New England

December, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Keeping Paper White Narcissus From Flopping

National News

Paper white narcissus are popular bulbs for forcing indoors. The fragrant, white flowers are hopeful signs of spring. However, the tall flower stalks and leaves flop over easily, and even though...

Unusual Night-Scented Geraniums

Many gardeners love scented geraniums ( Pelargonium ) for their foliage that releases fragrance when the leaves are rubbed. Gardeners may be less familiar with other members of the Pelargonium...

An Intelligent Indoor Plant Light

It’s great to brighten up a cold winter day by growing plants under lights indoors. Even a small African violet or orchid on a desk or table can help lift spirits. Now a new indoor plant light...

The Complete Houseplant Resource

Houseplants are often a spontaneous purchase at the garden center, big box, or grocery store. It’s hard to resist a lush palm, flowering orchid, or fragrant gardenia. Houseplants are certainly a...

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In the Garden

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Here Comes the Sun

December 21 was the winter solstice -- the shortest day (and longest night) of the year. The sun was at its lowest point in the sky at precisely 1:35 p.m. EST. So even though winter officially began on the same day, the days are now getting longer. Why,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Solstice Lore Explore the science and history of the winter solstice and other ancient winter traditions on the...

Tool or Gardening Product

Folding Pruning Saw With a blade that folds down into the handle, a folding pruning saw is very handy and portable....
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Regional Reminders

  • Use Leftover Evergreen Boughs
  • Keep Off the Grass
  • Plant an Indoor Herb Garden
  • Peruse Gardening Books and Magazines
  • Keep Holiday Plants in Cool Temperatures

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