Mid-Atlantic

August, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Don’t Bite Me Insect Repellent

National News

Summer is biting insect time, and not only are mosquitoes annoying, they can transmit diseases such as West Nile virus and encephalitis. There is a plethora of repellent sprays on the market to...

New Dwarf Agapanthus

Agapanthus, or lily of the Nile, is a common perennial in warm climates (hardy in USDA zones 8 to11). The dark green, strap-like leaves provide an attractive ground cover, while the stalks of sky...

New Community Garden Book

With rising fuel and food prices, many people are turning to growing some of their food. However, people in urban areas or without access to land face challenges to growing their own. Community...

Does Rinsing Apples Remove Pesticides?

It’s apple season and many people will be biting into the crisp fruit and enjoying the new crop in pies and sauces. Unfortunately, apples are routinely sprayed with pesticides to control a variety...

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In the Garden

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Enjoy Months of Blueberries

"Taste one," the grower urged as I eyed a cluster of plump blueberries recently. The plant was labeled 'Aurora'. I plucked what looked like the bluest, ripest of the bunch and popped it into my mouth, which puckered immediately. "Tart?" asked the...
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Resources

Web Finds

Green Guide This National Geographic Green Guide has lots of "don'ts" and "dos" for more environmentally...

Books

The Good Earth The cover photo of the September National Geographic magazine of a soy seedling with roots...
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Regional Reminders

  • Apply for NGA Youth Garden Grants
  • Fund Your Outdoor Classroom Science Project
  • Tend Your Rhodies
  • Don't Transport Firewood
  • Enjoy Autumn-Friendly Shrubs and Perennials

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