New England

February, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New ‘Black Pearl’ Tomato

National News

Over the last 20 years there has been a color revolution in the tomato world. What was traditionally a round, red fruit now comes in a variety of shapes, such as oval, wrinkled, and pointed; and...

Dispelling Garden Remedy Myths

We’ve all heard, and probably tried, a few home remedies in our gardens with the hope that the spray or powder from the kitchen cabinet could provide a safe and effective way to kill pests....

New Dwarf Angel’s Trumpet

Angel’s trumpet ( Brugmansia ) is a tropical tree that produces large, fragrant, pendulous flowers in summer. They have become especially popular for planting in containers on decks and patios....

Glow-in-the-Dark Roses

What will they think of next? In an ever-expanding desire to reach a broader market for their products, a Dutch flower company has created the first “glow-in-the-dark” cut flowers. Freshly...

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In the Garden


Coneflowers That Will Turn Your Head

There are few perennials as dependable as coneflowers (Echinacea), and for years I've relied on the traditional pink and white varieties to flower for weeks on end without a bit of attention from me, and then continue to hold their spiky seed heads for...
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Gardener's Yoga Stretch and breathe -- that's the mantra contained in the beautiful little book, Gardener's Yoga...

Clever Gardening Technique

Powdery Mildew on Indoor Plants The rosemary plants that I bring indoors for winter sometimes get powdery mildew, and cultural...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Fragrant Bouquets to Your Valentine
  • Sow Onions
  • Plan New Gardens
  • Save Milk Jugs
  • Organize Seeds

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