New England

December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Poinsettias for Polar Bears

National News

Want to decorate for the holidays and support endangered polar bears at the same time? Look for the 'Eckespoint® Polar Bear' poinsettia. This stunning new white poinsettia, bred by Ecke Ranch,...

Up with Foxgloves

Foxgloves are quintessential cottage garden plants, their tall spires of softly-hued flowers adding a vertical accent to the billowing silhouettes of so many other bloomers in early summer. But on...

Hooray for Holly

It is a Christmas tradition to "deck the halls with boughs of holly," although the custom of using holly as a decoration for winter time festivals and celebrations goes back to the Druids of...

Social Sagebrush and other Curiosities

Most of us don't think of our plants as having a social life. But some new research shows that, while your beans and begonias may not updating their Facebook pages, some plants are aware of who's...

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In the Garden

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Deck the Halls with the Season's Most Popular Plant

It's getting to be that time of year when garden stores, supermarkets and home centers are overflowing with poinsettias. Their cheerful colors- no longer limited just to red, but available now in shades of pink, white, peach, burgundy, even variegated-...
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Resources

Books

The Gardening Life If you're looking for a great gift for a gardener in your life, or perhaps you've been asked for...

Clever Gardening Technique

Green Up Window Boxes Don't leave your window boxes standing empty in cold weather. Make them a winter focal point with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean and Oil Tools
  • Keep Pets Safe from Poisonous Holiday Plants
  • Do Your Dusting
  • Keep Your Florist's Azalea Happy
  • Keep Your Christmas Tree Watered

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