Mid-Atlantic

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Houseplant With Pizzazz

National News

Many indoor houseplants lack the colorful foliage and flowers of the plants in our gardens. They may tolerate the lower light and humidity in the home but often they aren’t especially attractive....

Cozy Wrap for Compost

Composting is a great way to dispose of yard and kitchen waste without adding more volume to our landfills. In general, the warmer the pile, the faster the composting, so in many regions the cold...

Bulb Flowers For All Occasions

Bulb flowers, both cut and potted, are popular gifts for many occasions, including first dates and dinner parties. However, many people, especially men, don’t know what flowers to bring to these...

The Toughest Street Trees

Urban environments are tough on street trees. Between air pollution, lack of high-quality soil, vandalism, and pests and diseases, street trees have a tough time surviving. One of the leading...

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In the Garden

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Interplanting Shrubs, Perennials, and Bulbs

Often head-turning plant combinations are serendipitous. Like when nursery pots of 'Lady in Blue' aster blooming amid Physocarpus 'Summer Wine' and Caryopteris 'Worcester Gold' stopped me in my tracks. Wow! Red wine-hued ninebark framed the aster's...
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Resources

Web Finds

Bailey's Image Library Bailey's Image Library is a professional, extensive, excellent, no-nonsense resource available...

Tool or Gardening Product

JellyBean Gardening Gloves My hands are sturdy, my fingers large for my size. So I always appreciate durable, waterproof,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Heap Wood Chips After Removing Invasives
  • Define Potential Garden Beds with Leaf Compost
  • Prepare Fig Tree for Wrapping
  • Winterize Your Camellia
  • Mix Fertilizer with Soil When Planting Bulbs

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