Mid-Atlantic

December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Compact Magnolias for Early Spring Blooms

National News

Magnolia trees are popular for their flowers, which bloom in late winter or early spring. The trees are majestic and the flowers are colorful, with a unique sweet fragrance. However, many magnolia...

New Ergonomic Kitchen Cutter

It's important to have the right tools when you're working in the kitchen. While sharp knives are great for many jobs, chopping vegetables with a knife can be time-consuming and requires a cutting...

A New Way to Repair Your Dog-Damaged Lawn

Dogs maybe man's best friends, but they certainly aren't friends to your lawn. Dogs urinating on the lawn can cause brown, dead spots. Dedicating a certain area for your dog helps, and watering...

A Clover of a Different Color

White or Ladino clover is usually thought of as a weed in lawns or as a forage crop for animals. However, there are some attractive varieties of white clover gardeners can grow as a ground cover....

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In the Garden

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Deck the Halls With Natural Lovelies

Delicate ivory lunaria flowers, flying angels of cornhusks, and spruce cone owls hung among sparkling white lights. Toni Ann spotted a 13-teasel choir tucked high in the fir tree branches. Gabe was excited about the odd-looking milkweed pod elephant...
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Resources

Web Finds

Apply for Your Energy-Efficiency Dollars There's money available to consumers who've invested in home and small business energy efficiency...

Tool or Gardening Product

Metal Garden Wagon Using a wheelbarrow isn't always the easiest way to haul plants, bags of fertilizers and soil,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Meet with Arborists
  • Clean, Sharpen Tools and Preserve Handles
  • Mulch and Wrap Camellias and Figs
  • Fertilize Garden Beds and Shrubs
  • Oven-Dry Nuts and Cones

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