New England

February, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Spooky New Peppers

National News

Halloween can come early to your garden this year. The Agricultural Research Service of the USDA has developed two new hot pepper cultivars that will add an eerie note to your vegetable or...

More Garden Darkness

Black leaves aren’t the only means of bringing a dusky note into your garden. Some plants have flowers of such a deep color as to appear almost black. One such beauty is the Black Lenten Rose (...

Helping Our Native Pollinators

By now, most of us have heard of the threat to honeybees from colony collapse disorder, a mysterious ailment that can decimate entire hives, and the concern over the impact of this decline on our...

Ocean, Lake and River Friendly Gardening

Ever stop to wonder where all the excess fertilizers and pesticides used on lawns and gardens end up? A lot of it makes its way to nearby waterways, causing pollution and algal blooms that deplete...

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In the Garden


Can You Trust the Zone Map?

I fell in love with Meconopsis the moment I saw her photo. Who wouldn't love this beauty, with her alluring sky-blue flowers and delicate nodding buds? Living in northern Vermont, however, I've learned to be cautious about promising my heart to just...
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Shows & Events

Seventh Annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium Mark your calendars! The Seventh Annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium takes place on...

Web Finds

Botanical Gardens' Bloom Guides Consult the plant lists at botanic gardens and arboreta near you to learn what plants thrive...
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Regional Reminders

  • Force Flowering Branches
  • Maintain Bird Feeders
  • Protect Evergreens with Antitranspirants
  • Provide Supplemental Light for Houseplants
  • Water Fig Tree Carefully

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