New England

May, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Maui Sunshine

National News

Coneflowers ( Echinacea ) have always been beautiful, easy-care additions to the perennial garden. But in the last few years breeders have given us all sorts of new choices in flower color, form...

Putting the Squeeze on Carbon Emissions

Over a year ago, PepsiCo partnered with the environmental auditing firm Carbon Trust to determine the carbon footprint of its Tropicana Pure Premium® orange juice. Much to their surprise, the...

Fighting Hunger with Corn Research

Corn is a diet staple in many parts of the developing world, including sub-Saharan Africa. But unfortunately most varieties of this vital grain are low in carotenoids, which our bodies convert to...

Pocket Gardening

Is it time to repaint, but you're having a hard time picking out a color? How about green- plants that is? Woolly Pocket Wally planters are flexible, breathable, modular gardening containers that...

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In the Garden

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From Sun to Shade: Planting a Garden under a Mature Tree

When we built our house 21 years ago, one of the first things I did after we moved in was start planning my landscape design. The backyard was partly wooded and the rest was given over to sandbox, swingset and food gardens. The front yard was my blank...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Container Gardening with Native Plants On Saturday, June 19, from 10 a.m.-12 noon, the New England Wildflower Society and the Montshire...

Books

Woody Landscape Plants Choosing trees and shrubs for your landscape can seem like a daunting prospect. The array of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch Out For Late Frosts
  • Prune Spring-Flowering Shrubs After Bloom
  • Harvest Your Rhubarb
  • Plant Veggies to Share
  • Watch Out for Cutworms

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