Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

New England

October, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sunshine Daydream

National News

Like many gardeners these days, rose gardeners are often interested in caring for their favorite plants with as few pesticides as possible. So it is encouraging to see that Sunshine...

A Better Burning Bush?

Burning bush, Euonymus alatus , has become a popular landscape plant in many parts of the country, especially valued for its easy care and vivid red fall color. Unfortunately, it is also a...

Good Golly, Miss Molly!

Who doesn't love seeing the bright colors of butterflies flitting through the garden? And there are few plants that are better at attracting these visitors than buddleia or butterfly bush. Its...

Climate Resources for Gardeners

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network, or CoCoRaHS, is a non-profit, community-based network of volunteers who work together to measure and map precipitation of all kinds, with...

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In the Garden


Ornamental Grasses for Small Spaces

While I love the color, texture, and movement that ornamental grasses bring to the landscape, many are too large for my modestly sized gardens. Also some of the grasses tend to get floppy, especially when they're weighted down with fall rains....
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Clever Gardening Technique

Grow a Pot of Chives on a Windowsill To enjoy fresh chives through the winter, dig up a clump from the outdoor garden in the fall and...

Favorite or New Plant

Canby Paxistima If you are looking for an easy-care, hardy evergreen groundcover that does well in sun or part...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Your Cages
  • Clean Up the Potato Patch to Control Late Blight
  • Edge Garden Beds
  • Sow Seeds for Spring
  • Keep on Weeding

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