New England

May, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

ARS Member's Choice Rose

National News

Since 2003 The American Rose Society (ARS) has awarded a Member’s Choice Award each year to the rose that receives the highest kudos from ARS members. The award covers roses introduced to the...

Grow Bigger Potatoes

If you’re hoping to grow the biggest potatoes possible this summer, try adding more calcium to the soil. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison grew ‘Russet Burbank’ potatoes in...

Simpler Seeding

Planting your garden from seed just got a little simpler. SeedBallz is a new product that features seeds encased in a marble-sized clay and sand ball. To plant, just spread the balls on top of the...

Rebecca's Garden Helps Seniors

Gardening continues to be one of the most important pastimes for older adults, but even healthy seniors can lose interest in this hobby because of brief illness, injury, or lack of companionship....

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In the Garden

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Strawberry Fields Forever

The cool, wet spring weather has slowed the growth of many plants, but it also has given us a nice long spell that's ideal for transplanting -- especially bare-root plants. I started a strawberry bed last spring and now I'm thinking the weather might...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Wild Flower Society Plant Sale If you want to feel like a kid in a candy store, visit the annual New England Wild Flower Society...

Tool or Gardening Product

Red Plastic Mulch If you've ever used black plastic mulch, you know how it can warm the soil and reduce weeds....
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Regional Reminders

  • Leave Root Ball Intact
  • Edge Garden Beds
  • Seeding Bare Spots in Lawn
  • Make a Nursery Bed
  • Divide Ground Covers

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