New England

March, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Most Fragrant Peony

National News

Peonies are widely grown spring garden plants, and their large, colorful flowers are showstoppers in the garden. The foliage provides three seasons of color and is seldom bothered by deer and...

The Pitchfork Gets a Makeover

The pitchfork is an agricultural icon that has many uses in the home garden. It’s great for spreading bark mulch, turning compost piles, and moving hay, straw, leaves, and other bulk materials....

Where Have All the Honeybees Gone?

Honeybees are the unsung heroes of our food supply. It’s estimated that up to one-third of the food we eat is dependent on honeybee pollination activity in spring and summer. In spring beekeepers...

Tree Lilac With Colorful Bark

Lilacs are common landscape plants, and while lilac shrubs get most of the attention for their colorful and fragrant flowers, tree lilacs, while lacking fragrance, have their own merits. The...

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In the Garden


Costa Rica Dreaming

I'm walking beneath towering fuchsias with long, pendulous, lipstick red blooms dangling above my head. Giant blue hydrangeas grow wild along the roadside, banks of wild impatiens and bougainvillea spread as far as the eye can see, and branches of the...
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Favorite or New Plant

Colorful Carrots New varieties of carrots this spring offer more colors to try. 'White Satin' from Park Seed...


Seedstarters Compendium If you have indoor grow lights and a yen for out-of-the-ordinary flowers that you can't find at...
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Regional Reminders

  • Remove Tender Bulbs From Storage
  • Force Lily of the Valley
  • Cut Back Geraniums
  • Use Horticultural Oil for Tree Pests
  • Set Up a Cold Frame

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