Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

New England

April, 2010
Regional Report


Growing Fruits and Berries
If you are interested in growing fruits in your home garden, two books by Stella Otto will make great additions to your library. The Backyard Berry Book and The Backyard Orchardist cover all aspects of selecting, planting and caring for small fruits and tree fruits. Even if you are an experienced fruit grower, these books will provide you with helpful advice on pruning and dealing with insect, disease and cultural problems. Both are available in paperback from Chelsea Green Publishing.

Shows & Events

New England Wildflower Society Classes
The New England Wild Flower Society's Education Department has released its Spring/Summer 2010 Course Catalog. Classes, field trips and programs for adults, families and children are scheduled at locations throughout New England. Here is just one of many upcoming educational opportunities offered. For a complete catalog and for more information on the event listed below, visit

Pruning Fundamentals. April 17, 10am-1pm. Hilltown Tree and Garden, Chesterfield, MA. In this workshop, a certified arborist and horticulturist will cover pruning methods for new and established plantings in the home landscape.


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