Mid-Atlantic

April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Salvia

National News

Salvia is a versatile darling of the flower garden. There are many annual and perennial varieties and one of the most colorful and easiest to grow is mealy cup sage or Salvia farinacea . A new...

Determine Your Garden’s Sun Exposure

One of the most common causes of a plant struggling in the garden is not enough, or too much, sunlight. It’s important to know how the sunlight changes over the course of the spring and summer. As...

Insecticide Use Linked to Parkinson's Disease

Every gardener knows that great care should be used in applying any pesticide. Exposure to pesticides can have serious short- and long-term health effects. Recent research points to the gravity of...

Free Online Plant Information Database

Are you looking for a source for a special plant? Are you looking for an expert gardening Web site for information on growing plants in your area? Want to see what has been written about a...

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In the Garden

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Spring Blooms

Opening the cottage gate, I sniffed the night air, then inhaled deeply. Yes, it was the sweet scent of star magnolia in bloom. When untouched by a late freeze, Magnolia stellata bursts into an early spring flurry of white flowers. I snipped about a...
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Resources

Web Finds

Growing Vegetables For a novice or experienced vegetable gardener, this Growing Vegetables in the Home Garden PDF...

Tool or Gardening Product

Angela's Garden Gloves My gardening assistant, Angela, anticipated good things from a gardening glove by a company with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Your Tree Branches
  • Prune Young Early-Flowering Trees
  • Keep After Invasive Weeds
  • Clean, Sharpen, Replace Tools
  • Celebrate Arbor Day

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