Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

New England

March, 2006
Regional Report

Favorite or New Plant

Shirley Poppies
These annual poppies (Papaver rhoes) make a gorgeous display of nodding, tissue paper flowers in late spring and early summer. They come in a range of antique shades of pink, red, rose, and white -- some single and some double flowers. They grow about 2-1/2 feet tall. As soon as the soil can be worked, sow seeds in a sunny area that you won't be disturbing for the next few months. Since they don't transplant well, seeding directly into the garden is the best option. Some will reseed for next year.

Web Finds

National Garden Month
April is National Garden Month, and the National Garden Month Web site can help you celebrate. You'll find ideas for activities to do at home and in your community, and listings of gardening events near you. Submit a story about your garden on the Web site, and enter a $2,500 GetGardening Giveaway.


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