New England

March, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning Multicolored Clematis

National News

Clematis are perennial climbing vines grown for their flowers that range in color from deep purples, blues, and pinks, to white. A new variety called 'Tie Dye' adds an interesting twist, with...

Updated Garden Primer

Back in the 1980s, Barbara Damrosch’s book, The Garden Primer , was considered one of the bibles of general gardening. It was chock full of information on growing everything imaginable --...

New Golden Grape Tomato

Grape tomatoes have become very popular in grocery stores and farmers’ markets. They resemble cherry tomatoes but are more elongated, less watery, and thicker skinned. While most grape tomato...

Human Hair Disks for Containers

First, there were smart pots, now there are smart mats. SmartGrow mats are woven disks made from human hair that can enhance growth of plants. They’re completely biodegradable, and as they...

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In the Garden


The Survivor Tree

One evening last fall when I was in Oklahoma City for a Garden Writer's Association symposium, I walked to the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum that honors those who lost their lives and those whose lives were forever changed by the 1995...
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Web Finds

Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs Purdue Cooperative Extension's Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs is a 12-page online booklet...

Clever Gardening Technique

Rejuvenating Lilacs If your lilac has stopped flowering well, it might need some rejuvenation. Stems thicker than 3...
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Regional Reminders

  • Finish Pruning Trees and Shrubs
  • Check for Frost-Heaved Perennials
  • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses
  • Spray Lightweight Oil on Houseplants
  • Spray Trees with Dormant Oil

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