New England

July, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

21st Century Greens

National News

As the world population soars toward a predicted peak of around 9 billion by the middle of this century, the global food system falls short both in providing adequate nutritional support to many...

The National Heirloom Exposition

If you are one of the many gardeners interested in growing heirloom vegetables, fruits, and flowers, you can find out more by attending the National Heirloom Exposition at the Sonoma County...

Orchids are Tops

What is the highest value floriculture crop these days? According to an article in the July 2011 issue of Greenhouse Grower, it's no longer poinsettias. As noted in the USDA's Floriculture Crops...

Bronze Birch Borer Resistance

The bronze birch borer is a native insect that can weaken and kill birches in landscape plantings. While trees that are stressed by dry soil are most vulnerable, different species of birches have...

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In the Garden

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The Edible Front Yard

With all the buzz about sustainability, local food production, and edible landscaping these days, and with Michelle Obama putting in a kitchen garden on the White House lawn, you'd think that someone deciding to convert grass to vegetables would be...
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Resources

Books

Edible Landscaping For more ideas and information about incorporating edible plants into your landscape in inventive...

Favorite or New Plant

Golden Beauty Bracteantha One of my favorite choices for low-maintenance container plantings is Proven Winners Sundaze...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Onions
  • Give Re-blooming Perennials a Midsummer Feeding
  • Check Spruce Trees for Galls
  • Keep Up with Watering
  • Maintain Container Plantings

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