New England

April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Salvia

National News

Salvia is a versatile darling of the flower garden. There are many annual and perennial varieties and one of the most colorful and easiest to grow is mealy cup sage or Salvia farinacea . A new...

Determine Your Garden’s Sun Exposure

One of the most common causes of a plant struggling in the garden is not enough, or too much, sunlight. It’s important to know how the sunlight changes over the course of the spring and summer. As...

Insecticide Use Linked to Parkinson's Disease

Every gardener knows that great care should be used in applying any pesticide. Exposure to pesticides can have serious short- and long-term health effects. Recent research points to the gravity of...

Free Online Plant Information Database

Are you looking for a source for a special plant? Are you looking for an expert gardening Web site for information on growing plants in your area? Want to see what has been written about a...

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In the Garden


Ode to Mulch

Spring is the time of year when a gardener's fancy turns to thoughts of ... mulch. The semi-annual ritual of mulching may not be as high on the list as romance, but it certainly is as much a rite of spring, giving gardeners SOMETHING to do in the garden...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Choose the Right Rake for the Job Raking the leaves out of flower beds requires a gentle touch, so a narrow, flexible-tine fan rake...

Favorite or New Plant

Amelanchier Serviceberry or shadbush ( Amelanchier spp.) is one of the first trees to herald spring,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Treat Lawns with Corn Gluten
  • Start Early Greens Indoors
  • Patch Lawn in Spring
  • Pruning Woody Perennials
  • Sow Peas

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