New England

January, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Two Bright New Echinacea

National News

Echinacea have become the trendy flower. Every year there seems to be new varieties on the market stretching the imagination of what's possible with this hardy, native perennial. Breeders have...

The New Revised Pruning Book

Pruning is one of the most essential and intimidating tasks a gardener can do. The best way to learn pruning is to have someone walk you through it step by step for each plant. That may not be...

New Colorful Crape Myrtle

Crape myrtles are considered the lilacs of the South. These beautiful, small trees feature attractive, lilac-shaped flowers that bloom from mid-summer until frost as well as exfoliating bark for...

Smaller Lawns for Some Cities

Parts of California have been in drought for the past three years and the lack of water is starting to cause lawmakers to take extreme measures. One of the biggest sources of water usage is the...

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In the Garden


And the Winner Is: Baptisia

Sometimes the hardest part of gardening is choosing what plants to grow. There are so many different plants available, and scanning gardening magazines and plant tags often leads to more confusion -- everything is picture perfect! One way to narrow down...
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Shows & Events

Spring Flower Shows Spring is around the corner, and that means the flower shows are too! Plan to attend at least one...

Web Finds

Society of Municipal Arborists Every year, the Society of Municipal Arborists chooses an Urban Tree of the Year. The winner...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Seed-Starting Trays
  • Keeping Moth Orchids Flowering
  • Check Old Seeds for Germination Rate
  • Clean Pruning Tools
  • Propagate African Violets

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