New England

July, 2013
Regional Report

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Fall Planting Calculator
Figure out when to sow seeds or set out transplants of crops for fall harvest with this handy Fall Planting Calculator from Johnny's Selected Seeds. Enter the date of your first expected fall frost and find the date to sow a wide range of crops. The calculator takes into account the slower growth in fall due to shorter days and cooler weather.

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Golden Beauty Bracteantha
A great choice for low-maintenance container plantings is Proven Winners Sundaze Golden Beauty® bracteantha (Bracteantha bracteata 'Flobragbi'). These cheerful, bright yellow strawflowers thrive in full sun, shrugging off heat and drought (the species is native to Australia). Growing about 10 inches tall, their upright, mounded habit combines well with trailing plants. Combine them with the deep blue cascade of scaevola, or blue fan flower, another Australian native that thrives in the heat. Regular fertilization keeps both these plants happy all season long.

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