Propagating Trees and Shrubs
If you're interested in going beyond propagating houseplants and want to try your hand at making stem cuttings of trees and shrubs, visit this Plant Propagation by Stem Cuttings site from North Carolina State University. It notes the best type of cutting (softwood, hardwood, or semi-hardwood) to use for different types of plants, and explains how to take the cuttings. Most of the plants are hardy in New England.
Shows & Events
February and March are peak flower show times in New England, so catch at least one of them. The Massachusetts Horticultural Society sponsors the New England Spring Flower Show March 12 to 20 in Boston (http://www.masshort.org/). The Connecticut Flower and Garden Show takes place February 24 to 27 in Hartford (http://www.ctflowershow.com/). The Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show is February 17 to 20 in Providence (http://www.flowershow.com/ri_index.html). And the Vermont Flower Show is March 4 to 6 in Burlington (http://pss.uvm.edu/vfs/vfs.html).