New England

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Japanese Sweet Corn

National News

Supersweet corn varieties created a revolution in the corn world when they were introduced because they allowed gardeners to harvest and keep sweet corn for weeks in the summer. However, some...

New Portable Label Maker

Keeping track of plants in the garden is always a challenge. Of course, the best way to know which perennial flower is growing where is to label them. But labeling each and every plant is...

Razzle Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle

Crape myrtles are considered the "lilacs of the South." They grow easily in hot climates, flowering in summer when few other trees are in bloom. However, gardeners with small yards have limited...

Disease-Tolerant Pumpkins

Pumpkins are a fun crop to grow, but for gardeners in areas with humid summers, such as in the Midwest and the eastern US, powdery mildew disease can reduce production. In 2005, researchers at the...

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In the Garden

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Orchids at Your Fingertips

Few flowering houseplants invite gazing as much as orchids. While they attract attention wherever they sit, personally I like to place them where I can see the flowers up close. My moth orchid with two tall stems of deep pink blooms resides next to the...
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Resources

Web Finds

American Orchid Society If you really get hooked on orchids, the American Orchid Society is a resource for educational...

Books

Fragrant Orchids Like icing on the cake, some orchids are fragrant, and Steve Frowine's Fragrant Orchids (Timber...
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Regional Reminders

  • Leave the Mulch
  • Sow Greens
  • Pot Up Summer Bulbs
  • Spray Dormant Oil
  • Get the Cold Frame Ready

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