New England

May, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sweet Roses Make For Sweet Dreams

National News

Beautiful, fragrant roses make most people happy, and now research is suggesting that fragrant roses may also make our sleep happier by stimulating happy dreams. Researchers in Germany analyzed...

Grow Figs in a Pot

Fresh figs are a treat, especially if you eat them right off the tree. However, most varieties are only hardy to USDA zone 8 (although the roots of some varieties are hardy to USDA zone 6). In...

Birds Eat More Weed Seed in Organic Fields

It's thought that organic farms have lots of bird and wildlife activity because of the lack of harmful chemicals that are sprayed on the fields. Birds, in particular, are welcome because they are...

Vacation Plant Treatment to Resist Drought

Summer vacations are often a tough time on plants, and can be challenging for the gardener, too. You have to get a neighbor, friend, or relative to come in and water the plants or take a chance it...

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In the Garden

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Annual, Perennial... or Temperennial?

Many plants that are labeled and sold as annuals are actually perennial -- just not in our harsh Northeast climate. As you probably know, a true annual completes its life cycle in one growing season. A seed germinates and grows into a plant, which...
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Resources

Web Finds

5 A Day for Better Health A program of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Fruits and Veggies...

Favorite or New Plant

Black Lace Elderberry Black Lace elderberry ( Sambucus nigra 'Eva') sports finely cut, purple-black foliage, creating...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make Space to Relax
  • Check for Iris Borers
  • Prune Lilacs
  • Divide Perennials
  • Keep Sowing Lettuce

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