New England

June, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Picking Perfect Phlox

National News

Garden phlox is one of the stalwarts of the summer garden, providing color and stature during the midsummer months. But, although lovely, it isn't always carefree. Too often powdery mildew mars...

'Patio Baby' Eggplant

Eggplants in the garden are beautiful to look at and offer lots of delicious culinary possibilities in the kitchen. But they are not always the easiest crop to grow. It can be a challenge to...

You Glow Girl!

To get the most from your landscape plants, keep in mind what they offer as the seasons change. A flowering shrub may look gorgeous in full bloom, but what does it offer when it's not in flower?...

Non-Invasive Butterfly Bushes

Butterfly bushes (Buddleia davidii) are long time garden favorites, both for their graceful, fragrant panicles of flowers, as well as for the butterflies these blooms draw to the garden....

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In the Garden

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Controlling the Lily Leaf Beetle

If you grow lilies, you're probably familiar with the scarlet lily leaf beetle (Lilioceris lilii). And if you don't know this pest, be on the lookout. Both the larvae and adult beetles eat lily foliage; a bad infestation may reduce plants to naked...
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Resources

Web Finds

Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management Although Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management is geared to organic...

Favorite or New Plant

Asiatic Lily For spectacular bloom in early summer in a wide range of colors, plant hybrid Asiatic lilies....
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Crops at Their Peak
  • Prune Tomato Suckers
  • Use Fabric to Tie Up Plants
  • Watch for Cabbage Loopers
  • Water As Necessary

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