New England

January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Pink-Edged Sea Holly

National News

Sea holly ( Eryngium spp.) is a sun-loving, easy-to-grow perennial that’s hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8. It features 3-foot-tall flower stalks topped with spiny, silvery blue flower heads. The...

A Shovel With Attitude

The Kombi shovel is described as a “shovel with attitude.” One look at it makes you see why. It looks more like a medieval weapon than a garden tool. The Kombi has sharp, deeply serrated edges on...

New Multicolored Dahlia

Dahlias come in a wide variety of colors that gardeners combine to produce a multicolored effect. Now a new variety offers multiple colors on one plant. ‘Changing Colors’ dahlia features flowers...

Best Grass for Low-Nitrogen Lawns

Lawns are ubiquitous in the United States, and most homeowners fertilize their lawns at least once a year, usually with a high-nitrogen product. This has raised environmental concerns because...

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In the Garden


For the Love of Flowers

Valentine's Day is coming up and we're all well trained to "say it with flowers." Mostly red ones. According to a Society of American Florists' estimate, more than 175 million red roses are sold on Valentine's Day. I've always wondered how red roses...
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Clever Gardening Technique

A Bouquet of Foliage Foliage doesn't need to play second fiddle to flowers in a bouquet. Make it the star. Florists...

Shows & Events

Connecticut Garden Conference The University of Connecticut is sponsoring a three-day garden conference on Friday, March 14, at...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Seed-Starting Trays
  • Spray Dormant Oil
  • Look for Frost-Heaved Perennials
  • Get Pruning Tools Ready
  • Keeping Moth Orchids Flowering

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