New England

December, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Something New Under the Sun

National News

Coleus is great for adding bold, season-long color to garden beds and containers. And now you can get double the color in one easy "seed." Part of the Fuseables® line from Harris Seed, the new...

Arsenic and Old... Apple Juice?

Well, it's not old ladies spiking their homemade elderberry wine with arsenic, as they do in the classic play Arsenic and Old Lace, but it may be even more sinister. According to a new report...

Occupy Green/Red Chile

If you missed the opportunity to rally with protesters over corporate greed and economic inequality in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, here's your chance to join a new movement. Only this...

Black Olive

It may sound like an addition to the appetizer tray, but this 2012 All-America Selections winner is a pepper, and an outstanding ornamental one at that. Although its fiery hot fruits are edible,...

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In the Garden


Potatoes and the Columbian Exchange

The potato is often regarded as the Rodney Dangerfield of the vegetable world -- it just can't get no respect. Demonized as a contributor to the obesity epidemic or seen as simply an economical source of calories, this humble looking tuber is actually...
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Tasty Tubers While the potato may be one of the world's most important crops, it is by no means the only...

Favorite or New Plant

Red and Blue Potatoes For the most nutritional benefit, purple and red fleshed potatoes are the way to go. In fact, red...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Houseplants a Bath
  • Care for Your Amaryllis
  • Bring Home a New Houseplant
  • Add Under-Cabinets Lights for Herbs
  • Look for Snow Fleas

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