New England

March, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

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National News

Sweet alyssum ( Lobularia ) is such a versatile plant, it deserves a spot in just about every garden. Its frothy mounds of flowers look great as an edging plant, in a hanging basket or trailing...

Composting Made Easy

Adding compost to your soil is one of the best ways to improve growing conditions in any garden. Compost helps to lighten heavy soil, increase the water-holding capacity of sandy soils, encourage...

Back-Friendly Gardening

Gardening is great exercise, but all the bending and stooping needed as you weed, prune and plant can take its toll on your back. For those of us whose backs aren’t as strong as they once were, a...

Greencare for Troops

Greencare for Troops is a nationwide outreach program coordinated by the non-profit organization Project Evergreen, whose mission is to preserve and enhance green space in communities across the...

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In the Garden


Grandmother's Hollyhocks

My grandmother lived in a big, old Italianate-style house in a small city in upstate New York. The house stood on a wide street lined with tall elms whose arching branches formed a cool, green canopy in summer. The elms, of course, are long gone, but my...
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What's Wrong With My Plant? I just discovered a great new book that will help gardeners identify and remedy insect, disease...

Shows & Events

Constructing an Environmentally Engineered Home and Landscape On March 22 at the Wellesley College Campus Center in Wellesley, Massachusetts, landscape...
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Regional Reminders

  • Beyond Morning Glories
  • Pruning Fruit Trees
  • Sow Early Spinach
  • Natural Crabgrass Control
  • Flower Garden Record Keeping

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