New England

April, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Lawn Gone

National News

If you've been thinking about making your landscape more sustainable by reducing the size of your lawn or eliminating it altogether, but are unsure where to start, turn to Lawn Gone! Low...

Raspberry Shortcake

If you thought that fending off prickers was the price to be paid for homegrown raspberries, think again. Monrovia's new Raspberry Shortcake™ dwarf thornless raspberry lets you enjoy a...

Where Have All the Monarchs Gone?

It may not be breaking news that monarch butterflies are in decline, but the most recent population figures for this beautiful butterfly are especially alarming, according to an article in the New...

Bees with a Buzz

Can't get going without the buzz from caffeine in your morning cup of joe? You may have more in common with honeybees than you might guess! It turns out that bees get a buzz from caffeine too --...

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In the Garden

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Green Lawns, Green Landscapes

How "green" is your lawn? Sure, we all want our turf to look lush, but as gardeners we also know the importance of protecting our precious water resources, our environment, and all the creatures in it. Fortunately, these goals don't have to be at odds....
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Broccoli x Gailon Also known as baby broccoli, this hybrid is similar to the trademarked Broccolini%% sold in the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Sow Tiny Seeds Thinly Sowing tiny seeds like those of carrots and lettuce thinly can be a challenge. One solution is to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Overseed Bare Spots in Lawn
  • Plant Asparagus Crowns
  • Choose Alternatives to Invasives
  • Keep Wood-Based Mulch Away from Structures
  • Make Root Maggot Mats

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