New England

February, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Apricot Zinnia

National News

Zinnias are one of the easiest annual flowers to grow in the garden, and they come in many sizes, shapes, and colors -- from pure white to deep red. Now gardeners have a beautiful new apricot...

A Solution for Heavy Containers

Container gardening continues to be hugely popular, and many gardeners love to experiment with large containers, mixing and matching edibles, flowers, and even small shrubs. However, large...

The Best Daisies

The Shasta daisy ( Leucanthemum x superbum ) is a carefree, widely adapted perennial flower that gardeners across the country can grow. The flowers reach 5 inches in diameter with yellow centers...

Kudzu Contributes to Air Pollution

As if there weren't enough reasons to dislike this ubiquitous Southern weed that is migrating northward with global warming, now it appears kudzu emits gases that contribute to air pollution....

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In the Garden


Making a Seed-Starting Calendar

It takes a giant leap of faith (or a good sense of humor) to look outside at the heavy snowfall and think "This would be a good time to make my seed-starting calendar." But it is the perfect time. It takes planning to start seeds indoors at the right...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Prolonging the Life of Bouquets For most flowers, lukewarm water is fine but for tulips and daffodils and other bulb flowers,...

Web Finds

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners As you're pondering what to grow in this year's garden, learn from the experience of other...
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Regional Reminders

  • Join a Community Supported Agriculture Farm
  • Sow Mesclun Greens
  • Replace Grow Light Bulbs
  • Keep Pinching Coleus
  • Check Stored Tender Bulbs

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