New England

January, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gardening Made Easy with Seed Collections

National News

It's always lots of fun to browse through seed catalogs and peruse the racks of seeds at the garden store, marveling at the diversity and beauty of all the varied plants you can grow. But...

Please Don't Share the Daisies

We all know how important it is to wash out hands frequently to avoid sharing germs and spreading illnesses. But who would have guessed that bees might be at risk from germ sharing as they fly...

The Cat's Meow of Catmints

Catmints are longtime perennial favorites in the flower garden. Members of the genus Nepeta , they are dependable, long-blooming, and trouble-free, come in a range of sizes and colors, have...

A Rainbow of Color in the Vegetable Garden

With the increasing interest in edible landscaping and the "food, not lawns" approach to cultivation, gardeners want their food gardens not only to be a bountiful source of fresh produce but to...

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In the Garden

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Walking in the Winter with Harry

Are you ready to take a winter's stroll with Harry? "Harry who?" you well may ask. The fellow I have in mind is actually not available for a walk, but his name has become inextricably linked to one of the most interesting plants in the winter landscape....
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Resources

Clever Gardening Technique

Force Branches for Winter Color There is a host of spring-blooming woody plants suitable for forcing. These plants formed their...

Books

Vegetable Gardening Week by Week Do you wish you had a gardening expert at your side to tell you just what to do and when? Then...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Parsley Seeds
  • Fan Your Seedlings
  • Foil Fungus Gnats
  • Sow Sage Seeds
  • File Away the Long Winter

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