Mid-Atlantic

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Veggie Gardening More Popular Than Flower Gardening

National News

If we believe the English are trendsetters in the gardening world, then we all better tune up our veggie beds. Vegetable gardening has always been the poor cousin to flower gardening in England...

Best Ground Covers for Roadsides

With an increased concern about the use of herbicides and pesticides on lawns, many gardeners are looking for alternative plants to grow along roadsides or on slopes. To help gardeners make the...

Fragrant, Deep Purple Climbing Rose

Climbing roses can make dramatic statements, and a new variety with unusually colored, strongly fragrant flowers promises plenty of drama. ‘Night Owl’ combines deep, rich violet, nearly black...

Efficient Tool for Watering Trees and Shrubs

Water and fertilizer is essential for healthy tree and shrub growth, however just sprinkling water and fertilizer on the soil surface around plants can be wasteful and doesn’t get the moisture and...

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In the Garden

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Mulch Now For Summer Ease

Spring is slip sliding into summer temperatures, and gardening season is in full swing. After a winter of casual exercise, my sore muscles protest the hours raking, clipping, bagging, and hauling debris from perennial beds. That's just step one, though....
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Resources

Web Finds

Bailey Nurseries This Bailey Nurseries image library of trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, evergreens, roses, and...

Tool or Gardening Product

Long-handle Korean Cultivator I'm pleasantly surprised at how well this curved hoe with a 5-foot handle adapts to edging,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cannas
  • Prune and Fertilize Your Forsythia
  • Sow Cool-Weather Veggies Successively
  • Divide Hosta and Spring-Blooming Perennials After Flowering
  • Stake Perennials Before They Need It

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