New England

January, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Cool Peppers for Cool Climates

National News

Peppers are heat lovers, no doubt about that. They relish a long season of warmth. But gardeners in areas with short growing seasons love peppers, which is why many are always on the lookout for...

Peak Phlox Performance

Garden phlox, when well grown, is one of the glories of the midsummer garden, its large heads of flowers adding color, fragrance, and stature to flower beds as the many early summer blooming...

Project BudBurst

It may still be cold in many parts of the country, but we've turned the corner toward springtime and the days are getting longer. It won't be too much longer before buds are bursting out all over....

Celebrating Urban Birds

Want to learn more about how you can help birds in urban environments, participate as a citizen scientist in the study of these feathered creatures, or simply celebrate their presence amidst all...

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In the Garden


Painted Tongue

One of the best reasons for growing your own plants from seed is to be able to add those unusual beauties to your garden that aren't often offered as seedlings at garden stores and greenhouses in spring. A favorite annual of mine that I don't recall...
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Oh, Deer! If you garden where deer are plentiful, you know what a challenge it can be to maintain a...

Shows & Events

Spring into the Garden Symposium On Saturday, February 4, from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm, in Portland, CT, the Connecticut Horticultural...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Moth Orchids in Bloom
  • Give African Violets Plenty of Light
  • Start Onion Seeds
  • Remove Snow, Not Ice from Woody Plants
  • Stay off Frozen Grass

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