New England

January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Lime Green Sunflower

National News

Sunflowers are the quintessential summer flower. Over the past 20 years great strides have been made in breeding sunflowers to create shorter, multi-branching plants and more colorful flower...

Easier Way to Start Seeds

Trying to handle tiny seeds, such as carrot, pansy, and lettuce, and drop the right number into a cell pack can be tricky. With inexpensive seeds, there's no worry about using more than you need,...

Peppermint-Striped Hydrangea

The Forever & Ever line of big-leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ) features compact, mounding, 2- to 3-foot-tall shrubs that bloom on both old and new wood. The shrubs grow best in USDA...

Get to the Root of the Matter

Any gardener knows that plant roots are critical to growth, flowering, and fruiting. Strong roots enable plants to withstand pest attacks, adverse weather, and poor gardening practices. For the...

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In the Garden

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Appreciating African Violets

New and exotic and even somewhat finicky plants are always more alluring than the tried and true. Orchids, clivias, bougainvilleas, and epiphyllums, to name a few, all are celebrated and coveted, and we feel exultant if our epiphyllum ever opens a huge,...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium New England gardeners won't want to miss the fifth annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium...

Web Finds

African Violets by Mail You'll find a huge selection of African violets on Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses Web site. This...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Forced Bulbs
  • Pot Up Cuttings
  • Keep Pinching Houseplants
  • Place Dahlia Orders Early
  • Surround Yourself With Fresh Flowers

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