Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

New England

December, 2003
Regional Report

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Grafting Course
If you'd like to perfect your grafting technique and learn how to graft a wider variety of plants, here's a course to take you to the next level. The How, When, and Why of Grafting for Gardeners is an online course offered by the Cornell University Department of Horticulture. The 10-week course begins in March, and costs $300. You'll receive live plants, a grafting knife, and other supplies when you register. Sounds intriguing!

Favorite or New Plant

Miscanthus Sinensis
There are many varieties of this ornamental grass, and they all have merit. They give movement and texture to plantings and bring pleasure year-round, especially in winter when their, slender, russet seed heads and foliage are dipped in snow. I have several, but my favorite for its interplay with light is called 'Morning Light'. It almost glows when backlit, so use it where the rising eastern sun or the setting western sun will shine through it.


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