Mid-Atlantic

June, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tomatoes Found to Protect Against Sunburn

National News

Many gardeners use sunscreen while outdoors to shield their skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. According to new research, eating tomatoes may also have a sun-protecting effect....

Bushy Cordyline for Tropical Gardens

Tropical plants continue to be the rage, especially in container gardens. One of the most popular tropicals is best loved for its leaves, not flowers. Cordyline is an Australian native that...

Lantanas That Attract the Most Butterflies

Butterfly gardening is one of the most popular types of flower gardening, and one of the most popular nectar plants for adults is Lantana camara . But research has shown that butterflies can be...

New Stool Saves Your Back

Midsummer is weeding and harvesting time in the garden. Unfortunately, this work can be backbreaking. Now there is a new tool that allows you to sit down while working. The wearable garden...

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In the Garden

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Who Who Whooo's There?

Weeding under a viburnum, Angela was startled by something in the branches. She looked up to see a small, fluffy, gray-and-white great horned owl perched with eyes closed. For the next hour while we oohed, aahed, and took photos, the owl slowly turned...
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Resources

Web Finds

Take a Walk "No child left indoors!" is the motto of this Take a Walk site. Get outside and discover nature...

Books

Kid-Friendly Plants Wondering how to stir a child's interest in plants and gardening? Browse Cindy Krezel's 101...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Once, Twice, Thrice
  • Fertilize Heavy Feeders
  • Wear Sunscreen and Protective Clothing
  • Limit Sun Time and Drink Liberally
  • Pruning Hollies

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