New England

December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Award-Winning Snapdragon

National News

Annual snapdragons love cool weather and look great in beds, borders, and containers. The classic snapdragon varieties have colorful, jointed flowers that “talk” when squeezed (they open and close...

Shrub Dogwood Trial at Longwood Gardens

Shrub dogwoods ( Cornus species) have become very popular in recent years for their low maintenance and attractive, four-season appeal. Popular in commercial and residential landscapes, many...

Pesticide Residue in Produce from Around the World

Many gardeners have turned to growing their own vegetables and fruits and buying organic foods to avoid excessive pesticide residues on their foods. The produce in our supermarkets now comes from...

New Housefly Trap

There is nothing worse than having houseflies buzz against your windows in winter. The incessant buzzing sound is enough to drive you mad. Well, maybe they aren’t that bad, but if houseflies are a...

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In the Garden

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Holiday Plant Lore

'Tis the season to be jolly -- and to attend holiday parties. Do you have trouble making small talk? Here are some fun facts about holiday plants to help you break the ice and get the conversation started. Poinsettias Poinsettias are the number...
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Resources

Web Finds

AAS Display Gardens Plan to visit a local All-America Selections Display Garden this summer. Each year, AAS evaluates...

Books

The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer The shocking pink cover of The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer by Stephanie Cohen and Nancy...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cut Back Geraniums
  • Caring for Holiday Plants
  • Feed the Birds
  • Propagate African Violets
  • Spray Antitranspirants

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