New England

May, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Delightful Daisies

National News

Many of the plants we use as annuals in our summer gardens are not botanically true annuals. Instead they are tender perennials, plants that in warm enough climates would return year after year....

2011 Urban Tree of the Year

If you are looking for a medium-size tree that not only has eye-catching blossoms, but it tough and adaptable as well, you might want to consider the choice of the Society of Municipal Arborists...

Basket of Fire

Want some red-hot hanging baskets this summer? Try 'Basket of Fire', the first ornamental pepper that has been bred especially for hanging baskets. Growing about 10 inches tall and 14-18 inches...

Lawn Pesticide Facts and Figures

America's love affair with the lawn accounts for much of the pesticide exposure we and our children and pets receive to in our home environments. According to Beyond Pesticides, a national...

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In the Garden


Why Bulbs Fail to Bloom

I was out of town last week. It has been a cold spring here in Vermont, and when I left, the early daffodils and some of the small bulbs like crocus, Siberian squills, and chionodoxa were blooming in my garden. When I arrived back, many of my daffodils...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Plant Spring and Fall Flowers for Pollinators A couple of weeks ago I was taking a walk on a fine Vermont early spring day -- lots of blue sky...

Favorite or New Plant

Garland Spirea Spireas are one of the glories of the spring landscape, and one of the first to burst forth with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Foil Cutworms with Collars
  • Keep Weeds Down around the Vegetable Garden
  • Don't Dig Too Soon
  • Sow Herbs
  • Don't Set Out Tender Plants Too Soon

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