New England

November, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Vegetables and Fruits for a Healthy Heart

National News

It may not be news that both genes and diet can play a role in the health of your heart. But which is more important? A new study suggests that a diet high in fruits and veggies, especially raw...

Watermelon Wonders

Here's more good news about keeping your heart healthy, especially for gardeners. A recent study by researchers at the University of Kentucky showed that eating watermelon reduced plasma...

Spoiled Rotten?

All those fruits and vegetables won't do our bodies any good if they spoil before we actually eat them. While produce picked fresh from the garden is best in taste and nutrients, we can't always...

Fresh, Local, and Purple for Health

Potatoes sometimes get a bad rap nutritionally of late. But when they are not fried in buckets of oil or mashed with gobs of butter and cream, they are actually quite healthful veggies. They are a...

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In the Garden


Crabapple of my Eye

The November landscape in Vermont is a palette of muted colors. Only the oaks and beeches hang on to tawny colored leaves, and the fields and roadsides are a patchwork of tans and browns. The bright fruits of winterberry and viburnum add a little...
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Web Finds

Big Did your pumpkin win a prize at the fair this year? If you didn't go home with a ribbon, you can...

Favorite or New Plant

Oak-leaf Hydrangea All hydrangeas have eye-catching flowers, and this shade tolerant choice is no exception. Large,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Tender Roses
  • Plan Ahead for a Living Christmas Tree
  • Move Houseplants to Better Light
  • Get the Lawn Ready for Winter
  • Build a Compost Pile

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