Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

New England

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Burgundy Contorted Hazelnut

National News

Contorted hazelnut ( Corylus avellana ), or Harry Lauder?s walking stick, is a deciduous shrub known for its interesting, crooked branches that are most evident once the leaves drop. A new variety...

Win A Tiller

Gardeners know the key to success in any garden is healthy soil, and that requires regular additions of organic matter. A tiller can be a valuable tool for incorporating organic matter and other...

A Fountain That Runs on Sunlight

Garden accessories are all the rage, and water features are one of the favorites of home gardeners. Fountains, babbling brooks, and waterfalls are beautiful additions to a garden, but they can be...

No More Front Lawns

In most American households, food gardens are relegated to the back yard. But front-yard vegetable gardens were the norm back in the early 20th century, when yards were used primarily to produce...

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In the Garden


Making More of a Good Thing

The arrival of spring is an exciting time for gardeners (ok, sometimes frenetic) because it's a time for starting anew -- new gardens, new plants, new hopes and dreams. Then the summer rolls along and we slide into maintenance mode, which, frankly, can...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Sunset' Echinacea Echinacea 'Sunset', one of the new Big Sky series from Itsaul Nurseries in Atlanta, GA, has...

Clever Gardening Technique

Vacation-Proofing Container Plants To help plants survive while you are on vacation, group outdoor containers -- especially clay...
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Regional Reminders

  • Shear Low-Growing Perennials
  • Spray for Blackspot on Roses
  • Stop Pruning Trees and Shrubs
  • Tending Plants in Rainy Weather
  • Pick and Freeze Berries

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