New England

July, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Plant Compounds that Fight Cancer

National News

We all know that eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for our health. But research being conducted at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Western Human Nutrition Research Center in...

Be Kind to the Earth with Earth-Kind Landscaping

Earth-Kind® Landscaping is a system developed by Aggie Horticulture®, part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, as a way to help gardeners create attractive landscapes that are kind to Mother...

Long Lasting Deer and Rabbit Repellent

Deer and rabbits are some of the hardest garden pests to deal with. They are voracious, will happily chomp on all kinds of plants and are tough to exclude from garden areas. There are a number of...

Sharing Garden Inspiration

Do you love to share garden pictures and information? Want to hook up with gardeners around the globe? Check out the website , an interactive experience for all levels of...

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In the Garden


Daisies in the Garden: Plants and a Pug

I've been thinking about dogs and gardens because I've been bringing my own dog, a pug named Daisy, into work with me during the recent spell of hot, steamy weather we've had. My office has air conditioning while home does not, so she is much more...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Brighten Up the Handles of Garden Tools Paint the handles of small garden tools such as weeders, trowels, pruners and cultivators with...

Web Finds

Massachusetts Asian Longhorn Beetle Eradication Program The Asian longhorn beetle was found recently for the first time in the Boston area. Everyone in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Late Blight on Tomatoes and Potatoes
  • Control the Oak Twig Pruner
  • Plant Chinese Cabbage
  • Check if Garlic is Ready to Harvest
  • Plant Seeds of Perennials for Bloom Next Year

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