New England

January, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Blanket the Garden with Color

National News

When it comes to a long bloom period in the perennial garden, few plants can top blanket flowers. Their bright, daisy-like flowers just keep coming and coming. All they ask for is plenty of...

Walnut Worries

First it was chestnut blight and Dutch elm disease, then dogwood anthracnose, the Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer. It seems as if some new threat to our trees is always on the...

Pick Some Pots of Pumpkins

Want to get a head start on your pumpkin patch this spring? The Natural Gardening Company can help with its potted seedlings available by mail-order. New for 2011 is a unique assortment of pumpkin...

One Sweet Sweet Pea

Sweet peas are long-time garden favorites for their beautiful, fragrant blossoms. Old fashioned varieties of these annuals are tall climbers, needing a bamboo tepee, trellis or other support to...

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In the Garden


New Year, New Resolutions

While age has tempered many of my resolutions as a new year again unfolds (I know I'm probably not going to lose 10 pounds or give up cookies), I am still susceptible to making gardening resolutions. So this year, I'm resolving to pay heed to one of...
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Web Finds

Seed Starting Calculator If you start seeds of vegetables, herbs, and flowers indoors, you'll find the Seed Starting...

Shows & Events

Grafting Techniques for Ornamental Trees Class Learn how to join parts of plants in such a manner that they unite and continue their growth as...
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Regional Reminders

  • Take a Tropical Vacation
  • Remove Snow Gently from Shrubs and Trees
  • Check Viability of Stored Seeds
  • Check for Overwintering Insects on Trees and Shrubs
  • Gather Supplies for Seed Starting

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