Mid-Atlantic

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Color for Late Summer-Blooming Lobelia

National News

Lobelia speciosa is a great late-summer blooming perennial that’s easy to maintain and brightly colored. The ‘Fan’ series is a new hybrid line that was created from a cross between Lobelia...

New Dwarf, Weeping Dawn Redwood

Dawn redwood is a fast-growing, feathery-leaved specimen tree that resembles the coastal redwoods of California but is deciduous and more widely adapted. This striking tree looks beautiful...

Eat Broccoli and Cauliflower for Prostate Health

We know that eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables is good for your health. In particular the crucifer vegetables -- broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and turnip greens --...

Kaolin Clay Can Increase Aphid Populations

Kaolin clay is an organic pesticide often sprayed on trees, vines, and vegetables to prevent many insects and diseases, such as aphids, mites, leafhoppers, leaf rollers, thrips, apple maggots,...

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In the Garden

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Green Gardening Products

Remember when the only compost you could find was in an organic gardener's backyard? Now bagged (odorless) compost is likely available and reasonably priced at most local garden centers. Being a "green" (environmentally aware) gardener gets easier every...
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Resources

Web Finds

Japanese Beetle This USDA Japanese Beetle Web page includes clear information about Japanese beetles. There are...

Shows & Events

Sunset Sippin' at the Scott Arboretum Enjoy the fragrant summersweet ( Clethra alnifolia ) while sipping Victory Brewing Company's...
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Regional Reminders

  • Don't Give Up on Beetle-Damaged Plants
  • Spray Caterpillars With Bt
  • Report Kudzu Sitings
  • Pick, Water, Weed Veggie Patch
  • Turn Compost and Add Organic Matter

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