Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

New England

September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Wild Ginger on Steroids

National News

Wild ginger ( Asarum ) is a favorite ground cover and woodland plant for shade gardens, especially those located under high deciduous tree canopies. Now from China comes a new cousin of wild...

Reduce Your Risk From Pesticides in Produce

Many people worry about the amount of pesticides they're exposed to through a diet of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. Even gardeners who grow their own produce depend on food from the...

Eat Your Weeds

Lamb's-quarter is a well-known weed in many vegetable and flower gardens across the country. While many gardeners spend hours pulling and hoeing this weed, maybe they should start eating it...

Easier Way to Plant Bulbs

It?s bulb-planting time, and if you?re planning on popping in some daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and other spring beauties, a bulb-planting tool can lesson the strain on your back and legs....

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In the Garden


Overwintering Tender Plants

The brilliant colors of fall have exploded in the past week. Tawny ornamental grasses, red sumacs and maples, and purple fall asters grab my attention and almost make me forget the summer stars of the garden. But wait, there are still lots of annuals...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Colchicums on Your Windowsills Colchicums, also called fall-blooming crocuses, will bloom indoors on a windowsill. They don't...

Tool or Gardening Product

Messenger Messenger is like a vitamin for your plants. The active ingredient is identical to a naturally...
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Regional Reminders

  • Preparing Tools for Winter Storage
  • Bury Bean Vines
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • Leave Seed Heads
  • Sow Poppy Seeds

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