Mid-Atlantic

February, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Fragrant Coneflowers

National News

Coneflowers are well loved as wildflowers, perennial garden flowers, and medicinal herbs. Now you can add "fragrant cut flowers" to their list of assets. Echinacea 'Sunrise' and Echinacea...

Exciting New Annual Flowers

While we all love to come upon a totally new plant we've never seen before, new variations on old favorites -- such as these six new flower introductions -- can be just as tempting. 'Magellan...

New Tomato Varieties for 2005

Tomato is the king of the vegetable garden. There are hundreds of varieties available, and no matter how many you grow, there's always the temptation to try one more. Here are some of the latest...

Earthworm Castings Repel Insects

It's widely known that earthworm castings (droppings) are a great fertilizer (especially for container plants) and can suppress soil diseases. Now, research from Germany has found that not only do...

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In the Garden

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Crazy About Calamondins

The little trees had been unloaded from the delivery truck and were informally grouped on the greenhouse floor, but their glossy foliage and dazzling display of orange fruit made them stand out. These were calamondin orange trees, about 2 feet tall and...
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Resources

Shows & Events

11th Annual Alumni Flower and Garden Show The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association's eleventh annual flower and garden show...

Web Finds

Diagnosing Houseplant Problems Midwinter is a highly stressful time of year for houseplants due to the relatively low light and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Corms and Tubers
  • Force Flowering Branches
  • Schedule Now for Landscaping Work
  • Inspect Houseplants
  • Prune Storm Damage

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