Mid-Atlantic

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning, Fragrant Daylily

National News

For the last 13 years the All-American Daylily Selection Council has awarded unique and outstanding daylily varieties the prestigious "All-American Daylily" award. Their testing program helps...

Quieter, Lighter Reel Mower

Gas-powered reel mowers cut grass cleanly with a scissor action, but although they are still used by some golf course professionals, the home garden versions of these mowers were heavy, unwieldy,...

Gardeners Fight Global Warming

Gardeners are naturally concerned about the environment, and one of the major environmental concerns on gardeners’ minds is global warming. The issue seems so huge that people may feel paralyzed...

A Dwarf Joe-Pye Weed For Small Gardens

One of the best perennial plants for growing in moist soils is Joe-Pye weed ( Eupatorium purpureum ). However, this native can grow to 7 feet tall at maturity, taking up lots of space in your...

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In the Garden

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Green Wisdom Afoot at Plant Sales

My Sunday afternoon mission was to find hefty rhodies and native, shade- and drought-tolerant perennials -- Heuchera americana , Phlox stolonifera , autumn fern at the Jenkins Arboretum plant sale in Devon, Pennsylvania. The benches were stocked...
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Resources

Tool or Gardening Product

Self-Watering Trough Spinach, bok choy, and spring mix greens are huge and lush, overflowing my 31-inch Self-Watering...

Web Finds

Human Flower Project Here's international news that'll warm your heart and send you searching for your world map. The...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pot Up Your Containers
  • Cover Up Veggie and Flower Seedlings
  • Divide Ornamental Grasses and Autumn-Blooming Perennials
  • Pinch and Prune to Control Floppy Perennials
  • Wait for Green Before Pruning Lavender

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