New England

June, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gorgeous Gryphon Begonia

National News

Plants that were once considered denizens of indoor windowsills are making a break and heading outside. A wide range of tender perennials are shedding their houseplant image and are being offered...

Healthful Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is good for you. This is the kind of nutritional news we need to hear more often! University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram, who specializes in studying medicinal...

Superior Shastas

Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum) have long been garden favorites, valued for their cheerful white flowers that bloom for a long period. Besides the classic, yellow-eyed daisy form, there...

New Garden Books from Taunton Press

Two new gardening books from The Taunton Press, the publishers of Fine Gardening magazine, provide plenty of inspiration and good advice for both beginning and seasoned flower and food...

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In the Garden

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How Sweet It Is -- Or Isn't!

Lilac flowering is just finishing up in Vermont, and once again I have spent this all too brief season of bloom inhaling the delightful scent of the blossoms as often as possible. I cut bouquets for every room in the house; when out walking my dog, I...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Groundcovers for Dry Shade Finding plants that thrive in the dry shade under the canopy of mature trees can be a big...

Tool or Gardening Product

Sun Hat This is my one, indispensable piece of gardening equipment -- I don't leave the house without it!...
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Regional Reminders

  • Don't Forget to Thin
  • Use Row Covers to Protect Young Squash Plants
  • Remove Tent Caterpillar Nests
  • Recycle Plastic Pots
  • Don't Worry about Ants on Your Peonies

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