New England

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Celebrate National Garden Month

National News

"Give A Garden -- Add Beauty to Life" is the theme of this year's National Garden Month, a celebration organized by the National Gardening Association, with the assistance of numerous...

Hellebores: Perennial Plant of the Year

The Lenten rose ( Helleborus x hybridus ) has been making quite a splash recently. There are many new varieties available, and more gardeners are discovering the delights of this early-blooming,...

Barberry Alternatives

Barberries are attractive landscape plants. Their thorns can repel deer and other animals, they spread quickly to create a protective hedge, they are widely adapted to poor soils, and they grow in...

Micro Eco-Farming

While a major back-to-the-land movement 30 years ago received a lot of press, author Barbara Berst-Adams contends another more quiet back-to-the-land movement has been happening on small acreages...

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In the Garden


Give a Day in the Garden

Gardeners not only love to share, we can get downright giddy about it. We all can point to a plant that came from a grandmother or aunt or close friend, or even from a stranger whose garden we admired while on a walk one afternoon. Our passion for...
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Web Finds

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute As you gear up for another gardening season, take a few minutes to inspect your tiller, lawn...

Shows & Events

African Violet Show The Bay State African Violet Society will host a show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Back Ornamental Grasses
  • Rotate Crops in Veggie Garden
  • Prune Away Viburnum Leaf Beetle Eggs
  • Remove Strawberry Mulch
  • Test Your Soil

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