New England

April, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gardening For the Cure

National News

Smooth leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea arborescens ) are adaptable native shrubs that flourish in many parts of the country. And breeders have given us a host of beautiful cultivars to choose from....

A Dangerous Book

Be forewarned. The minute you open The Gardener's Color Palette , you can kiss your savings account goodbye. Because once you get a look at the stunning photographs of flowers by Clive Nichols...

Karmic Justice?

Anyone who gardens in the eastern U.S. is familiar with the Japanese beetle, that voracious consumer of just about anything green in the garden. It is one of the most destructive pests east of the...

A Helenium of a Different Color

Helenium, also known as sneezeweed, has long been a favorite for adding color to the late season garden. The daisy-like flowers with raised centers bloom in autumnal shades of orange, red, russet...

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In the Garden

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We Get By with a Little Help From Our Friends

We can all use a little help in the garden. And there is an army of tiny helpers eager to lend a hand. They are the beneficial insects, ones that behave in ways that are helpful to the crops we grow. These "good bugs" help out in a variety of ways- by...
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Resources

Books

Teeming with Microbes by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis Healthy soil is the basis for everything in the garden. This book, subtitled The Organic...

Favorite or New Plant

Camp Joy Cherry Tomato Over the years, I've cultivated lots of varieties of cherry tomatoes and 'Camp Joy' is my...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Overcrowded Perennials
  • Keep Seedlings Strong
  • Watch Out for the Lily Leaf Beetle
  • Set Out Leek Seedlings
  • Start Squash Seedlings

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