New England

May, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Air Pollution Reduces Flower Fragrance

National News

The decline of honeybee and native bee populations has been widely reported in the press, and a number of factors have been attributed to the decline, such as mites, disease, and stress. Now air...

New Multicolored Wallflower

Wallflowers are tender perennials that can also be grown as biennials in cold climates. This quintessential English flower features strap-like leaves and tender stems of brightly colored blossoms....

Choosing Roses for Your Region

The All-America Rose Selections (AARS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the introduction and promotion of award-winning roses. For 70 years they have trialed rose varieties across the...

Recipes from the Garden

Rosalind Creasy is considered a leader in the edible landscaping movement. Her famous book, The Complete Guide to Edible Landscaping (Sierra Club Books, 1982), is a bible for many home...

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In the Garden

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The Root of the Matter

Here's a little quiz to test your root IQ: 1. When you're planting a six-pack of annuals, what's the best way to deal with root-bound seedlings? Is it (a) tease the roots apart before planting, or (b) leave the rootball intact? 2. Is the...
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Resources

Clever Gardening Technique

Skip the Gravel in Containers It's a common misperception that placing gravel in the bottom of a pot before adding the soil and...

Books

Roots Demystified A plant is only as healthy as its roots, so why don't we understand more about root systems?...
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Regional Reminders

  • Shorten Tall Perennials
  • Keeping Tulips Blooming
  • Foil Lily Leaf Beetles
  • Make a Nursery Bed
  • Remove Tree Suckers and Weeds

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