Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

New England

July, 2004
Regional Report

Favorite or New Plant

Filipendula rubra 'Venusta'
Queen-of-the-prairie (Filipendula rubra 'Venusta') certainly does reign supreme over the garden in July. Her deep pink flower sprays resemble cotton candy and command attention when she reaches 5 to 7 feet tall. This plant is adaptable to moist or average soils, and it spreads into a large clump so give it plenty of room. It's easily divided so you can spread out the show.

Web Finds

Rose Magazine
Rose Magazine is a site for rose lovers, full of feature articles, care tips, resources, and more. I like the organic suggestions for pests and diseases, especially the homemade fungicidal spray made from onion, garlic, baking soda, and hot pepper.


Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Coleus Dipped in Wine"