Mid-Atlantic

January, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tempting New Tomato Varieties

National News

Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown across the country, and for 2007 there are some new varieties that should peak everyone’s interest. One of the trends in tomatoes is fruits of...

2007 Perennial Plant of the Year

Each year there are a bevy of perennial flowers to tempt us -- both new and old favorites -- and it can be difficult to choose what to plant. The Perennial Plant Association helps us by naming a...

Gardening With Seniors and Kids

Seniors and kids are a natural combination in the garden. Seniors have years of experience, wisdom, and patience for creating gardens, and kids have the enthusiasm, energy, and strength to help...

Marigolds Thrive With Earthworm Castings

Earthworms are known to be key components of healthy garden soils. They not only aerate the soil with their tunneling, but their droppings or “castings” are known to be a good plant food, as well....

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In the Garden

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Considering a Home Greenhouse

Less than enthusiastic about a bleak, nongardening winter, in September I started toying with the idea of buying a greenhouse. Nothing fancy, something small -- just somewhere to overwinter my fancy geraniums, New Zealand flax (Phormium), elephant ears,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Landscape Plants Though this Landscape Plants site is from the University of Florida Institute of Food and...

Shows & Events

Owl Prowl Mid-January is the height of owl mating season. If you give a hoot, join the Owl Prowl on Sat.,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Volunteer at Your Local Nature Center
  • Recycle the Christmas Tree
  • Join a Winter Bird Count
  • Water Plants Under Evergreens and Eaves
  • Water Evergreens and Shrubs in Containers

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