New England

April, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Titanic Flower

National News

The titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) is one of the most spectacular plants around. This native of Indonesian rain forests grows from a corm that weighs over 200 pounds. Its flower is composed...

Rhododendron of the Year

Rhododendrons and azaleas (both members of the genus Rhododendron ) have some of the loveliest blooms around, so it's not surprising that these shrubs are popular plants across the country. But...

Put Your Garden on the Map

Gardeners are usually bird lovers as well as plant enthusiasts. Now you can combine both these interests in a citizen science project that's designed to give you a deeper understanding of the...

The Strange Case of Barberry, Ticks, and Earthworms

We've all probably heard about the problems caused by invasive plant species crowding out native vegetation and altering the ecosystem. But new research has shown that at least one invasive...

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In the Garden


Peony Perfection

Let's talk fantasy for a moment -- garden fantasy that is. Mine (when I buy that winning lottery ticket, of course!) is to have the space to plant and, more important, the garden staff to care for, entire gardens devoted to one kind of flower -- those...
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Shows & Events

The Garden in the Woods The Garden in the Woods, the botanic garden of the New England Wild Flower Society in North...


Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast The blossoms of wildflowers are treasured at any time of the year, but those of spring...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for the Lily Leaf Beetle
  • Foil Cutworms with Collars
  • Set Broccoli and Cabbage Transplants Deep
  • Plant Potatoes
  • Remove Winter Tree Trunk Wrapping

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