New England

June, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exploring Private Gardens

National News

What's more enjoyable than spending a day wandering through the lovingly-tended landscape of a dedicated gardener? Thanks to The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program, now in its fifteenth year,...

Let Us Grow Lettuce Well

Nothing is better at the end of a hot summer day than keeping the stove turned off and tossing together a fresh salad for dinner. But nothing is more frustrating than heading out to the garden to...

New Organic Production Guides

Cornell University Cooperative Extension and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program have recently released nine new organic production guides for farmers. These new guides provide...

Choose the Best Coneflowers

Coneflowers ( Echinacea spp. ) are long-time garden favorites, adding easy-care color to the garden in mid to late summer. Recent efforts by plant breeders have added an array of choices of...

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In the Garden

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Healthy Lawns and Healthy Lakes

Nothing sets off landscape plantings like a lush, green lawn. But most gardeners don't want their carpet of grass to cause environmental harm. Runoff containing the nutrient phosphorus from lawn fertilizers entering lakes, streams and rivers is a big...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Oceana® Blue Salvia I went plant shopping at a local nursery recently, took one look at this plant and was completely...

Web Finds

Grow Smart, Grow Safe Grow Smart, Grow Safe is a downloadable consumer guide to lawn and garden products. Written...
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Regional Reminders

  • Lily Leaf Beetles
  • Check Mugo Pines for Sawfly Larvae
  • Plant Sweet Corn in Blocks
  • Keep Up with Lawn Mowing
  • Prune Arborvitae

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