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New England

May, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red Swan Bush Beans

National News

Edible landscaping is a concept that's here to stay. No longer is the food garden relegated to a rectangle of plants in straight rows tucked into an out-of-the-way spot in the backyard. Gardeners,...

Sweet Orange Impatiens

Impatiens has long been a favorite choice for all summer color in the shade garden. But unfortunately in the past few years a new disease called downy mildew of impatiens has decimated plantings...

Pop in a Winterberry

Winterberry, a deciduous member of the Holly clan, is popular for adding fall and winter color to the landscape with its bright red berries. But most varieties of Ilex verticillata are large...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens: Chicago Youth Center

In a crime-ridden neighborhood in Chicago, the Chicago Youth Center's (CYC) Sunshine Garden, a recipient of the National Gardening Association's 2014 Youth Garden Grant, provides a safe haven for...

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In the Garden


Training Strawberries

Planting a strawberry bed is easy. It's what comes afterwards that tends to get out of hand -- the runners, the weeds, the weeds -- and the weeds. Be sure to put down a thick layer of hay to suppress weeds and then you'll have time to focus on training...
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Web Finds

Growing Strawberries Growing Strawberries from University of Maine Extension provides detailed advice about...

Tool or Gardening Product

Red Plastic Mulch If you've ever used black plastic mulch, you know how it can warm the soil and reduce weeds....
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Regional Reminders

  • Leave Root Ball of Annuals Intact
  • Edge Garden Beds
  • Seed Bare Spots in Lawn
  • Make a Nursery Bed
  • Divide Ground Covers

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