Mid-Atlantic

September, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Choose Among the Best Catmints

National News

Catmints are widely adapted, dependable, easy-care perennials. There are more than 20 species commonly available, and some flower better and have a more attractive growth habit than others. To...

Import Seeds With Ease

Gardeners love to travel and invariably stumble across seeds of unique varieties when visiting other countries. Until recently you’ve needed a phytosanitary certificate to import seeds into the...

Evaluating Home Soil Test Kits

Testing the soil is important for determining soil fertility and health. Whether it be for a lawn, flower garden, or vegetable garden, knowing your pH, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and other...

Wash Tree Roots Before Planting

Fall is a great time of year for planting deciduous trees around the country. If you’re planting large balled and burlapped trees, you know there is as much work involved moving the tree to the...

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In the Garden

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Arborglyphs and Unwanted Autumn Visitors

On a recent trip West, I did some time travel back to the 1880s through 1940s when Basque sheepherders tended flocks among glistening-leafed aspens in the Lake Tahoe Basin forest. Ensconced with their sheep for weeks, they communicated by way of trees,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Urban Horticulture Institute Autumn's cooler temperatures and plant growth patterns make it an excellent time to plant trees....

Books

How Groundhog's Garden Grew Though the curse of many a gardener, the groundhog in Lynne Cherry's How Groundhog's Garden Grew...
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Regional Reminders

  • Freeze Overabundant Cherry Tomatoes
  • Cut and Dry Herbs for Kitchen and Gifts
  • Leave or Harvest Seedpods
  • Attend Cranberry Festivals
  • Apply for Youth Grant to Support Local Agriculture

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