New England

July, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Pinch of Salt for Tasty Tomatoes?

National News

A tomato ripe from the garden needs little more than a sprinkling of salt to make it a mouthwatering treat. But could a pinch of salt while it's still in the ground make it even tastier?...

Getting the Lead Out

As interest in eating locally grown and organic foods increases, so does the number of urban food gardens. Whether in backyards or community garden plots, more and more urban residents are trying...

Ideal Inkberries

More and more gardeners are turning to native plants for their landscapes. One such choice is the adaptable inkberry ( Ilex glabra ), a broad-leafed holly with glossy, deep green leaves and white...

Finding Farmers Markets

We can all benefit from the taste and nutrition of garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. But if you can't grow your own, or you don't have the space to grow all you need, a farmers market brimming...

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In the Garden


A Hot Time in the Flower Garden

For years I was pretty much a planter of soft colors and gentle contrasts when it came to designing my flower gardens. Pink and white phlox bloomed with lemon yellow dayliles and blue globe thistle; the chartreuse sprays of lady's mantle flowers...
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Shows & Events

Tower Hill Botanic Garden Daylily Exhibit View New England gardeners showing their best grown, best groomed daylily flowers at the Daylily...

Favorite or New Plant

Panicle Hydrangea Every year, Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Massachusetts selects a winner for its Cary Award as a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep an Eye Out for the Columbine Sawfly
  • Water New Plantings Regularly
  • Cut Back Early Bloomers
  • Sow Dill and Cilantro
  • Avoid Tomato Troubles with Consistent Soil Moisture

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