New England

February, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Blazing Good Pepper

National News

Nutritionists encourage us to include lots of colorful, fresh produce in our diets. Ripe sweet bell peppers in an array of colors, from yellow and orange to red and purple, are a tasty way to do...

Pollinator-Friendly Gardening

Are you concerned about the decline in both honeybees and native pollinators? Want to know what you can do to help? The Penn State Center for Pollinator Research has a helpful website with lots of...

Journey to Shangri-La

What is it about the first flowers of spring that make them so delightful? Maybe it the sight of color in the garden after the long month of winter that makes us revel so in the blossoms of...

Allergies Worsen Along with Climate Change

A newly released study by the USDA confirms what many allergy sufferers may have suspected. "Ragweed pollen in some parts of the northern United States and Canada now lingers almost a month longer...

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In the Garden

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The Ins and Outs of Seed Sprouting

Remember when you were a kid and your mother told you not to swallow watermelon seeds or they might grow in your tummy? You probably thought she was joking, but it turns out, she may not have been that far off! Doctors in Boston recently removed a pea...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Mini Cabbages I love cabbage but with only one child left at home (and not much of a veggie eater, at that!),...

Shows & Events

8th Annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium Beginning Friday evening, April 1 and continuing on Saturday, April 2, 2011, the 8th Annual...
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Regional Reminders

  • Spread out Snow Piles to Stymie Snow Mold
  • Keep Apple Tree Pollination Needs in Mind
  • Start Tuberous Begonias
  • Repot Houseplants
  • Start with Fresh Seeds

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