Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

New England

March, 2005
Regional Report

Books

Elegant Silvers: Striking Plants for Every Garden
If your experience with silver plants is limited to dusty miller, Elegant Silvers: Striking Plants for Every Garden, by Jo Ann Gardner and Karen Bussolini (Timber Press, 2005; $34.95), is a book to settle down with for an afternoon. From trees to annuals, there are all types of plants that can add the elegance of silver to your landscape. Silver moderates vibrant colors and can unite seemingly clashing hues. This book can help you use these plants to best advantage.

Clever Gardening Technique

Treating Powdery Mildew on Indoor Plants
Even indoor plants -- especially begonias, lavender, and rosemary -- can get powdery mildew. The new growth is especially affected. Try one of these recipes, spraying it on your plants once a week for a month.

Baking Soda Fungicide
1 teaspoon baking soda
A few drops of liquid soap
1 quart water
(optional: 1/2 teaspoon Sunspray dormant oil or canola oil)

Milk Fungicide
1 part milk to 9 parts water

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