New England

May, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual Butterfly Geranium

National News

Geraniums (Pelargoniums) are classic summer annuals that grace window boxes, containers, and gardens across the country. While most gardeners are familiar with the Martha Washington and zonal...

Japanese Beetles Thrive With Global Warming

Global warming is affecting plants, animals, and insects in ways we are just starting to understand. Unfortunately, not all species will be affected equally, and some of the worst pests of garden...

Prevent Dog Spots on Your Lawn

Man’s best friend can be one of the lawn’s worst enemies. Dead areas on lawns from dogs "doing their business" are a common sight in urban and suburban areas with little green space. While the...

Eat Veggies to Build Muscles

Most people think protein is essential to building and maintaining muscles. While protein is a key ingredient, it turns out that vegetables and fruits are just as important. It’s the high level of...

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In the Garden

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A Summer of Easy-Care Roses

What if there were plants you could grow around your home whose beauty and fragrance stopped you in your tracks every time you walked by? And what if that's about all the attention they needed? A multitude of roses offer all these attributes and more,...
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Resources

Clever Gardening Technique

Cutting Roses If you're like me you may have wondered about the recommendation for cutting roses that suggests...

Favorite or New Plant

Black Lace Elderberry The leaves of Black Lace elderberry ( Sambucus nigra Black Lace) are reminiscent of Japanese...
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Regional Reminders

  • Support Peonies
  • Attract Birds With Moving Water
  • Relocate Bulbs After Flowering
  • Pinching for More Flowers
  • Multiply Ground Covers

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