Roses for the North
The University of Minnesota's Roses for the North Web site offers in-depth information on rose growing. Scroll down on this landing page to view the table of contents. The site includes a number of charts, such as a floral traits table that evaluates rose varieties on several flower characteristics. Another chart details different varieties' seasonal rebloom pattern. If a rose thrives in Minnesota's cold winters, it's likely to thrive here in New England.
Tool or Gardening Product
Gardening gloves do much more than keep dirt from under your fingernails. Lurking in soil and manure and compost are upteen different types of organisms, some of which can cause nasty diseases or skin infections. There are so many different types of gloves on the market, you're sure to find some you like if you take some time for glove shopping. The Web makes it easier, too, although I prefer to try them on to make sure they fit snugly.