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New England

August, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow an Old-Fashioned Fruit Garden

National News

What's the best way to use your delicious, home-grown small fruits? If you're looking for ideas beyond just popping them fresh into your mouth, as well as advice on growing and harvesting, check...

Get Some Good Vibrations

Evergreen junipers are popular for the low-maintenance color and structure they provide year round in the landscape. But their prickly foliage isn't always fun to work around. But Good...

Gardening in a Drought

Much of the country has suffered in the throes of record –breaking heat and drought or abnormally dry conditions this summer. Keeping a garden thriving when the mercury rises and the rains...

Tasteless Tomatoes

It's not big news that many modern tomatoes don't have the flavor of older varieties, especially those that have been bred primarily for commercial production. But some new research published...

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In the Garden


Sedums in the Late Summer Garden

Late summer is sedum time in my garden. These succulent plants are naturals for my sandy soil, so I've planted many different kinds in spots all around my yard. And there are lots to choose from! The variety of sedums is almost boundless, from tall,...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Magda' Zucchini This Mideast type zucchini is worth growing just for its beautiful color. It's a gorgeous light...

Clever Gardening Technique

Save Tomato Seeds If you are growing some open-pollinated tomato varieties that did especially well for you, save...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Potatoes
  • Fill in Empty Spots with Rye Grass
  • Check the Compost Pile
  • Fertilize Lawns
  • Divide Daylilies

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