Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

New England

July, 2007
Regional Report

Web Finds

Constructing a Rain Barrel
For do-it-yourselfers, this Constructing a Rain Barrel site has photos and directions for making your own. To see a summary of safety concerns, click on "A Few Important Points" at the top of the page.

Favorite or New Plant

Queen of the Prairie
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.


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