New England

April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Self-Reliant Roses

National News

The rose may be the queen of flowers, but many of the roses grown in gardens today will only look regal when given a toxic regimen of pesticides to ward off disease and insects, along with lots of...

Here Comes the Sun

Annual sunflowers are among the most gratifying plants to grow. Simply stick a few seeds in the ground after the soil has warmed up, and before you know it, the plants are up and racing skyward to...

Get Help Solving Plant Problems

What's wrong with my plant? Is this plant a weed? What insect is this? Are these questions you've asked yourself but been unsure how to answer? The folks at the University of Minnesota Extension...

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Broccoli

Former President George H. W. Bush famously remarked, "I do not like broccoli." Perhaps he'd have liked it more if he ate it sprinkled with sugar. While a spoonful of sugar might help the broccoli...

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In the Garden


No-Till Gardening

I hate to admit it, but the physical demands of gardening seem to take more and more of a toll as the years go by. So I'm one happy cultivator when I learn about a way of gardening that not only saves my back but is better for the garden itself. Whether...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Fiskars Momentum Reel Mower According to the manufacturer, the new technologies used in the design of the Fiskars Momentum...

Favorite or New Plant

French Tarragon Adding fresh tarragon to a dish, as opposed to the dried herb, is a revelation. The anise-like...
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Regional Reminders

  • Set Out Cool-Season Annuals
  • Build an Easy Cold Frame
  • Divide Summer Blooming Perennials
  • Organize a Neighborhood Plant Swap
  • Use People Power to Mow

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