New England

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Veggie Gardening More Popular Than Flower Gardening

National News

If we believe the English are trendsetters in the gardening world, then we all better tune up our veggie beds. Vegetable gardening has always been the poor cousin to flower gardening in England...

Best Ground Covers for Roadsides

With an increased concern about the use of herbicides and pesticides on lawns, many gardeners are looking for alternative plants to grow along roadsides or on slopes. To help gardeners make the...

Fragrant, Deep Purple Climbing Rose

Climbing roses can make dramatic statements, and a new variety with unusually colored, strongly fragrant flowers promises plenty of drama. ‘Night Owl’ combines deep, rich violet, nearly black...

Efficient Tool for Watering Trees and Shrubs

Water and fertilizer is essential for healthy tree and shrub growth, however just sprinkling water and fertilizer on the soil surface around plants can be wasteful and doesn’t get the moisture and...

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In the Garden

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Right Mulch, Right Plant

You can tell it's spring by the smell, not just the floral fragrance of early-blooming plants or the earthy scent of the soil warming, but the woodsy aroma of freshly spread bark mulch. That ubiquitous mulch seems to be a one-size-fits-all solution to...
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Resources

Tool or Gardening Product

Velcro Plant Ties My new favorite gardening item is Velcro Plant Ties, a roll of thin, green Velcro tape that makes...

Shows & Events

Art Goes Wild Springtime is an ideal time to visit the New England Wildflower Society's Garden in the Woods in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Flowers for Hummingbirds
  • Water Deeply
  • Move Bulbs
  • Raise Up Large Planters
  • Install Plant Supports

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