Mid-Atlantic

August, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Protection for Spring Bulbs

National News

Fall is right around the corner, and for gardeners that means planting spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips, hyacinths, and crocuses. Unfortunately, mice and voles love to munch these newly...

Mist n' Pour Sprayer

Once the weather starts cooling and drying out, misting plants is a good way to raise humidity levels and keep indoor plants healthy. Misting also can help prevent infestations of insects such as...

Award-Winning Lavender

For the past 35 years, the Dutch-based horticultural organization, Fleuroselect, has been testing and promoting new flower varieties around the world. Each year they trial new varieties in 30 test...

Worm Compost Suppresses Insect Attacks

It’s been widely known that mixing worm compost or "vermicompost" into soils growing flower and vegetables will reduce plant diseases and add significantly more nutrients to the soil than regular...

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In the Garden

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It's Seed-Saving Season

Many gardeners enjoy saving seed from their favorite annuals, perennials, and vegetables. Some people do this for financial savings since purchasing new seed for a wide variety of plants every year can add up quickly. Some people do it to preserve an...
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Resources

Web Finds

Gardening With Native Plants Many gardeners are interested in using native plants in the landscape. Sometimes it is difficult...

Shows & Events

A Rose Show Near You September is a great time to enjoy the best of roses in our region, and we have the rose shows to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make EASY Homemade Preserves
  • Protect Melons
  • Keep Tidying
  • Treat for Lawn Grubs
  • Divide Perennials

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