New England

September, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Song Bird Kale

National News

Ornamental kale is one of the best plants for adding long-lasting and easy-care color to the fall garden. These sturdy plants keep their good looks long after frost has finished off many autumn...

Downy Mildew of Impatiens

One of the standbys of the shade garden, impatiens has in the past been a pretty trouble-free plant in most situations. Unfortunately, a new disease has arrived on the scene that threatens...

Hardy Geraniums for Fall Color

When it comes to fall foliage colors, we usually think first of trees and shrubs. From the flaming reds, yellows, and oranges of maples to the rich red of chokeberry and the bright yellow of the...

Safe Tomato Canning

As summer winds down, many gardeners are saving the bounty of their vegetable gardens by canning tomatoes. And many of them are using the water bath canning method to process their jars. Water...

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In the Garden


Small Bulbs with Big Impact

Fall is the time to plant those garden standbys, tulips and daffodils. But don't limit yourself to these familiar bulbs. You can add interest to your landscape and extend spring bloom time by tucking in some less common bulbs as well. Often referred to...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Use Grape Hyacinths as Garden Markers The best time to fertilize your established daffodil and tulip bulbs is in the fall, when their...

Favorite or New Plant

Browallia September is when I look back and assess the performance of annuals in my garden over the summer....
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Grass Seed
  • Practice Good Garden Sanitation
  • Give Your Amaryllis Bulb a Rest
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • Fertilize Trees and Shrubs

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