New England

April, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The New Sunset Western Garden Book

National News

Western gardeners know this book as their gardening bible. Since the 1930's, growers of all kinds of plants in the many diverse climate regions of the western U.S. have referred to this book for...

Sprinkle Faerie Dust in the Melon Patch

Summer just wouldn't be summer without enjoying the crisp, sweet taste of watermelon. But if the thought of this delectable treat conjures up the image of a large, oblong fruit with a green rind,...

Missing Monarchs

Monarch butterflies are beautiful visitors to our gardens, but over the last fifteen years there have been fewer and fewer making an appearance. During the winter of 2009-2010, the number of...

Make Your Own Wooden Bee Nest

Putting up bird houses so our feathered friends can find a place to raise their young is something lots of gardeners regularly do. But how about providing the same amenities to our native bees?...

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In the Garden


Siberian Squills -- A Sure Sign of Spring

Okay. This spring has my vote as one of the strangest on record (that's so far -- who knows what else is in store). The third week in March saw temperatures in the low eighties here in Vermont, and the Lake Champlain beaches were overrun by winter-weary...
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Photographic Field Guide to New England Nature For those whose love of the natural world extends beyond the bounds of the garden, Naturally...

Favorite or New Plant

'Biokovo' Hardy Geranium I grow many different species and cultivars of hardy geraniums in my garden. They are attractive,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Control Lawn Grubs without Chemicals
  • Use Correct Timing When Using Pesticides to Treat for Grubs
  • Divide Perennials
  • Sow Sweet Pea Seeds Early
  • Plant Arugula for an Early Greens Harvest

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