New England

September, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

First Zero Turn Electric Riding Mower

National News

With the interest in reducing pollution and lowering our carbon foot prints, electric mowers have been gaining in popularity. Electric mowers emit less pollution, are quieter, and, with new...

New Web Site for Gardeners with Physical Limitations

Gardeners with physical limitations often have to struggle to construct gardens they can easily tend. While there are many Web sites with information to help these gardeners, this new site brings...

World’s Favorite Rose Award

Roses are not just the most popular flower in the U.S., they are the most popular flower in the world. The World Federation of Rose Societies is a group of rose societies from 41 different...

Beet Juice Increases Stamina

Interested is having longer, less tiring workouts, being able to hike further, and generally have more stamina? Drink beet juice. Researchers at the University of Exeter in England studied 8 men...

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In the Garden

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Rudbeckias for Every Garden

Newly released rudbeckia varieties don't seem to get the fanfare of, say, new echinaceas, but that doesn't mean they're not worthy of a closer look. The National Garden Bureau named 2008 "The Year of the Rudbeckia" for good reason. Rudbeckias, commonly...
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Resources

Web Finds

Flower Bulb Information The Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center Web site offers practical information on...

Books

Guide to Trees and Shrubs Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs , by Michael Dirr (Timber Press, 1997; $69.96), is a wonderful,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Be Prepared for Early Frosts
  • Stockpile Pine Needles
  • Bring Houseplants Indoors
  • Compost Old Mulch
  • Dry Petals for Potpourri
  • Be Prepared for Early Frosts
  • Stockpile Pine Needles
  • Bring Houseplants Indoors
  • Compost Old Mulch
  • Dry Petals for Potpourri

Read more »

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