New England

August, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Native Bee Basics

National News

Native bees are important and often under-appreciated pollinators. If you'd like to find out more about these helpful insects and what you can do to conserve and protect them on your property and...

Lingering Effects of Invasive Species

The ecological disruption caused by invasive plants species is a worldwide problem. The cost of the environmental and economic impact of these invaders is estimated to be in the neighborhood of...

Move Gypsy Moth Free

The gypsy moth is an introduced insect that is one of the most destructive pests of trees and shrubs ever to reach our shores. Its immature stage, a dark, hairy caterpillar with rows of red and...

Landscape Problem Solver

We all probably wish we had an experienced gardener we could call on for advice whenever problems arise in the garden. For those of us without such a fount of knowledge, the Landscape Problem...

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In the Garden

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How Low Maintenance Can You Go?

Recently I was asked to make some suggestions for landscape plants that "need no maintenance whatsoever." I was tempted to suggest plastic flowers, but even these would probably need the dust hosed off them occasionally! The only truly no-maintenance...
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Resources

Books

Sustainable Gardening For the latest perspectives and information on how to design and cultivate a landscape that helps...

Favorite or New Plant

October Daphne I garden in sandy soil, so I have used dry soil-tolerant sedums in many spots, both the taller...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide or Move Daylilies
  • Fertilize Lawns in Early Fall
  • Sow Grass Seed
  • Let Herbs Go to Seed
  • Sow Cover Crops as Garden Beds Empty

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