New England

March, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Go Back to School and Grow Green

National News

Youngsters may be looking ahead eagerly to the start of summer vacation, but perhaps gardeners should be thinking about going back to school -- to the Lawncare University, that is. Lawncare...

Better Biocontrol in the Future

While none of us want to see our gardens decimated by insect pests, few of us want to control pests with toxic sprays that can harm us and the environment. So it's encouraging to learn of the...

Vanishing Farmland

Our country is so vast that it's easy to think we don't have to worry as housing developments and highways spring up to cover the land. But figures released by the American Farmland Trust...

Fothergilla Favorites

Ask a gardener to describe the ideal landscape plant and he or she is likely to list easy care, multi-season interest, and freedom from insect and disease problems. Well, that is also a good...

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In the Garden


Big, Bold Annuals

Mowing the lawn has never been one of my favorite tasks. That, along with my plantaholic ways, resulted in my designing a front yard that is mostly garden with just a small amount of grass to set off plantings of trees, shrubs, and flowers. Herbaceous...
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Shows & Events

Northern Gardening Symposium: The Life-Long Garden In a spring symposium presented by the Vermont-New Hampshire chapter of the New England...


Buyer Beware! I often receive review copies of gardening books, which is always exciting -- like Christmas come...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pull Back Mulch from Perennials
  • Start Eggplant and Pepper Seeds
  • Sow Seeds of Cold-Hardy Annuals
  • Prune Summer Flowering Shrubs
  • Prune Out Black Knot

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