Mid-Atlantic

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Compact Obedient Plant

National News

Obedient plant ( Physostegia ) is a widely adapted perennial flower that is so-named, not for its compact and controllable growth habit, but for the way the flowers can be bent into a desired...

On-Line Fruit Encyclopedia

If you’re a fruit nut, here’s a Web site for you. Fruitipedia.com is an on-going encyclopedia of edible fruits of the world that lists almost 300 different fruits from around the world. Developed...

The Soil Sifter

Many garden plants love a loose, fertile topsoil for growing. This is especially true of fine-rooted plants. However, unless you’re willing to buy bagged topsoil or compost or have someone screen...

Keeping Kudzu Under Control

It’s considered the scourge of the South. Kudzu is a perennial, vining weed that has taken over thousands of acres of land in the Southeast. It spreads at a rate of 150,000 acres a year and, with...

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In the Garden

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Beauties and the Beast

Most anyone who spots the spiny, ouchy Solanum pyracanthum can't resist a closer look. The "What's THAT!" bright orange spikes and veins on wavy blue-green leaves catch the eye from across a courtyard. That is, yards and yards away. The...
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Resources

Web Finds

Curious about insects and plants? On Sept. 15, the Darwin Centre in London, England will open...

Tool or Gardening Product

Wand-Type Flame Weeder The wand-type flame weeder is an efficient, non-toxic tool to remove small weeds and seedlings...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plan Fall Tree Planting for Summer Air Conditioning
  • Dead Head Salvia, Sage, Tithonia, Phlox
  • Enjoy ... and Scope Your Garden For Change
  • Savor Your Basil, Oregano, Tarragon, Marjoram...
  • Harvest in the Cool Morning and Evening

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