New England

April, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning, Compact Nasturtium

National News

‘Empress of India’ nasturtium is known for its lush, dark red flowers, blue-green leaves, and trailing growth habit that reaches 12 to 16 inches long. A new version of this popular variety...

New Starry-Eyed Hydrangea

The smooth hydrangea ( Hydrangea arborescens ) is a widely grown landscape shrub, and ‘Annabelle’, with its snowball-shaped flowers, has been the variety of choice for years. A newly discovered...

No-Mess Instant Compost Tea

Compost tea is widely used by gardeners to boost plant growth, build soil humus, and increase soil microbial activity. The latest trend in compost teas is brewing the tea aerobically to get the...

Blueberries May Help Ward Off Colon Cancer

Blueberries are well known for both their taste and their health benefits. Eating fresh blueberries has been shown to help slow memory loss and prevent heart disease. In addition, new research...

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In the Garden

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Persnickety Seeds

Nature seems to have been feeling playful when she programmed some seeds to require light, some darkness, some cool temperatures, some warm temperatures, some a soaking in water. Of course, it all has to do with the native habitat of the species and its...
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Resources

Clever Gardening Technique

Presprouting Seeds You can get a head start on outdoor containers of morning glories, moonflowers, and sweet peas by...

Web Finds

Thompson & Morgan Thompson & Morgan Seed Company has online resources for growing from seed, including in-depth...
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Regional Reminders

  • Preventing Damping Off
  • Get Mowers and Tillers Serviced
  • Clean Digging Tools
  • Plant Peas
  • Save Pruned Branches

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