New England

September, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Pink Annabelle Hydrangea

National News

The round white flower heads of the Annabelle mophead hydrangea ( Hydrangea arborescens ) are a favorite of many gardeners. The flowers are produced on new growth in summer and continue to bloom...

Growing Giant Pumpkins Organically

Fall is pumpkin time in the U.S. For a particular group of people, fall is all about giant pumpkins -- the enormous fruits that you see at country fairs and on the news. The current world record...

Houseplants Give Off VOCs, Too

It is common knowledge that houseplants can help clean the air. Many houseplants remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) deemed indoor air pollutants, such as toulene and xylene. These VOCs are...

New Low Maintenance Lawn Grass Variety

The Holy Grail for many home owners is a lawn that looks great but needs little maintenance, especially mowing. Well, for homeowners in cool parts of the country, there is a new grass variety that...

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In the Garden

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'Tis the Season

What glorious weather we've been having! Especially compared to the rainy, cloudy start to the summer. It's the season for enjoying the fruits of all your efforts. Sometimes, though, that means a little more work. This is catch-up time for me. I...
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Resources

Shows & Events

The Magic of Lanterns 2009 From September 11 to November 1, 2009 the Montreal Botanical Garden will be presenting The Magic...

Web Finds

Gold Medal Plants Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has given "Gold Medal Plant Awards" to woody...
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Regional Reminders

  • Begin Harvesting Winter Squash
  • Move Peonies -- If You Must
  • Pot Up Bulbs for Forcing
  • Divide Iris and Daylilies
  • Move Houseplants Indoors

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