Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

New England

October, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Extending the Garden in Time and Space
If your garden is screeching to a halt and you wish you still had weeks left to enjoy it, a symposium by the New England Wild Flower Society will help you extend your gardening season. Extending the Garden in Time and Space will be held Saturday, November 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. Topics to be covered include Design Strategies from Great Gardens, Ornamental Grass and Sedges in Seasonal Design, Fallscaping, and Great Trees and Shrubs for the "Other" Six Months. Registration is $89 for members and $105 for the public (includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch). To register, call (508) 877-7630, x 3303; or go to:

Favorite or New Plant

'Hot Papaya' Echinacea
I wish I had the new, double, orange echinacea called 'Hot Papaya' blooming in my garden right now. It's a knockout and would be gorgeous with the other fall colors. The flowers are a combination of deep orange, reddish orange, and papaya, and the shades change as the flowers mature. At 30 inches tall, it has many of the best features of other hardy echinaceas. Look for it next spring in garden centers.


Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Salvia regla 'Royal'"