New England

February, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Purple Ornamental Pepper

National News

Ornamental/edible hot peppers have become all the rage in the gardening world in recent years. There are numerous varieties available that combine the heat and spice of hot peppers with attractive...

Which Fruits Have the Most Antioxidants?

Every few months it seems there's another news story touting a specific fruit as having high levels of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that have been associated with the prevention of...

Best Bellflowers

Bellflowers (Campanula) are widely adapted, hardy flowers that include more than 300 different annual, biennial, and perennial species. The Chicago Botanic Garden evaluated 89 different perennial...

Compostable Kitchen Bags

Composting is a great way to produce healthy organic matter for the garden and reduce the amount of food scraps and yard waste going to landfills. Many gardeners accumulate kitchen scraps to throw...

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In the Garden


It's Time to Start Some Seeds

It's that time of year, when the gray skies and frozen tundra outside start wearing on my nerves. I know it's spring somewhere and I just can't wait to get in the garden. When this feeling begins to overwhelm me, I know it's time to start some seeds...
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Gardening Month by Month in New England Gardening Month by Month in New England , by Alison Beck (Lone Pine Publishing, 2004) is a handy...

Favorite or New Plant

Bells of Ireland I'm growing lots of Bells of Ireland ( Moluccella laevis ) this year to use in bouquets. It's so...
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Regional Reminders

  • Repot Houseplants
  • Root Geranium Cuttings
  • Watch for Whiteflies
  • Start Leeks and Onions
  • Plant in Cold Frames

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