Mid-Atlantic

October, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Striking Purple-Leaved Pineapple Lily

National News

Pineapple lily ( Eucomis comosa ) is a subtropical plant that produces sword-like leaves and pineapple-like flowers. It’s hardy only in USDA zones 7 to 10 but can be grown as an annual in colder...

Identify Your Plants Via E-mail

It happens even to the most knowledgeable gardeners: You see a plant you like but you don't know the name of it, and your gardening friends don't know what it is either. Sometimes even a local...

New, Stronger String Trimmer

Cutting weeds and edging grass with a string trimmer is a thankless job, yet many homeowners like the manicured look that these machines afford. One of the most annoying aspects of using string...

Will Biofuels Help Reduce Global Warming?

Biofuels are all the rage. With soaring oil prices and a desire to reduce our dependence on foreign energy resources, there's a lot of interest in growing corn and other crops to be processed into...

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In the Garden

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Sweeping Beauty

By autumn, ornamental gardens tend to be lush with full-grown perennials, airy plumed grasses, and brightly berried shrubs. A late-season landscape near Wayne, Pennsylvania, recently caught my eye. Sweeps of purple asters, golden Baptisia, seed-topped...
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Resources

Web Finds

Backyard Habitat As gardening chores ease, how about creating a backyard habitat for wildlife? This Animal Planet...

Favorite or New Plant

Tomatoberry Cherry Tomatoes After mice ate my tomato seedlings this spring, I thought I was out of luck. Lisa at Johnny's...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Watering
  • Divide Spring- and Summer-Blooming Perennials
  • Clean, Disinfect, and Fill Birdfeeders
  • Use Your Compost
  • Prepare the Berry Bed for Spring Planting

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