New England

September, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Selecting the Best Roses

National News

Part of the mission of the American Rose Society (ARS) is the evaluation of newly-released roses. After three years of assessment, each rose is assigned a rating that is included in their annually...

Avoiding the Mummy's Curse

Blueberries are a popular fruit for home gardeners. They are generally easy to grow and the berries are delicious and highly nutritious. But sometimes the mature berries shrivel up, turning gray...

Don't Baby Your Basil

Most gardeners know that many perennial herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage are most flavorful when grown in lean soil without a lot of fertility. But more fertile soil has often been...

Leaf Collection Made Easy

Soon gardeners in many parts of the country will begin that traditional fall chore- raking up leaves. While a few leaves can just be mown over to return organic matter to the soil, large amounts...

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In the Garden

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Is Fall for Planting?

As the weather begins to cool with the coming of fall, plants in the garden often start to perk up as the stress of hot temperatures eases. Early blooming flowers may put out a second flush of blossoms, lawns begin to make some new growth and fall...
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Resources

Books

Wild Plants in Urban Landscapes It's testimony to the resiliency of nature that even in the most urbanized environments, plants...

Favorite or New Plant

'Henry Eilers' Sweet Coneflower I'm always on the lookout for easy-care, late blooming plants. One of the newest to my garden and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pick Up Dropped Fruit
  • Look for Signs of Cedar-Apple Rust
  • Plant Cover Crops
  • Pick Winter Squash When Ripe
  • Make Leaf Mold

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