for managing weeds in the lawn and landscape, some gardeners turn to an herbicide as a last resort for hard-to-kill weeds....

Royal Vegetable Garden

Not to be outdone by first lady Michelle Obama’s new vegetable garden at the White House, Queen Elizabeth II of England has, for the first time since World War II, had gardeners install a...

Salt-Stressed Broccoli More Nutritious?

Broccoli is a nutritious, cool-season crop and a popular ingredient in many recipes. It’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants (cancer-fighting compounds). Now researchers in Spain have found...

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In the Garden

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Lily Leaf Beetle

If you grow lilies, you're probably familiar with the scarlet lily leaf beetle ( Lilioceris lilii ). And if you don't know this pest, be on the lookout. Both the larvae and adult beetles eat lily foliage; a bad infestation may reduce plants to naked...
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Resources

Web Finds

Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management Although the Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management Web site is geared to...

Favorite or New Plant

Chocolate Joe Pye Weed Joe Pye is a mainstay for the fall garden, especially now that plant breeders are creating more...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Crops at Their Peak
  • Prune Tomato Suckers
  • Use Fabric to Tie Up Plants
  • Watch for Cabbage Loopers
  • Water As Necessary

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