New England

April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual, Fragrant Trillium More Widely Available

National News

Trilliums are beautiful native wildflowers that adorn deciduous forest floors in spring. While most people are familiar with the traditional white-flowering trillium ( Trillium grandiflorum ),...

New, Long-Lived, Decomposable Containers

Landscapers and gardeners use tons of plastic pots each year. Although long lasting and good for growing plants, they take a lot of fossil fuels to make and eventually end up in the landfill. Now...

Environmentally Friendly Engine Oil

There is a plethora of new "green" technologies available to help homeowners live a more environmentally friendly existence. One of the biggest polluters in the yard is the gas-powered mower. If...

Vegetable Gardening on the Rise

Gardening trends are often affected by the economy, and an increase in vegetable and edible gardening historically coincides with a downturn in the economy and increasing prices. Two survey...

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In the Garden

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Welcoming Birds and Bees

No matter what motivates us to garden -- healthy food, beauty, relaxation, family fun -- we are not the only beneficiaries. Birds, insects, and other wildlife derive sustenance and shelter from what we grow. We may plant viburnums for their spring...
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Resources

Clever Gardening Technique

Reducing Floppy Hydrangea Flowers 'Annabelle' is a white Hydrangea arborescens that blooms on new wood so it's a good choice for...

Books

The Wildlife Gardener's Guide If it's published by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, it's bound to be excellent, and The Wildlife...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rooting Pussy Willow Branches
  • Warming Up the Soil
  • Remove Leaves Around Roses
  • Promoting Sturdier Transplants
  • Plant Rhubarb

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