New England

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Squash and Viola

National News

The All America Selections (AAS) committee has been awarding new, high-performing vegetables and annual flowers their prestigious award for more than 75 years. These varieties are trialed across...

Bag That Compost

Composting has many benefits, including enlivening soil, reducing food waste, and reducing the amount of organic matter going to the local landfills. However, many gardeners find composting a...

New Gold-Red Lenten Rose

Hellebores or lenten roses are one of the first perennials to flower in spring. These shade-lovers make an excellent groundcover under large deciduous trees and grow well in moist soil, too....

Food Pairings: Making a Good Match

When making a meal from scratch, it’s often frustrating to be missing a few ingredients. Another frustration is wondering what dish will compliment a favorite vegetable or other food. If you’re...

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In the Garden


Plan Your Dream Garden

Seed catalogs arrive earlier and earlier each season, tempting us with glossy photos of vegetables that are still months away from our dinner plates. Winter is a time to dream of gardens to come, and soon it will be time to start the seeds of those...
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Web Finds

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners Cornell University Cooperative Extension has launched a Web site, Vegetable Varieties for...

Favorite or New Plant

Nepeta 'Walker's Low' Named Perennial Plant of the Year for 2007 by the Perennial Plant Association, Nepeta x...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Pruning Tools
  • Be Realistic When Starting Seeds
  • Remove Snow from Evergreens
  • Check Old Seeds for Germination Rate
  • Add Trellises

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