New England

February, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red-Flowering Rudbeckia

National News

Rudbeckia, or black-eyed Susans, are native American wildflowers that have recently gone through a breeding revolution. There are many new selections of this tough, easy-to-grow perennial that...

Online Tool Helps Calculate Carbon Sequestration of Trees

Much of the talk about reducing the effects of global warming has revolved around the amount of carbon dioxide that gets emitted into the atmosphere. One way to reduce CO2 emissions to plant more...

Plants Help People in Hospitals Heal Faster

All gardeners know that plants -- and flowers in particular -- can bring a smile to someone's face. But can flowers be used to help people recover from illnesses? Researchers at Kansas State...

New Sweet Corn with Purple Cob

Nothing is more rewarding than munching on sweet corn harvested fresh from your garden. There are lots of sweet corn types available, from old heirlooms to supersweet varieties. Recently breeders...

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In the Garden

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Pruning Pointers

It's pruning time in the apple orchards along Lake Champlain, a sign that home gardeners should be sharpening their shears, too. At first sight it would appear that apple trees grow naturally in their characteristic spreading shape with low-hanging,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Pruning Web Sites Here are some helpful Web sites with information on pruning: Pruning Ornamental Trees and...

Books

Hot Plants for Cool Climates Susan A. Roth and Dennis Schrader, the authors of Hot Plants for Cool Climates: Gardening With...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Plants from Snowblower
  • Grow Under Fluorescents
  • Remove Bulbs from Cold Storage
  • Cut Flower Care
  • Clean Pruning Tools

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