New England

September, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

3D Blooms for Cool Weather

National News

Osteopermum ecklonis, also known as African daisy, is a tender perennial used as an annual that relishes the cool weather of fall and spring, when it blooms its best. This makes it perfect for...

Landscaping for Butterflies

We are often told that one of the best ways to encourage butterflies to visit our property is to landscape with native plants. While it's true that native plants can be great larval host plants...

Emerald Ash Borer Reaches New England

This destructive pest was found for the first time in Connecticut this summer, the first New England state to achieve this dubious distinction. Its presence was confirmed in Prospect, CT and a new...

Get the Facts on Climate Change

With this summer's extended drought and record-setting temperatures, global warming and its attendant climate change are on the minds of many. But it can be a confusing issue, with opinion and...

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In the Garden


Mum's the Word

I love it when the fall mums begin appearing in garden centers and nurseries. After a long summer, even my best cared for container plantings are looking a little bedraggled. As the days turn cool and crisp, I get renewed enthusiasm for working in the...
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Shows & Events

UMass Sustainable Vegetable Production Course Are you thinking about making the leap from gardening to farming? Or perhaps you've already...

Web Finds

New England Apples Whether you grow your own, pick your own, or you let others do the growing and picking and just...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Birch Trees for Borers
  • Freeze, Don't Can Tomatoes from Frost-Killed Vines
  • Save Tender Perennials as Houseplants
  • Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • Cut Back Asparagus Tops When Yellowed

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