New England

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Iowa County Mandates Purchase of Locally Grown Organic Foods

National News

While many people agree that eating locally grown organic produce is a good idea, one county has put its money where its mouth is. Organic food producers in the Midwest got a big boost recently...

New 3-in-1 Blueberry

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow. The bushes are small and attractive, and given the right soil conditions they can yield a pail full of delicious berries. If you have room for...

Hardy Tree Rose

Tree or “standard” roses make lovely focal points in the landscape, and they lend a formal touch when grown on either side of a doorway or along walkways. While great strides have been made in...

Iris Pot Covers

Container gardening is hot, and the use of decorative pots is even hotter. In some cases, the pots have become even more important than the plants inside them. One growing trend is matching the...

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In the Garden


The Moonlight Garden

I've always loved being in the garden at night. It may have started when I was young and would spend summer nights chasing fireflies in the yard. Then when my son was young and I had precious little leisure time to lose myself in the garden, I'd go out...
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Web Finds

Pruning Trees This US Forest Service Web page, How to Prune Trees , explains the why, how, and when; and has...

Tool or Gardening Product

Rose Gloves At a recent garden show I made the mistake of handling a pair of rose gloves, and they soon were...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Ready to Sow Cole Crops
  • Begin Unwrapping Roses
  • Caring for Cyclamen
  • Siting a Rose
  • Make More Plants

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