Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

New England

March, 2012
Regional Report

Clever Gardening Technique

Look Up and Down Before Tree Planting
When selecting a tree, choose one whose mature size is appropriate to the space you have available in your landscape. Your tree may be a spindly sapling at planting time, but it can live for decades, even centuries. Be sure you know the ultimate height and spread of the tree you select. Look up for obstacles such as overhead wires. Look down for underground utilities-- call Dig Safe (1-888-DIG-SAFE) before you dig the planting hole.

Shows & Events

Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium
The 9th Annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium is once again taking place at The Equinox Resort in Manchester, Vermont on April 13 and 14, 2012. The speakers are Bill Cullina on 50 Great Natives for the Northeast and Going Organic at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - What Worked and What Didn't; C.L. Fornari on The Wow! Factor - Moving From Inspiration to Installation and The Top Twenty-Five Gardening Tips and Insights; Lisa Napolitano on Organic Solutions for the Garden and Home; and Kerry Ann Mendez on Bodacious New Perennials!. Overnight packages and day only rates are available. The event includes a Gardener's Marketplace and of course, great food, door prizes, and camaraderie. For the complete agenda and registration fees, please visit the symposium's Web page at


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