New England

January, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Heirloom Green Tomato

National News

Many gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for their taste, unusual shape, and beauty. With the reintroduction of old-fashioned varieties, you can now grow tomatoes from around the world. Some are as...

Unique, Twisted Houseplant

This time of year it’s good to have easy-care houseplants around. In most parts of the country, winter is in full swing and having a touch of indoor greenery helps brighten any day. While many...

New Colorful Perennial Flower

There’s one word that aptly describes Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ flowers: intense. This new perennial features stunning orange, 4-inch-diameter leaves that don’t fade with the summer heat and...

Easy-to-Clean Bird Feeder

Winter is for bird feeding. However, it’s important to keep your feeder clean and disease-free for our feathered friends to enjoy. Bird seed left out in the rain can get moldy and harbor...

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In the Garden

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I've Got the Blues -- Bluebirds, That Is

Last spring I remember watching a male and a female bluebird sitting side by side on a branch next to our bluebird house. She'd flit to the house, peek in, then rejoin her mate on the branch. "Honey, what do you think?" Glancing in my direction, I can...
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Resources

Web Finds

Bluebird Web Sites The North American Bluebird Society Web site tells you everything you need to know about...

Clever Gardening Technique

Landscaping for the Birds In addition to providing nesting boxes, consider adding berry-producing plants to your landscape...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make Cuttings of Geraniums
  • Check Stored Root Crops
  • Recycle Holiday Greens in the Garden
  • Avoid Damaging Plants with a Snowblower
  • Making a List and Checking it Twice

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