New England

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stand Up and Garden

National News

If that loud noise you hear when you get up from kneeling in your garden is your bones creaking, then Stand Up and Garden (The Countryman Press, 2012, $16.95) is the book for you! Written by...

Toxic Shock

Results from a study done by Michigan-based Ecology Center's Healthy had some alarming news for gardeners. 179 common garden products such as hoses, garden gloves, kneeling pads, and...

Learn about Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, gardeners in many areas of the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the...

Pesticides Cause Bees to Lose Their Way

Just about all gardeners are aware that honeybees are in trouble and that scientists are hard at work trying to figure out the cause of their mysterious decline, called colony collapse disorder....

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In the Garden


Shedding Light on Day-Neutral Strawberries

"God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." William Allen Butler was referring to the strawberry, and I have to say, I quite agree with him, especially if we're talking about a strawberry plucked perfectly ripe from the garden...
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Web Finds

Build Your Own Tuteur There are many attractive tuteurs and decorative plant supports available for purchase. But...

Tool or Gardening Product

Single Stem Supports Staking plants is one of my least favorite garden activities, so I am always looking for products...
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Regional Reminders

  • Wait for Warmth to Plant Heat Lovers
  • Sow Herb Seeds
  • Plant Borage
  • Raise the Flower Garden to New Heights
  • Plant in Drifts

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