Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

New England

March, 2013
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium
This April will be the decade celebration for the Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium! It will be held April 12-14 at the Equinox Resort ( in Manchester, Vermont. A special three day program is planned for the celebration. Symposium lectures featuring nationally recognized speakers include: The Art of Shade Gardening - Seeing Your Way Out of the Dark; Design Strategies for Great Gardens; The Benefits of Beneficials; Sensational Flowering Shrubs for the Landscape and Their Care; Successful Gardening in Deer Country; The Dazzling NEW Perennial Line-Up for 2013; Ask the Expert's Panel; Forgotten Garden Combinations with Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs and Bulbs; and The Heirloom Life. Day-only rates start at $49; overnight packages that include deluxe accommodations and all taxes and gratuities start at $288.87 for a single, $412.74 for a double ($206.37 per person). For more information, visit

Web Finds

Formed by a partnership of statewide organizations and government agencies in Maine concerned about the risks of yard chemicals to people, pets, wildlife, and the environment, the Yardscaping initiative offers a wealth of information on ways to have a healthy, thriving landscape and a healthy environment -- all oriented toward growing conditions in the Northeast. Find out how to plant and care for a lawn without the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides. Or learn how to design and maintain landscapes that help, not hurt, the environment. Links to many other helpful online resources are included.


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