New England

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Growing Roses in Cold Climates

National News

The rose is considered by many to be queen of the flower garden, but for northern gardeners especially, she also has a reputation as a demanding diva. The newly revised and updated edition of...

Open Days in the Garden

What's one of the best -- and most enjoyable -- ways to get new ideas and learn about garden design? By visiting some great gardens, of course! That's the idea behind the Garden Conservancy's Open...

Name that Bird Song

One of the delights of gardening has nothing to do with the gardening itself. It is simply the joy at being outdoors, feeling the sun on your face (or maybe some rain at times!), watching bees and...

Invasive Species Surprises

Most gardeners in the Northeast remember the drenching that Tropical Storm Irene gave the region late last summer, and her effects are still being felt, sometimes in unexpected ways. Flooding was...

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In the Garden


Perennial Pointers

Now is the time of year when many of us are arriving home from trips to local nurseries and garden centers in vehicles crammed with pots of new finds for our flower gardens. Choosing new perennials to add to my gardens is one of my favorite ways to...
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Web Finds

Reclaiming a Flooded Yard or Garden Last August many gardeners and homeowners in our region suffered flood damage to their gardens,...

Favorite or New Plant

Oriental Poppy From the sizzling red-orange of older varieties to the more restrained pinks, corals, and plums...
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Regional Reminders

  • Wait Until Summer to Prune "Bleeders"
  • Feed Flowering Perennials
  • Sow Seeds (Already!) for Fall Harvests
  • Put Plant Supports Up Early
  • Let Soil Warm Up Before Mulching

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