New England

July, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Awesome Asters

National News

Asters have long been favorites for the late-season garden. Their cheerful, star-shaped blossoms (the word ″aster″ is from the Greek for ″star″) in shades of white,...

Begonia 'Sparks Will Fly'

Garden impatiens has long been a favorite for adding color to shady spots in the annual garden. But a new disease threat, downy mildew of impatiens, has caused widespread devastation of this plant...

Math in the Garden

We all know plants are amazing organisms, but did you know that some of them have done their math homework as well? Remember back in the dim reaches of high school math class learning about...

Bountiful Beans

If you like to be up to the minute with your garden news, you'll be glad to learn that All-America Selections has just announced the first of its award winners for 2014! Vegetable Award...

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In the Garden

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Diagnosing Plant Problems

All gardeners face the challenge of identifying the sources of problems with their plants, but the task is most daunting for the beginner. The first step toward diagnosing problems is frequent observation. By getting to know what your plants look like...
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Resources

Web Finds

Fall Planting Calculator Figure out when to sow seeds or set out transplants of crops for fall harvest with this handy...

Favorite or New Plant

Golden Beauty Bracteantha A great choice for low-maintenance container plantings is Proven Winners Sundaze Golden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water New Plantings Regularly
  • Cut Back Early Bloomers
  • Unearth Some Early Potatoes
  • Rejuvenate Container Plantings
  • Sow Seeds for Fall Crops

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