New England

November, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Butterfly Bush

National News

The butterflies have flown South and West for the winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking of ways to lure them back into your garden next summer. Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia ) are...

Colorful Book on Plants

While most gardeners enjoy practical books on gardening techniques and plants, sometimes it’s nice to have a book that just wows you. The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants (Firefly Books,...

Don’t Touch Your African Violets

There’s no doubt that African violet plants are beautiful. In looking at and caring for them, it’s tempting to touch the fuzzy leaves and colorful flowers. While most plants can take this...

Bird Feeders Spread Noxious Weeds

Bird feeding is a popular fall activity. People love to watch the birds gathering at the feeder; plus, feeding helps birds survive the winter. However, anyone who has watched birds at a feeder...

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In the Garden


Don't Forget to Plant Garlic!

Don't forget to add garlic to your roster of fall-planted bulbs! Garlic is best planted in fall -- like daffodils and tulips -- so it can develop roots into winter and be ready to sprout when the ground thaws in spring. Although ideally planted in...
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Rock Gardens Rock gardens are as diverse as gardeners, and Rock Garden Design and Construction , by the North...

Favorite or New Plant

'Vermont Sun' Forsythia Forsythia earns its keep with its early spring burst of color, but our New England winters can...
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Regional Reminders

  • Leave Asparagus Stalks
  • Promoting Blooms on Christmas Cactus
  • Sow Perennials
  • Protect Roses for Winter
  • Planning for a Living Christmas Tree

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