Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

New England

February, 2009
Regional Report

Web Finds

Pruning Web Sites
Here are some helpful Web sites with information on pruning:

Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs

Pruning Deciduous Shrubs in the Landscape

How to Prune Trees

Pruning Young Trees

Pruning Mature Trees


Hot Plants for Cool Climates
Susan A. Roth and Dennis Schrader, the authors of Hot Plants for Cool Climates: Gardening With Tropical Plants in Temperate Zones (Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000; $35) know that we aren't all fortunate enough to have our own climate-controlled greenhouses, so they provide detailed information on how to grow lush tropical plants in temperate climates. You, too, can enjoy that flamboyant tropical look by growing some tropicals as annuals, protecting marginally hardy plants outdoors, and bringing other plants indoors for the winter. This book explains how. The photos alone will inspire you to cast aside subtlety and enjoy the vibrant flowers and lush foliage of tropical plants.


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