Mid-Atlantic

November, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colored Bergenia

National News

Bergenia is a beautiful, low-growing perennial with dark green or burgundy evergreen leaves and vibrant pink flowers in spring. Now, there is a new selection that adds even more color to this...

Instant Weather Reporting

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the weather geek in the family? The Weather Direct Wireless Weather Station will delight any weather guru and will be of interest to all gardeners who are...

Grapes May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Eating grapes has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Now, it seems that grapes are useful for lowering blood pressure as well. Researchers at the University of Michigan...

Does Buying Local Foods Really Save Energy?

Buying locally produced foods is the trend for those of us interested in reducing our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment. The theory is that buying local foods reduces energy use...

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In the Garden

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The Chesapeake's Treasures and Trials

Cold, choppy waves splashed us as we motored beyond the dock at Port Isobel Island in the Chesapeake Bay. Whitecaps pounded the rocky breakwater protecting sparse marsh land secured sparingly by cordgrass, high tide bushes, phragmites. We're in fragile...
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Resources

Web Finds

Make a Slide Show Have digital pictures you'd like to tell a story with? This Slide Show Web site is so easy to...

Books

Wildlife and Trails In Virginia Browsing Discover Our Wild Side: Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail makes me want to grab...
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Regional Reminders

  • Remove Non-Variegated Foliage and Branches
  • Clip Off, Don't Pull Oriental, Asiatic, and Trumpet Lily Stems
  • Sow Leafy Greens in Windowboxes to Bring Indoors
  • Remove Frost-Bitten Annuals and Cut Back Spent Perennials
  • Remove Dead Veggie Vines

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