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New England

December, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Flower Tower in Paris

National News

Integrating plants into building designs for aesthetic and environmental purposes has become very popular. For example, green roofs have become more common in Europe and North America as a way to...

New Red Climbing Rose for Cold Climates

Many gardeners have fond memories of arbors loaded with red ?Blaze? climbing roses, but for gardeners in colder climates the only way to grow vigorous climbers such as ?Blaze? is to pull the canes...

Night-Illuminated Thermometer

Here?s a last-minute holiday gift idea for a gardener in the family. Gardeners are always concerned about the temperature in the garden, especially when frost is threatening or winter night...

Curry May Help Stem Cognitive Decline

Yellow curry has been known to bring a little sweat to the brow and fire to the belly. Now it appears that it may help your brain function as you age, too. Researchers at the National University...

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In the Garden


Making More of Your Favorite Shrubs

You say your bulbs are planted, trees are mulched, and leaves are raked, yet you still need an excuse to take refuge in your gardens to balance the frenetic pace of the holidays? Here's an idea that will keep you communing with your plants on invitingly...
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Botanical Print Calendar The San Francisco Botanical Garden has created a gorgeous calendar of antique botanical prints...

Favorite or New Plant

Oso Easy Roses A new landscape rose introduction from Proven Winners is at the top of my wish list. Oso Easy...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Houseplants a Bath
  • Mulch Before Snow
  • Set Out Water for Birds
  • Save Evergreen Prunings
  • Cut Back Geraniums

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