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New England

July, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Watermelons May Have Viagra-Like Effect

National News

Watermelons are favorite summer fruits that are loaded with antioxidants. Previous research touted watermelons as being high in lycopene, an antioxidant associated with heart, prostate, and skin...

New Dwarf Alamanda

Alamanda is a rambling, fragrant tropical vine that produces 3-inch-diameter yellow blossoms all summer. Most varieties of alamanda grow to 25 feet, so they are best grown on a pergola or trellis....

Versailles Gardens Go Green

The Gardens of Versailles are some of the most quintessential formal gardens in the world. Straight lines of ancient trees, well-trimmed hedges, and manicured lawns make up the bulk of these...

New Water-Saving Sprinkler System

With summer droughts hitting many areas and the price of water rising, many homeowners are looking for ways to save water. One of the biggest summer users of water is the automated lawn sprinkler...

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In the Garden


Midsummer Catch-Up

I may be jumping the gun a bit, but I'm already looking forward to next year's gardening season. That's not because I'm so organized that I know what new plants I'm going to try and how I'm going to remedy the areas that need some more pizzazz. It's...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Adjust Width of Strawberry Rows Narrow rows of strawberry plants give better sunlight penetration, better disease control, and...

Favorite or New Plant

Queen-of-the-Prairie 'Venusta' Queen-of-the-prairie ( Filipendula rubra 'Venusta') reigns supreme over the garden in midsummer....
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Perennial Poppies
  • Collect Seeds
  • Keep Watering Strawberry Bed
  • Reduce Watering of Potatoes and Onions
  • Tending Plants in Rainy Weather

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