New England

August, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Butterfly-Attracting, Disease-Resistant Phlox

National News

Midsummer is tall phlox ( Phlox paniculata and P. maculata ) season in the perennial garden. Phlox is known for its beautiful flowers this time of year, but powdery mildew often ruins the show....

Save the Ash Tree

There is a growing concern about native ash trees across the country. The emerald ash borer (EAB) insect has set up home in communities in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Eastern Canada...

Elderberry Pruning Trials

Elderberry bushes are gaining in popularity. This native shrub is easy to grow and is adapted to a wide range of climatic conditions, including wet areas. It features attractive white flowers and...

National Community Gardening Week

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has named August 23-29, 2009, National Community Gardening Week. As an ongoing commitment to encourage community gardening, the USDA is installing “People’s...

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In the Garden

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Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles are difficult to control. Unlike many garden pests that come in, do their damage, and then leave, Japanese beetles emerge in June and hang around for months. And while many pests are host-specific, attacking just one type of plant,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management Cornell's Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management is geared to commercial...

Shows & Events

Help Gather Information about Viburnum Leaf Beetle Viburnum leaf beetle (VLB) has already caused considerable damage to both native and cultivated...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch Weeds
  • Preserve Herbs
  • Share the Wealth
  • Shade Tender New Plants
  • Keep Garden Clean

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