New England

August, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

More Good Reasons to Eat Fruits and Vegetables

National News

For years we've been told that, in terms of weight loss, it's not what you eat but how much that matters. If you eat fewer calories, you'll lose weight, regardless of where those calories come...

If You Want to Get Rich, Become a Farmer

This surprising bit of advice comes from Wall Street investment whiz Jim Rogers. It seems that while the rest of the economy continues to limp along, the farm sector is in something of a boom....

Grow a Weed-free Garden

Weeds are the bane of just about every gardener. While insect and disease problems may wax and wane with pest populations cycles and the weather, just about everyone who gardens counts weeding...

Landscape Mulches and Fire Safety

The battles against big wildfires in the Southwest and other parts of the country this summer highlight the importance for homeowners in fire-prone areas to consider the combustibility of mulch...

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In the Garden


A Fungus Among Us

While walking my dog one morning recently, I noticed that my neighbor's lilac bush, whose leaves are usually covered with the whitish bloom of powdery mildew by this time in the summer, was looking surprisingly good. Just a few leaves showed telltale...
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Web Finds

Virtual Plant Walks Many of the college campuses in our region display interesting and unusual ornamental plantings....

Shows & Events

Taste Testing Tour of Heirloom Apple Varieties Enjoy sampling some heirloom apples on a taste testing tour of early varieties in the heirloom...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pinch Off Squash and Pumpkin Blossoms
  • Plant Crops for Fall Harvest
  • Stop Fertilizing Roses
  • Plant Colchicums
  • Check Lawns for Grubs

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