Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

New England

March, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Mass Aggie Seminars: Home Garden Series
Learn new gardening skills at seminars for home gardeners offered by the UMass Extension Agriculture and Landscape Program, held at various locations in the state on upcoming Saturdays. Offered are An Introduction to Growing Grapes in the Home Garden (March12); Managing Weeds Organically in the Home Landscape (March 19); Wildflowers for Beginners (March 26); Grafting Apple Trees: A Hands-on Workshop (April 2); and Backyard Apple Orchard Fruiting Wall (April 16 & 30). Cost is $50-75, depending on the program. For more information, to register on-line, or to print out a mail-in registration form, go to Phone contact is 413-545-2963.


Identifying Pests of Woody Ornamental Plants
Proper identification of your plant problems is the important first step in coming up with a solution. A great resource for doing so, specifically oriented to our region, is Pest Identification Guide for Weeds, Insects and Diseases of Woody Ornamentals by Randall Prostak, Daniel Gillman, and Robert Childs. Published by UMass Extension and authored by three UMass Extension specialists, this photo guide has over 80 pages of clear color photographs for the most frequently encountered weed, insect, disease, and nonpathogenic disorders of ornamental trees and shrubs in the Northeast. Cost of the book is $18. For more information or to order on-line, go to Phone orders can be placed by calling 413-545=5537.


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