Mid-Atlantic

September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Wild Ginger on Steroids

National News

Wild ginger ( Asarum ) is a favorite ground cover and woodland plant for shade gardens, especially those located under high deciduous tree canopies. Now from China comes a new cousin of wild...

Reduce Your Risk From Pesticides in Produce

Many people worry about the amount of pesticides they're exposed to through a diet of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. Even gardeners who grow their own produce depend on food from the...

Eat Your Weeds

Lamb's-quarter is a well-known weed in many vegetable and flower gardens across the country. While many gardeners spend hours pulling and hoeing this weed, maybe they should start eating it...

Easier Way to Plant Bulbs

It’s bulb-planting time, and if you’re planning on popping in some daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and other spring beauties, a bulb-planting tool can lesson the strain on your back and legs....

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In the Garden

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Between the Cracks

Occasionally a "tidying" mood hits and I hustle through a garden pulling everything that looks out of place. Recently, some random pretties on a city garden tour gave me pause. Yellow-flowering, delicate-leafed Corydalis softened corners between stone...
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Resources

Web Finds

Monarch Watch Keep track of monarch butterflies on their winter and spring migrations at Monarch Watch . The...

Favorite or New Plant

Razzle Dazzle Crape Myrtles Who said we can't grow crape myrtles in USDA Zones 6B and 7? The mounded, compact Razzle Dazzle...
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Regional Reminders

  • Leave Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars on Milkweed
  • Give Away Unwanted Plants
  • Prepare a Holding Bed
  • Watch the Weather, Not the Calender
  • Order Spring Bulbs

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