New England

January, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Boost your Nutrition

National News

Eat a rainbow! That's the advice that nutritionists give us for choosing the most healthful produce. Richly colored fruits and vegetables -- bright reds, vibrant oranges, deep greens -- are not...

Can You FreezePruf Your Plants?

It sounds like a gardener's dream -- a spray that will safely make plants hardier. And that is exactly what researchers at the University of Alabama and Miami University in Ohio have developed....

Take a Sunset Cruz

If you are looking for a ″knock-your-socks-off″ plant for a container or hanging basket this summer, look no further than the arching form and dangling, fiery orange bells of Begonia...

The Value of Urban Trees

What is a tree on a city street worth? More than you might expect when you take into account all the benefits that trees provide in the urban landscape. This is what Alejandro Chiriboga, an Ohio...

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In the Garden


Thinking Inside the Boxwoods

Boxwoods are among my favorite shrubs. Which may seem at first like a rather hopeless fancy for a northern New England gardener. After all, it's in warmer climes than mine that boxwood really grows in all its glory. But while I may not be able to grow...
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Growing Perennials in Cold Climates Even if you don't garden in the coldest reaches of New England, Growing Perennials in Cold...

Favorite or New Plant

First Yellow Geranium Heralded by Burpee Seeds as a triumph of plant breeding, 'First Yellow' is the first true yellow...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check on Stored Bulbs
  • Start Making and Pruning Lists of Seeds and Plants
  • Keep Indoor Cacti Cool and Dry
  • Clean Clay Pots
  • Plan for Color in the Winter Landscape

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