New England

October, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Combining Bulbs and Perennials

National News

Bulb planting season is upon us. As you get ready to tuck tulips, daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs into the garden, do you find yourself puzzling over which perennials to combine with...

Gardening for Hard Times

Gardening can be a way to connect with nature, enjoy delicious produce for much less than you'd pay at the market or experiment with heirloom varieties or the latest cutting-edge hybrids. But...

Beetle-Resistant Viburnums

For years, viburnums were an excellent choice for gardeners in many parts of the U.S. looking for an attractive, trouble-free shrub to add to their landscapes. With showy flowers, ornamental...

Just the Plant Facts

Want to see a picture of what might be feeding on your apple trees? Or maybe it's time to winterize your roses- how about a watching a video to learn how? Perhaps you're looking for seasonal...

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In the Garden


What's in a Name?

You may say "po-TAY-to" and I may say "po-TAH-to", but someone else might call it Solanum tuberosum 'Yukon Gold.' What's with all these different names? Plants can go under a variety of monikers and it's helpful to understand where the various names...
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Roses for New England So much of the information published on selecting and growing roses seems to be for those in...

Favorite or New Plant

'Hameln' Dwarf Fountain Grass While I like the look of of ornamental grasses, many are too large for my modestly sized gardens....
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep on Watering
  • Dig and Store Dahlias
  • Weed One Last Time
  • Cut Back Woody Subshrubs
  • Prepare Barriers for Evergreens

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