New England

November, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

2012 Urban Tree of the Year

National News

Generations ago, stately American elms lined the streets in many of our cities and towns, their arching branches creating a canopy of leafy shade. Then imported Dutch elm disease (DED) struck....

Tough Trees for Tough Sites

Trees growing in urban landscapes often have it tough. Compacted soils, reflected heat, planting sites with little soil, lack of water, interference from overhead wires, and lack of maintenance...

Urban Heat Island Effect

Cities are hot places; in fact, they can be islands of heat in the midst of a cooler regional environment. "Urban heat island" is a term that many of us may have heard of, but not fully...

Urban Farming

Trees aren't the only plants to grow in the city. As the interest in healthy eating, local foods, and sustainable agriculture grows, we see not only more and more home food gardening in city...

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In the Garden

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Plant a Peck of Pickled Paperwhites

Paperwhite narcissus are favorite bulbs for winter forcing. Their white or yellow blossoms are a lovely antidote to winter's bleakness. But unlike tulips, daffodils, and other hardy bulbs that need to be tricked into thinking they've had a winter sleep...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Delicata Winter Squash The winter squash growing season may be past, but winter squash eating season is in full swing....

Shows & Events

Pruning Fundamentals Workshop Are you struck with uncertainly over what to cut when you pick up a pair of pruners? Proper...
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Regional Reminders

  • Place Birdfeeders Properly
  • Winterize Your Mower
  • Mulch Strawberry Beds
  • Protect Roses
  • Skip Late Fall Lawn Fertilization

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