New England

April, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Garden Participation at All-Time High

National News

During unsettled times, people return to the garden. That adage appears to be true, according to the annual National Gardening Survey, conducted by NGA. In 2005, U.S. household participation in...

Redbuds for Small Gardens

Dwarf and weeping ornamental trees are hot. With yard sizes of new homes getting smaller, homeowners are looking for attractive trees that will fit in small spaces. Breeders have responded by...

Taking the Ouch Out of Moving Large Pots

It seems everyone has a container garden on the deck or patio these days, and gardeners are growing everything from flowers to vegetables to trees and shrubs in containers. While containers are...

Wall Container Gardens

Containers are available in more shapes and sizes than ever before, but they can take up a lot of floor space on your deck or patio. Now there is a Wall Garden that attaches to a wall to create a...

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In the Garden

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Training Apple Trees to be Fruitful

If you climbed apple trees as a child, chances are you have a fondness for big, old trees with gnarly branches that invite exploration, and whether they happen to drop some apples every year is beside the point. When I was young we had a tree with...
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Resources

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Branches in Bouquets Add twigs from trees and shrubs with attractive foliage or branch form in cut flower bouquets....

Web Finds

Training and Pruning Fruit Trees To learn more about pruning specific types of fruit trees, including different apple varieties,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Peas
  • Prune Roses
  • Divide Perennials
  • Test Soil
  • Choose the Right Rake for the Job

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