New England

May, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Dwarf, Variegated Weigela

National News

Weigela is a widely grown, adaptable, spring-flowering shrub. Its beautiful tube-shaped flowers come in a range of colors from white to red. However, after blooming, the shrub’s green foliage is...

A Safer Hedge Trimmer

For many gardeners, trimming the hedge is a time-consuming, physically strenuous, and potentially dangerous task. Now from England comes a new electric trimmer with a concealed blade and a...

Variegated Queen of the Meadow

Another common plant that has taken on a new look is queen of the meadow or Filipendula. This hardy perennial grows 4 feet tall, producing plumes of creamy white or pink flowers in midsummer. It’s...

Enter a Photo Contest

Are you an amateur photographer who loves taking photos of gardens, parks, and green spaces? Why not enter your photos in a contest that could result in your photo being featured in a 2007...

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In the Garden


What's Bugging You?

Because of the mild winter and soaking spring, it promises to be a banner year for garden pests. I'm bracing myself for the onslaught. The slugs are rearing their ugly heads already, so I've been wearing thick-soled shoes whenever I visit my garden and...
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Favorite or New Plant

Angelonia These annuals saved my container gardens from midsummer burnout last year. The common name is...

Shows & Events

Rose and Garden Weekend For those gardeners in Connecticut's River Valley, and those willing to drive there, Rose and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Lilacs
  • Knock Down Caterpillar Tents
  • Steer Clear of Wet Soil
  • Reduce Mosquitoes
  • Attend to Tree Root Zones

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