New England

April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Devilishly Good Ninebark

National News

Plants with purple foliage are great for adding some drama to the garden. And dusky-leaved cultivars of ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) are some of the best choices for adding color...

Borers Get Burned with Fire Gel

Among the most troublesome pests for peach growers are peachtree borers. These larvae of clearwing moths attack the roots of the trees or, in the case of the lesser peachtree borer, the...

Defying Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, many gardeners in the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the leaves...

Chiming in on Bellflowers

Few groups of flowering plants show the diversity of the bellflower clan, or campanulas. With bell-shaped, tubular or star-shaped flowers in shades of blue, white, pink, and red, they have growth...

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In the Garden

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Please Don't Make Meatballs in the Shrubbery!

My father has never been a gardener. Except for planting the European copper beeches with which he was inordinately smitten (way too many for our half-acre suburban lot), he left all horticultural endeavors to my mother and, when I was growing up, me,...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

'Hocus Pocus' Veronica I grow a number of veronicas in my flower garden, both for their colors (deep violet-blue...

Web Finds

Safe Lawns for Kids and Pets Need some reasons to consider going organic with your lawn care? Visit Citizens for a Green...
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Regional Reminders

  • Stake New Trees Only When Necessary
  • Consult an Arborist for Large Tree Issues
  • Test Your Soil
  • Prune Winter Damaged Evergreens
  • Leave Grass Clippings on Lawns

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