New England

January, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New “Chocolate” Mimosa

National News

Foliage the color of chocolate is all the rage in the gardening world. From annuals and perennials to trees and shrubs, it seems like many plants have a selection that features dark burgundy or...

Growing Tropical Houseplants

Winter can be a rough time for gardeners. The lack of greenery and flowers drives many gardeners to try growing tropical houseplants as a way to assuage their desire for summer. Unfortunately, a...

Fiber May Not Protect Against Cancer

For years the medical establishment has recommended eating a high-fiber diet to make us healthier and help prevent cancer — especially colon cancer. New research from the Harvard School for Public...

New Award-Winning Vegetables

Ahh, it’s January -- time to leaf through the latest seed catalogs looking for the best new varieties. One way to decide what to grow this spring is to trust the professionals. For more than 70...

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In the Garden


Winter Exercise for Your Green Thumb

Whew, the holidays are behind us and we can breathe easier. Now we have time for taking a walk through the snow instead of dashing through the mall. This is the time of year when gardeners in colder climes are itching for new beginnings, yet planting...
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Shows & Events

Public Gardens and Arboretums Visit the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta (AABGA) Web site to find...


Hot Plants for Cool Climates Susan A. Roth and Dennis Schrader, the authors of Hot Plants for Cool Climates: Gardening With...
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Regional Reminders

  • Leave the Ice
  • Treat Plants for Fungus Gnats
  • Protect Plants from Snowblower
  • Take Cuttings of Geraniums
  • Check Stored Root Crops

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