Mid-Atlantic

July, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Variegated Tapioca

National News

Tropical foliage plants continue to be popular, and a new ornamental selection of the tropical food plant tapioca promises to shine in any landscape. The variegated tapioca ( Manihot esculenta...

Simple Way to Reduce Peach Brown Rot

Brown rot fungal disease can adversely affect the health of peach trees and fruits. To reduce the need for spraying to control this disease, researchers in France tried changing some common...

New Deer-Control Product

Deer browsing on shrubs, trees, flowers, and vegetables is a big problem throughout the country. Some gardeners fence out the deer, others try various taste and smell deterrents. Here’s another...

World’s Largest Daphne

Daphnes are known for their attractive foliage and sweetly scented, white flowers. Most selections are small shrubs with densely packed leaves that grow well in a perennial flower border. But...

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In the Garden

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Raising Up Vegetables

One disadvantage of being a "professional gardener" is it's hard to relax around an unkempt garden. My fingers twitch, resisting the urge to pull every weed and move daylilies from shade to sun. No judgment here, just instinct. So garden tours can be...
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Resources

Tool or Gardening Product

Deer & Rabbit Repellent Natural Pest Solutions Inc.'s Deer & Rabbit Solution concentrate smells invitingly like cinnamon...

Favorite or New Plant

Supertunia For vibrant color in containers all summer, Supertunias are a must. These small, self-cleaning...
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Regional Reminders

  • Wondering About Disgusting Spots on Mulch?
  • Check Soil Moisture After Rain
  • Deadhead Repeater Daylilies
  • Take Advantage of Plant Sales
  • Plant More Beets, Beans, Squash

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