New England

November, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hawaiian Taro Plants

National News

The hot summer weather may be long gone, but fall is a good time of year to reflect on what grew well and plan for next spring. Colocassia, or taro, is a tropical plant that has huge leaves and...

Deep Composting

Composting is a great fall activity. Instead of shipping your leaves, grass clippings, and old annual plants to the landfill, they can be used to make a rich soil amendment for your garden. Most...

Creating a Nation of Farmers

It is well-known that there are serious problems with our food system. It’s heavily dependent on fossil fuels, making it vulnerable to rising gas and oil prices. It contributes to pollution and...

Stop Cats from Catching Birds

Cats are cute and cuddly, but they still are felines. Their instincts are to hunt. Many cat owners are horrified to find their cat stalking and killing birds, especially those at the bird feeder....

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In the Garden


Your Garden Symphony Starts with Spring Bulbs

Some people describe gardens as paintings -- blank canvases of soil that you "paint" with flowers and foliage plants. I prefer to think of gardens as symphonies. Throughout the growing season, there are crescendos as the showiest plants come into bloom,...
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Web Finds

International Flower Bulb Information Center Discover the world of flower bulbs at the International Flower Bulb Information Center Web...

Clever Gardening Technique

Cover Vegetable Beds with Leaves, and Lots of Them Once you've cleaned out your vegetable garden beds, pile as many leaves as you can find on them....
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Regional Reminders

  • One More Weeding
  • Pot Up Amaryllis and Paperwhites
  • Protect Trees from Deer Damage
  • Invite Winter Birds
  • Drain Irrigation Systems

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