New England

April, 2014
Regional Report

Web Finds

Tree Fruits
Find out about selecting, planting, training, and caring for fruit trees through the seasons and through the years in this helpful publication on from Cornell University, part of the Cornell Guide to Growing Fruit at Home, which covers a wide range of tree fruits, grapes, and berries.

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Branches in Bouquets
Add twigs from trees and shrubs with attractive foliage or branch form in cut flower bouquets. Red-twig dogwood stems, cut in spring before they leaf out, make a dramatic arrangement when used by themselves or with forced forsythia branches. Ditto for curly willow. Come summer, purple-leaved smoketree stems are a beautiful addition to zinnia or sunflower bouquets. Use care when taking cuttings to avoid distorting the tree's form.

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