New England

February, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Snow Pea With a Touch of Gold

National News

Springtime is pea time in the vegetable garden. There’s nothing like the taste of freshly picked English, snap, or snow peas. Although peas are grown mostly for their flavor, now these edible...

New Look in Foxgloves

Foxgloves ( Digitalis ) are popular biennials and perennials with 1- to 4-foot-tall bloom spikes in colors ranging from white to purple. They have colorful mottling in the center of individual...

Fabric Pots Offer Advantages

Every year there are more types of containers on the market. While the trend is toward more decorative and fashionable pots, these may not be the best ones for your plants. Dark-colored plastic...

New Book Plumbs the Truth About Organic Gardening

As organic gardening becomes more common, there are many assumptions about its safety that get promoted by the media. It’s hard to know which organic gardening techniques and products are...

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In the Garden

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Into the Dark With Foliage and Flowers

A diminutive pansy was the first black plant to turn my head. It was such a rich, velvety color I couldn't resist it at the garden center. It was a knockout in my garden, interspersed with annual peachy pink phlox. Next, I planted some deep purple-black...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Sea Holly The metallic sheen on the blue flowers and stems of sea holly ( Eryngium maritimum ) enhance any...

Shows & Events

New England Spring Flower Show If you've never been to the New England Spring Flower Show in Boston, it's time to treat...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cut Branches for Forcing
  • Start Perennial Seeds
  • Order Fruit Trees
  • Begin Fertilizing Houseplants
  • Warding Off Seedling Disease

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