New England

May, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Web Site for Sharing Produce

National News

Many gardeners are growing vegetables and fruits this year and often they end up planting too much of any one item. So what happens to the produce if you have extra zucchini, a bumper crop of...

Boxwood Basil

For those that love to grow edibles but also have a formal look to your garden, here's a new basil that with fulfill your culinary and classical design needs. 'Boxwood Basil' looks like a...

A New Teeny Coreopsis

Coreopsis or tickseed plants are easy-to-grow perennials that produce abundant blooms over a long season. Varieties are available in a range of flower colors, including yellow, pink, white, and...

Premium Knee Pads

It's prime gardening season and for many gardeners, the physical labor takes a toll on their bodies. Luckily there are new products on the market that can help prevent the aches and pains that...

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In the Garden

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Creative Containers

For years I avoided planting petunias and geraniums. I suppose it had something to do with my job as a gardener in Boston. Deadheading thousands of purple petunias -- the "seasonal color" favored by our corporate clients -- left me with arms and hands...
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Resources

Books

My Mother's Garden When I was a youngster, I used to ask my mom every evening, just before bed, "What should I dream...

Tool or Gardening Product

Colorful Oasis Foam One challenge with using floral foam in flower arranging is keeping the material hidden from...
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Regional Reminders

  • Set Out a Few Tomato Plants
  • Plant Cool-Tolerant Annuals
  • Till, But Not Too Much
  • Try Some New Annual Vines
  • Press Some Pansies

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