New England

May, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Variegated Plants

National News

Gardeners sometimes have mixed feelings about variegated plants. On one hand, they add color when the plant is out of bloom. On the other hand, variegated plants can be less vigorous compared to...

Rotating Hanging Basket

Have you ever noticed how your hanging baskets get lopsided by midsummer? Usually it’s because one side receives more sunlight than the other, spurring uneven growth. Short of getting up on a...

Sugar Helps Trees Survive

Many trees suffer from transplant shock after being dug from the nursery and put into containers to be sold at the garden center. Often less than 5 percent of the original roots survive the move....

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In the Garden


Water Wishes

Like many people, I'm drawn to water. The sound, the movement, all those negative ions that are purported to bring peace of mind -- whatever it is, I love it. When I was young I fantasized about living on a houseboat (must have been prompted by some...
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Web Finds

Water Gardening The University of Illinois Water Gardening site has detailed instructions for making and...


Container Water Gardens Water Gardening In Containers: Small Ponds Indoors & Out , by Helen Nash and C. Greg Speichert...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harden Off Plants
  • Plan For Next Year's Bulb Display
  • Plant Container Gardens
  • Watch for Tent Caterpillars
  • Move Bulbs

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