New England

October, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Weeping Blue Ginger

National News

Are you looking for a plant to brighten your patio this fall and indoors this winter? Why not try this weeping, blue-flowered ginger? Dichorisandra pendula is native to Brazil and thrives in...

New Veggie Soup Cookbook

Fall has arrived and that means it’s time to warm up the body with tasty and nutritious soups. If you’re tired of the same few recipes you keep using over and over, try out this new cookbook. From...

Bulbs that Resist Vole Damage

October is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in your garden across much of the country. If you've ever planted tulips, hyacinths, and crocus, only to be frustrated when few flowers emerge...

Students are Happier in Classrooms with Plants

It’s widely known that the presence of houseplants in rooms improves air quality, reduces eye irritation and stress, motivates employees, and even improves concentration. In one study, employees’...

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In the Garden


Drying Late-Summer Flowers

The last few weeks have felt like a gift. It's already the second week of October and we haven't had a killing frost yet here in northern Vermont. Since a frost can come as early as mid September, it feels a little like we're cheating nature. (A...
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Favorite or New Plant

Incrediball Hydrangea There's a new hydrangea kid on the block that's the talk of the town. If you love the white,...

Web Finds

Planting for Pollinators I came across a helpful Web page with a month-by-month listing of pollinator-friendly plants....
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare Tools for Winter Storage
  • Prepare New Beds
  • Enjoy Tender Annuals Indoors
  • Harvest Dried Beans
  • Rake and Shred Leaves

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