New England

April, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Shasta Daisies Offer Something Old and Something New

National News

Shasta daisies are perennial garden favorites because of their large, pure white flowers and easy-care growth habit. Now a rediscovered old variety and a recently bred new one add unique flower...

Dirt, the Natural Antidepressant

Gardeners know that playing in the soil is good for lifting the spirits, and now it seems there’s a biological reason for it. Researchers from Bristol University and University College London...

Enticing Yellow Shrub Roses

Yellow is a coveted color in roses, especially in shrub roses, with their carefree growth habit and ever-blooming nature. Now gardeners have two new choices from a series of roses called Easy...

Blast Bugs Away

Knocking pests like aphids, white flies, mealybugs, and spider mites off plant leaves with sprays of water is a widely used pest control technique. However, the effectiveness of using blasts of...

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In the Garden

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Hellebores: Harbingers of Spring

The recent warm spell was a tonic for cold-weary New England gardeners, starved as we are for color and greenery instead of drab brown landscapes. Finally the parade of spring bloomers has begun, and while it would be hard to name a favorite because...
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Resources

Books

Growing Hellebores Hellebores: A Comprehensive Guide , by C. Colston Burrell and Judith Knott Tyler (Timber Press,...

Web Finds

Pine Knot Farms For a smorgasbord of hellebores, visit the Pine Knot Farms Web site. This Virginia company...
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Regional Reminders

  • Avoid Working in Very Wet or Very Dry Soil
  • Aerate the Lawn
  • Pot Up Cuttings
  • Sow Lettuce in Containers
  • Control Tent Caterpillars

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