New England

October, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Recipes for Healthy Kids

National News

Did you come up with some delicious new ways to use the produce from your garden this year? Did you hit on ways to serve garden-fresh veggies that your kids gobbled down? Are you interested in...

A Kaleidoscope of Color

Flowers add to the beauty of the garden, but for season-long excitement, nothing beats plants with colorful foliage. And few are as colorful for as long as the new 'Kaleidescope' abelia from Plant...

Sweet Bittersweet

With its abundant berries in autumnal shades, bittersweet vine has long been a favorite for fall decorating. Unfortunately the popular Oriental bittersweet ( Celastrus orbiculatus ) is a rampantly...

Managing Soil Pathogens with Mustard

No, we're not talking about raiding the condiments cupboard for some Grey Poupon! But research done at Cornell University has demonstrated that mustard plants, as well as other related brassicas...

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In the Garden

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Look Down for Fall Color

At this time of year, we are used to looking up to see the changing pageantry of tree leaves as they put on their autumnal hues. Here in Vermont in mid-October, the hillsides and valleys are still a blaze of vivid reds, yellows and oranges as maples,...
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Resources

Books

Gardening in the Fall If your idea of fall gardening is a few mums in pots on the front steps, Fallscaping: Extending...

Favorite or New Plant

Seven-son Flower Sometimes it seems that everything is made in China these days. I had to chuckle last summer when...
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Regional Reminders

  • Box Elder Bugs on the Prowl
  • Prepare New Garden Beds
  • Wait to Protect Roses
  • Plant Some Spinach Seeds
  • Top-dress the Asparagus Bed

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