New England

December, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Solar Eclipse

National News

The next solar eclipse visible from the mainland U.S. won't happen until August 21, 2017. But if you're a gardener you won't have to wait that long. For horticultural, rather than astronomical...

Gardening for Stress Relief

You are never too old to reap the benefits of gardening. A new study had shown that cultivating plants is a great way for the elderly to relieve stress. And these anti-stress benefits are not...

Worried about Walnuts

Black walnuts (Juglans nigra) are stately forest trees that are found throughout the central and eastern parts of the U.S. from western Vermont in the east to northern Florida in the south,...

A Graveyard Mystery

Plants travel the world in a variety of ways. Some making the journey to a new location have the potential to spread invasively, creating big problems in their new homes. That's why Charles...

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In the Garden


Good-by and Keep Cold

We have had a mild fall in New England this year, with a couple of notable exceptions for brief, unseasonable snowstorms. But overall, it has been warm. In fact, according to UMass Extension, this past November was the second warmest on record for the...
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Garden Primer A good gardening book can be a great aid, especially to a beginning gardener, and makes a welcome...

Clever Gardening Technique

Foiling Fungus Gnats Everyone who grows houseplants has probably encountered fungus gnats, sooner or later. A cloud of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Houseplant Leaves
  • Clean and Oil Garden Tools
  • Give the Gift of Gardening
  • Take Measurements to Aid in Planning
  • Clip Greens Carefully for Winter Decorating

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