Mid-Atlantic

June, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Best Salvias For Hot Summers

National News

Salvias are one of the most commonly grown bedding plants across the country. They grow and flower quickly, producing spikes of red, white, pink, blue, and purple flowers all summer long. However,...

Plastic Mulch Repels Pests

Tomatoes, peppers, melons, squash, and cucumbers are popular summer garden vegetables. However, they also are subject to many insects and diseases. Gardeners have used colored plastic mulch to...

Organic Fire Ant Control

Fire ants are a major pest in lawns and gardens across much of the country. Now there is an effective organic control that will help eliminate these harmful pests that's safer for the environment...

Kudzu Reduces Alcohol Consumption

The "vine that ate the South" may have a positive side after all. Researchers at the McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, investigated kudzu as a treatment to curb excessive drinking....

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In the Garden

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Miraculous Mulch

Over the years I have noticed something interesting happening in my garden. It seems like there is a layer of topsoil growing there all by itself. Topsoil is a good thing to have, sure. But we all know soil doesn't just grow out there like magic, so how...
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Resources

Web Finds

Soil Biology Movies These colorful little Soil Biology Movies are too cool for words. You can literally watch those...

Books

Arborsculpture: Solutions for A Small Planet Arborsculptors are people who love trees and patiently grow tree "experiments" that cover the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Early
  • Controlling Aphids
  • Keep Deadheading
  • Include Scented Plants
  • Fertilize Water Lilies and Lotus

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