New England

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Red and Pink Everblooming Hydrangeas

National News

Many gardeners in Northern climates have been enjoying the blue hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’ for a few years. Unlike most mophead hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ), ‘Endless Summer’ blooms on new...

Dual-Use Water Nozzle

It’s time to start watering lawns and gardens. While conventional water nozzles produce a pressurized stream of water that’s good for washing cars and driveways, they aren’t the best for watering...

Unique Double-Flowered Hostas

Hostas are one of the most popular shade perennials. They’re carefree and easy to grow, and not only are there many variations of leaf color and pattern, the flowers on many varieties are...

Avoid Cypress Mulch

Hurricane Katrina’s destruction on the gulf coast extends beyond the houses and streets of New Orleans. It’s estimated that more than 64,000 acres of mature cypress forest was wiped out in the...

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In the Garden


Fresh Ideas for a New Garden

Gardeners are an unusually enthusiastic bunch, not surprising when you consider every year brings new plants, new tools, new techniques, new opportunities, new gardens to visit.... There's no need to feel stuck in a rut in your gardening endeavors. If...
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Favorite or New Plant

Shirley Poppies These annual poppies ( Papaver rhoes ) make a gorgeous display of nodding, tissue paper flowers...

Web Finds

National Garden Month April is National Garden Month, and the National Garden Month Web site can help you celebrate....
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Regional Reminders

  • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses
  • Remove Suckers
  • Deter Dogs and Cats
  • Prune Butterfly Bushes
  • Watch for New Growth on Strawberries

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