Mid-Atlantic

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Red and Pink Everblooming Hydrangeas

National News

Many gardeners in Northern climates have been enjoying the blue hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’ for a few years. Unlike most mophead hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ), ‘Endless Summer’ blooms on new...

Dual-Use Water Nozzle

It’s time to start watering lawns and gardens. While conventional water nozzles produce a pressurized stream of water that’s good for washing cars and driveways, they aren’t the best for watering...

Unique Double-Flowered Hostas

Hostas are one of the most popular shade perennials. They’re carefree and easy to grow, and not only are there many variations of leaf color and pattern, the flowers on many varieties are...

Avoid Cypress Mulch

Hurricane Katrina’s destruction on the gulf coast extends beyond the houses and streets of New Orleans. It’s estimated that more than 64,000 acres of mature cypress forest was wiped out in the...

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In the Garden

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A Welcome Taste of Spring

This year's Philadelphia Flower Show on the theme "Enchanted Spring; A Tribute to Mother Nature," was a welcome tug from winter into spring. The fun began on entering the Convention Center's exhibit hall, where the towering Floratopia Tree greeted...
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Resources

Web Finds

Formosan Termite Scare The latest urban legend is a nationwide Internet scare about "cheap" wood mulch being...

Shows & Events

Wildflowers and Cherry Blossoms Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve will introduce tots to the joys of the outdoors in a Preschool...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rake and Remove Debris
  • Leave a Margin for Mulch
  • Feeding Shrubs and Perennials
  • Top-Dress Bulbs as Leaves Emerge
  • Pot Up Tender Bulbs

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