New England

March, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Perennial of the Year

National News

Each year the Perennial Plant Association highlights a perennial plant that fits the criteria for plant of the year. Winning plants are widely adapted, have multiple seasons of interest, are low...

Reduce your Carbon Footprint by Mowing Less

Many people are interested in reducing their carbon footprint in an effort to save energy and limit global warming. While driving less is one of the most obvious ways to do this, mowing your lawn...

New Soil-Moisture Monitor

Knowing when to water containers is often a head-scratching proposition, especially for new gardeners. While it’s important to not let your container plant dry out, the bigger problem is often...

Want to Be a New Farmer? Start Here

Small farming is on the rise. The USDA estimates there are more than 300,000 new farms in the U.S since 2002, with many being run by younger people. All those new farmers are looking for...

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In the Garden

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Desert Beauty

This week, I'm fortunate to be writing from Las Vegas and the 2009 International Master Gardeners conference. This gathering of 600+ gardeners provides opportunities for sharing ideas, connecting with old friends, and learning something new, all of...
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Resources

Books

Allergy-Free Gardening In Allergy-Free Gardening , author Thomas Ogren examines the role that urban landscaping plays...

Web Finds

Master Gardeners The Master Gardener program, conducted nationwide via the cooperative extension systems in each...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Fire Blight
  • Divide Rhubarb
  • Start Herb Seeds Indoors
  • Flush Salt from Lawns
  • Grow Potatoes in Cylinders

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