New England

April, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Purple Magnolia

National News

Spring is magnolia time in many areas of the country. These early-blooming trees are some of the first reminders of the colorful flowering trees and shrubs to come. Now there is a new,...

Versatile Garden Planter

It looks like a long, black punching bag, but the Garden Soxx is really a new way to container garden. Garden Soxx is a tubular, mesh bag that has the texture of heavy-duty socks. It lets in water...

The Ultimate Gardener

It's not often that we toot our own horn, but the new book The Ultimate Gardener (HCI Publishing, 2009), by NGA horticulturist Charlie Nardozzi, features fun, heart-warming short stories about...

Fish Emulsion as a Fertilizer and Fungicide

Although most organic gardeners have used fish emulsion as an effective fertilizer for crops, recent research suggests that it can also be used as a fungicide to fight diseases as well....

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In the Garden


What It Means to Grow Organically

Someone asked me the other day if the requirements for growing organically are different for home gardeners than for commercial growers. And a while back, I heard a natural foods' store clerk tell a customer that "organic means it hasn't been sprayed...
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Web Finds

Learn About Invasive Plants Weeds Gone Wild: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas is a Web-based project of the Plant...


Organic Gardening for Dummies, 2nd edition In the first edition of Organic Gardening for Dummies , by Ann Whitman, you'll find an...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Bare-Root Roses
  • Force Branches
  • Plant Begonia Tubers
  • Prune Trees and Shrubs
  • Build a Cold Frame

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