New England

October, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Pick a Perfect Pumpkin

National News

Whether for fall decorating, delicious pies, or Halloween Jack-'o-lanterns, October is pumpkin time. If you're growing your own, how do you know when your pumpkin is ready to pick? And if you're...

2013 American Garden Award

All-America Selections has announced the winners of this year's American Garden Award, now in its fifth year. The 2013 American Garden Award featured four new flower varieties chosen by their...

Coping with the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a small insect that is causing some big problems. Accidentally introduced into the U.S., this Asian native is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials...

The Impact of Climate Change on Colorful Fall Foliage

New England hillsides are beginning to blaze up in their much-anticipated seasonal display of reds, oranges, yellows. Unfortunately in the Northeast and other parts of the country, this autumnal...

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In the Garden

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Fall Color in the Flower Garden

At this time of year, we are used to looking up to see the changing pageantry of tree leaves as they put on their autumnal hues. Here in Vermont in October the hillsides and valleys are a blaze of vivid reds, yellows and oranges as maples, birches, oaks...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Seven-son Flower A flowering shrub or small tree with the unusual common name of seven-son flower, Hepatcodium...

Shows & Events

Selecting Native Plants for the Maine Garden Learn about which native trees and shrubs to use in different horticultural settings based on...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare New Garden Beds
  • Wait to Protect Roses
  • Plant Some Spinach Seeds
  • Top-dress the Asparagus Bed
  • Put Up Stakes for Winter Screening

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