Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

New England

December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tomatoes for Small Spaces

National News

More and more gardeners are producing crops of tasty, nutritious fresh vegetables in containers. Whether on a balcony in an urban setting, taking advantage of a sunny driveway in a shady suburban...

Power up Garlic's Pungency

Garlic's pungent odor may be great for warding off vampires, but it is also an indication of its healthfulness. Allicin is one of the main sulfur compounds in garlic that is responsible not only...

Tools for Women

One size fits all may be fine for some things, but not when it comes to garden tools. According to Ann Adams, co-founder of Green Heron Tools, most garden and agricultural tools were designed with...

Ecological Pest Management Made Easy

Want to know what biorational controls to use to deal with codling moths in your apples? How about under what trade names the microbial pesticide Bt is sold? Wondering if a pesticide is OMRI...

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In the Garden


Helping Hemlocks

The Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) is a beautiful, fine-textured evergreen that makes an excellent hedge or specimen plant in our New England gardens. It is also an important component of the forested landscape, not only here in the Northeast, but...
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Favorite or New Plant

Pothos or Devil's Ivy Easy-care pothos plants are not the showiest of houseplants, but they are attractive in a quiet...

Clever Gardening Technique

Tie Up Columnar Evergreens Heavy snow and ice can cause the branches of columnar evergreens with multiple leaders such as...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Gift Plants Happy
  • Poinsettia Pointers
  • Mulch Perennial Beds
  • Stockpile Safe De-Icers
  • Protect Young Trees

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