New England

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow Fruit Naturally

National News

If you are home gardener growing or thinking about growing fruit, you might fantasize about having an expert like horticulturist and garden writer Lee Reich out in your garden with you, dispensing...

Summer Jewels

Annual salvias are real troupers in the garden. No prima donnas, they are tolerant of dry soil, and boom prolifically in full sun. One of the best is Salvia 'Summer Jewel Pink', a 2012 All-America...

The Value of Bees

All gardeners know that bees are valuable creatures without which many of the food plants we depend on would not bear fruit or seeds. But do you know just how valuable they are? According to a...

Plants and Noise Pollution

Well, corn may have ears, but we know it can't hear! So it seems on the surface that noise in the environment should have little effect on plants. But a recent study done around noisy gas wells in...

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In the Garden


Perennial Pruning

Are you getting ready to retire your pruners for the season now that spring is past? Don't put them away just yet! Sharpen those blades and prepare to continue with pruning in your flower garden. When we think of pruning, most of us think about...
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Favorite or New Plant

Baptisia This past winter's virtually snow-free season was definitely an anomaly for our region. In most...

Clever Gardening Technique

Fight the Plum Curculio by Picking Up Dropped Fruits The plum curculio is a small weevil that attacks just about all fruit trees in our region....
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Greens in Part Sun
  • Plant Beans
  • Help Carrot Seeds Germinate Well
  • Protect Seedlings from Birds
  • Grow Herbs in Pots

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