New England

September, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh

National News

One of the joys of having a flower garden outdoors is being able to bring some of that beauty indoors. Whether you have a cutting garden from which you can harvest armloads of fresh flowers or...

Frogs and Fungicides

As scientists note a worldwide decline in amphibians, they have come to consider that these animals are perhaps our environment's "canary in the coal mine," giving us early warning of...

Golden "Fire"

Zinnias have long been garden favorites for their bright blossoms and easy culture. But many have one big drawback- susceptibility to fungal diseases. Now gardeners who want a dose of hot color...

All the Dirt on Tomatoes

Tomato season is coming to a close for gardeners in many parts of the country. But until frost hits, it's time to harvest and enjoy fresh tomatoes, and perhaps preserve some of the bounty for...

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In the Garden


Small Trees: Now for Something a Little Different

Many of us garden on relatively small plots of land. Although I may dream about an estate with multiple gardens (and the staff to care for them, of course!), in reality, my landscaping is done on a third of an acre in a suburban neighborhood. So when it...
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Web Finds

Cornell Lawn Care Library A great source of information on all aspects of lawn care for our region, Cornell Lawn Care...

Favorite or New Plant

Frikart's Aster Plants that get my top rating are ones that are long-blooming, trouble-free and have gorgeous...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Lawns
  • Plant Garlic
  • Plant an Amaryllis Bulb
  • Leaves Seedheads for Birds
  • Pinch Brussels Sprouts

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