New England

November, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Climate Friendly Gardening

National News

While climate change is a global problem, home gardeners can do their part to avoid contributing to the problem. By following the dictum "Think globally, act locally," gardeners can use...

Broccoli for Healthy Babies

Expectant mothers know that eating a healthy diet while pregnant is important for the development of healthy babies. Now new research indicates that substances in the diets of pregnant mothers...

Glamorous Kale

Ornamental cabbages and kales are some of the most colorful additions to the fall garden. Displaying eye-catching, ruffled textures and vivid shades of pink, purple, red, white and green, these...

Clear the Air with Houseplants

Scientists have known for years that plants can take up common indoor air pollutants, improving the air quality for the occupants of homes and offices while not harming the plants themselves. One...

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In the Garden


Lights Out

As we head toward the winter solstice, the days are getting not only colder, but significantly shorter as well. Here in Vermont, there are more than 6 1/2 fewer hours of daylight on dark December's shortest day of the year than at the midsummer...
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Web Finds

Umass Extension Weed Herbarium Want to see pictures and get information to help you identify weeds in our region? The UMass...


Botanical Drawing Want a winter project that will help you appreciate the intricacy and beauty of plants?...
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Regional Reminders

  • Don't Cut Back Basal Leaves of Perennials
  • Watch Out for Winter Annual Weeds
  • Put Up Burlap Screening
  • Look for Viburnum Leaf Beetle Eggs
  • Take Care of Cyclamens

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