New England

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Scented Tuberous Begonia

National News

Tuberous begonias are gorgeous, shade-loving flowers that produce large bouquets of single or double blooms in colors ranging from white to deep red. However, for as beautiful as they look, these...

Honeybees as Plant Bodyguards

Most gardeners know the advantages of honeybees visiting the garden. Bees play a critical role in the pollination of many fruits and vegetables. New research from Germany shows that honeybees can...

New Colorful False Indigo

Baptisia, or false indigo, is a popular spring-flowering, bushy perennial that grows 2 to 7 feet tall and wide depending on the species. There are white-, purple-, and yellow-flowered types...

Low Stress Wheeled Snow Shovel

Snow and cold is engulfing much of the country this year. While it’s great to hire someone to plow your driveway and walkways, for “do-it-yourselvers” shoveling snow actually can be a good form of...

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In the Garden


It's Time for Flower Shows

Last week it got down to minus 20 degrees; today it's snowing with a forecast of up to 20 inches by tomorrow. What a perfect time to plan a pilgrimage to a spring flower show! There's probably one within a few hours' drive of you. Most flower shows...
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Shows & Events

New England Wild Flower Society The New England Wild Flower Society is the oldest plant conservation organization in the United...

Favorite or New Plant

Chinkapin Oak The Society of Municipal Arborists' 2009 Urban Tree of the Year is the Chinkapin oak ( Quercus...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Onions
  • Observe Sun Patterns
  • Control Spider Mites
  • Give Fragrant Bouquets
  • Care for Amaryllis

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