New England

June, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Punch up your Garden with Blackberry Punch

National News

Looking to add some drama to your container plantings and hanging baskets this summer? Add excitement with the smoldering colors of Superbells® Blackberry Punch calibrachoa from Proven...

Find Out Where to Pick-Your-Own

Even if you don't have the space or time to grow all your fruits and vegetables yourself, you can still have the satisfaction of harvesting fresh, local produce yourself at a pick-your-own...

Be Water-wise with a Rain Barrel

Environmentally conscious gardeners -- not to mention thrifty ones -- look for ways to keep from wasting water while minimizing run-off and the pollution and erosion problems it can create. Using...

Top Gardening Books

Every year the American Horticultural Society, whose mission blends education, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship with the art and science of horticulture, presents its annual...

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In the Garden


What's That Purple Thing in the Tree?

Last summer, while driving along the New York State Thruway in central New York, I stopped at a rest area to stretch my legs. As I walked about, I noticed an ash tree on the edge of the grassy clearing with a strange-looking , triangular purple box...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Elin' Meadow Rue Last summer I was looking for a tall plant to serve as a dramatic focal point in a shady section...

Clever Gardening Technique

Give Your Neighbor a Japanese Beetle Trap Just kidding! This tongue-in-cheek advice is meant to point out that while Japanese beetle traps...
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Regional Reminders

  • Remove Green Shoots on Variegated Plants
  • Keep Mosquitoes from Breeding
  • Keep an Eye Out for Late Blight Symptoms
  • Pick Peas Promptly
  • Sow More Bush Beans

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