New England

April, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Thornless Roses

National News

Everyone loves roses, but no one loves the thorns. Thornless rose varieties have been available since the 1960s but now there are new, improved varieties to choose from. Smooth Touch roses feature...

NGA Wins Book Award

National Gardening Association has been publishing kids gardening curriculum and activity books for more than 25 years. These books are very popular with teachers and parents and one of our most...

Broccoli Sprouts May Inhibit Ulcers

It’s been widely reported that broccoli is loaded with the chemical sulfuraphane, a known antioxidant. It’s also been found this chemical has antibiotic properties. Researchers at John Hopkins...

Unusual Edible Ornamental

Edible gardening is all the rage across the country. People are looking to grow some of their own food, but not wanting to sacrifice beauty. Here’s an unusual, international edible plant that’s...

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In the Garden


Earth Day, Every Day

In a recent poll, Vermont was ranked the "greenest" state in the country. The purpose of the Eco-Insights poll, conducted by Pitney Bowes Business Insight and Earthsense, was to determine whether consumer behavior matched attitudes. In other words, do...
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Shows & Events

The New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods, in Framingham, Massachusetts, is now...

Web Finds

Earth Day Network The Earth Day Network is a world-wide alliance of organizations working to promote a healthy...
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Regional Reminders

  • Celebrate Arbor Day
  • Be Patient
  • Remove Mulch
  • Help Protect Iris from Borers
  • Tend Garlic

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