New England

January, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tempting New Tomato Varieties

National News

Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown across the country, and for 2007 there are some new varieties that should peak everyone’s interest. One of the trends in tomatoes is fruits of...

2007 Perennial Plant of the Year

Each year there are a bevy of perennial flowers to tempt us -- both new and old favorites -- and it can be difficult to choose what to plant. The Perennial Plant Association helps us by naming a...

Gardening With Seniors and Kids

Seniors and kids are a natural combination in the garden. Seniors have years of experience, wisdom, and patience for creating gardens, and kids have the enthusiasm, energy, and strength to help...

Marigolds Thrive With Earthworm Castings

Earthworms are known to be key components of healthy garden soils. They not only aerate the soil with their tunneling, but their droppings or “castings” are known to be a good plant food, as well....

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In the Garden

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In the Absence of a Winter Blanket

On Christmas day while getting the turkey ready for the oven, I was wishing I'd bought some fresh sage to rub on the bird. I looked out the window at my garden and saw a mound of green. Sure enough, my sage plant had leaves ready for picking instead of...
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Resources

Web Finds

Public Gardens Locator Planning a trip in spring or summer? Make time for a visit to any nearby public garden to see...

Clever Gardening Technique

Making Suet For the Birds Save fat trimmings from meat to feed to the birds. Place pieces into a suet feeder or an empty...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Bird Feeders and Birdbaths
  • Keep Birdseed Out of the Garden
  • Pot Up Cuttings
  • Patrol for Insects
  • Trim Back Indoor Plants

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