New England

May, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exercise in a Garden Gym

National News

Gardeners naturally spend lots of time outdoors. But just because they’re outdoors doesn’t necessarily mean they’re getting the right kind of exercise. A group in England is trying to change that....

A Simpler Way to Make New Plants

Air layering is a gardening propagation technique where new roots are encouraged to grow on a stem or branch of an herbaceous or woody plant in order to create a new plant. It’s a convenient way...

Barriers for Root Weevils

Root weevils are destructive pests of many plants including strawberries, raspberries, rhododendrons, euonymus, and azaleas. The young larvae feed on the roots, while the black, snouted, weevil...

New Purple Poppies

Oriental poppies are one of the darlings of the perennial garden. Their large, showy flowers herald the beginning of the summer flower season. An outstanding new variety is causing a stir in...

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In the Garden


Wishful for Wisteria

On a recent trip to NYC for the Cherry Blossom Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, I got a heady dose of spring with all my favorite flowering trees and shrubs in full bloom: cherries, crab apples, dogwoods, lilacs, azaleas, and wisteria. I have...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Water Reservoirs for Shrubs Empty plastic milk jugs or liter soda bottles make handy water reservoirs for newly planted trees...

Web Finds

Avant Gardens Avant Gardens is a small, family business that propagates its own plants at their Dartmouth,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Vines to Climb Trees and Shrubs
  • Hold a Plant Swap
  • Moving Bulbs
  • Spread Coffee Grounds
  • Planting Dahlias

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