Mid-Atlantic

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Colorful Japanese Forest Grass

National News

Japanese forest grass ( Hakonechloa macra ) is an attractive, clumping ornamental grass that looks stunning planted as a ground cover along a walkway or on a bank. The leaves are usually a bright...

New Continuous Input Composter

With the bevy of fallen leaves, grass clippings, and old flower and vegetable plants, fall is a great time to compost yard waste. While there are many home compost units on the market, here is a...

Award-Winning Japanese Hornbeam

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines with a special gold medal award. The plants are evaluated for performance, pest and...

Sky Farming of the Future

Small-space gardeners with only a deck and patio have been told for years to utilize the vertical space above beds and planters for growing more plants. Now Dickson Despommier, professor of...

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In the Garden

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Winter Protection Under Construction

No question about it, autumn is finally here. Winter is 'round the corner. Another gardening season is nearly over and I'm still playing with the idea of installing a substantial greenhouse. In the meantime, I ordered a Garden Starter Greenhouse to...
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Resources

Web Finds

Plant for the Planet Pledge to plant a tree through a worldwide United Nations Environment Programme . The Plant for...

Clever Gardening Technique

Circle of Mulch For a perfectly circular ring of mulch under a tree canopy, tie a string around the trunk. Hold...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rake Right
  • Trick Squirrels and Chippies
  • Mulch Bulbs Just Before "The Freeze"
  • Protect Tender Plants
  • Plant Cover Crops

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