New England

March, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Win a School Garden During National Garden Month

National News

April is National Garden Month, and for the fifth year in a row, National Gardening Association is asking every gardener to participate in and celebrate gardening during this month. We’re...

Unusual Pure White Zinnia

Zinnias are versatile, easy-to-grow annual flowers that can be planted in annual gardens, perennial gardens, and containers. Many of the large-flowered, dahlia-type zinnias also make excellent cut...

Award-Winning Dwarf River Birch

Each year the Cary Award is given to trees and shrubs with outstanding characteristics that are not widely grown in home landscapes. Although the award is for plants adapted to New England, many...

Fencing Out Slugs

Slugs are the bane of many a gardener's existence. There are many devices available to control slugs, from beer traps to toxic baits. Now there’s a new product that uses the most basic barrier...

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In the Garden


A Healthy Dose of Dormant Pruning

The annual early spring pruning ritual is upon us, thank goodness. While spring cleaning is more about getting rid of the old, pruning at this time of year is about welcoming the new. It's a signal to our plants -- and to us -- that better days lie...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Encouraging Colorful Bark The new shoots of red-twig dogwood and yellow-twig dogwood are more colorful than older branches,...

Web Finds

Open Garden Days The Garden Conservancy site lists gardens around the country and the dates they will be open to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses
  • Fertilize Spring Bulbs
  • Fertilize Roses
  • Remove Strawberry Mulch
  • Control Crabgrass With Corn Gluten

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