New England

August, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Successful Freezing

National News

Now is the season when our vegetable gardens are overflowing with fresh produce. It's also a time when many gardeners preserve some of this bounty to enjoy the rest of the year. One of the most...

Growing Public

Have you ever looked at a vacant lot, an expanse of grass around a school or municipal building, or an under-used area of a park and thought, "Food could be grown there."? Using public land to...

Bad News for Bees is Bad News for Flowers

It's not news that bees are in trouble. And not just honeybees. Declines in native populations of wild bees have been noted as well. This could present a serious problem for the many...

Joy in the Garden

Late summer and fall is when sedums really shine in the garden. These easy care plants bring color and texture to the late season garden. An exciting addition to the sedum line-up is 'Pure Joy', a...

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In the Garden

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Succession Gardening

August is a very busy time in the vegetable garden. We're harvesting beans, squash, tomatoes, peppers, kale, broccoli, artichokes, and herbs. It seems like the bounty will never end. But the days are getting shorter and once August slips by, the light...
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Resources

Books

Bloom's Best Perennials and Grasses Adrian Bloom is a world-renowned English perennials expert with over a half century of experience...

Clever Gardening Technique

Saving Tomato Seeds If you are growing some open-pollinated tomato varieties that did especially well for you, save...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare a New Lawn
  • Spray for Cabbageworms
  • Plant Pansies
  • Control Fall Webworms
  • Assess Stressed Trees

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