Mid-Atlantic

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Cloudy Apple Juice More Nutritious

National News

Next time you reach for a bottle of apple juice on the grocery shelves, look for the variety with a cloudy mixture. According to researchers at the Agricultural University of Wroclaw, Poland,...

Unusual Torch Lily

The red hot poker or torch lily ( Kniphofia ) is a South African native perennial known for its dramatic midsummer-blooming, 5-foot-tall yellow or red flower spikes that emerge from the evergreen...

Renewable Peat Moss Substitute

Peat moss is one of the most widely used soil amendments in home gardens. Although peat moss is still abundant in Canada where the bulk of it is produced, there have been concerns about the...

Handy Tool for Cleaning Mowers

One way of extending the life of your lawn mower deck is to clean out the dead grass that accumulates underneath after each mowing. Using a screwdriver or putty knife to clean out the grass can...

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In the Garden

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Asian Fusion Eclectic

Even a small garden can have the appeal of an estate garden, says Michael Colibraro of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. From serene to whimsical to bold, his 50-by-125-foot slice of paradise is always changing. People who admire estate gardens can adapt what...
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Resources

Books

Inside the World of Cut Flowers Author Amy Stewart traveled 'round the world -- from flower farms in Latin America, California,...

Web Finds

Allergy-Free Gardening Tom Ogren is on a mission to encourage the use of non-pollen-producing plants -- trees, shrubs,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Enjoy Your Alliums
  • Remove Dead Leaves Under Roses and Rhodies
  • Tag Plants With Bulb Planting in Mind
  • Refresh Containers with New Annuals or Extra Plants
  • Pick Ripe Remaining Veggies

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