New England

December, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Investing in Your Landscape Pays Off

National News

Money does grow on trees, according to a new study from Michigan State University. Researchers conducted an experiment to determine the landscape components home buyers valued the most, and how...

A New Walkway De-Icer That’s Safe for Plants

Winter is upon us. If you live in an area with frequent snow and ice storms, you know it’s a chore to keep the drive and walkways cleared and safe. One of the products often used is a commercial...

A Unique Gift for Gardeners: Personal UV Monitor

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the outdoorsy member of the family? How about his or her own personal UV monitor? With increased concern about the amount and intensity of skin exposure to...

New ‘Blushing Bride’ Hydrangea

Gardeners from the north to the south have enjoyed the beautiful ‘Endless Summer®’ hydrangea since its release two years ago. This mophead hydrangea ( Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmer Endless...

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In the Garden

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Better Late Than Never

Snow is flying past my windows, and as I watch it coat my weeping birch, I think, "Uh oh." I see that I haven't wrapped the tree trunk yet to protect it from wintering rodents and browsing deer. I intentionally wait until the ground is frozen before...
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Resources

Web Finds

Backyard Wildlife Habitat For 30 years the National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program has been...

Clever Gardening Technique

Highlight Landscape Features Now that you have your holiday lights out of the box, why not highlight one of your favorite...
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Regional Reminders

  • Caring for Holiday Plants
  • Propagate African Violets
  • Cut Back Geraniums
  • Place Seeds in Storage
  • Watch Closely for Spider Mites

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