New England

April, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Snowberries

National News

Snowberries are little-used landscape shrubs, but that may change soon. A new line of snowberries from the Netherlands is being introduced that will expand home gardeners’ options for growing...

Plant Your Perennials High

Recent research from Cornell University’s Flower Bulb Research Program has shown that planting perennial flowers higher in the soil may result in better growth and survival. “High” planting...

Italian Schools Go Organic

Italians are known for their pride in preparing and serving high-quality food. Now they have become pioneers in instituting the use of organic foods in schools across the country. Since 2000 the...

Schools Grow Butterflies and Birds

School gardening is becoming more popular as teachers and parents realize the benefits to learning that this hands-on education offers. Now major corporations are getting involved. The Hilton...

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In the Garden

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Containers Showcase Ephemeral Bloomers

From the first forsythia blossom to the last fall aster, our gardens host a parade of performers, each one stealing the show but for a short time. We appreciate the long-awaited flowers of lilacs, crab apples, flowering cherries, and azaleas perhaps...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Warblers and Wildflowers Festival Acadia National Park in Mount Desert Island, Maine, has much to offer visitors at any time of...

Clever Gardening Technique

Soak Seeds in Aspirin Water According to research at a university in Turkey, soaking seeds in a dilute solution of aspirin...
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Regional Reminders

  • Save on Soil in Large Planters
  • Spread Corn Gluten Meal
  • Start Dahlias Indoors
  • Sow Lettuce
  • Carefully Cut Back Woody Perennials

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