Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

New England

September, 2005
Regional Report


All About Frost
A Gardener's Guide to Frost, by Philip Harnden (Willow Creek Press, 2003; $24.50) is part science and part practical advice. Harnden delves into the different types of frost and explains the conditions that make frost likely. Then he suggests how gardeners can extend the season, spring and fall.

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Messenger is like a vitamin for your plants. The active ingredient is identical to a naturally occuring protein that can boost a plant's immune system and increase photosynthesis, nutrient uptake, and resistance to insects and disease. Applied in the fall (mixed in water and sprayed on plants), Messenger can help plants enter dormancy in good health. For more info, visit:


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