Mid-Atlantic

February, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Spooky New Peppers

National News

Halloween can come early to your garden this year. The Agricultural Research Service of the USDA has developed two new hot pepper cultivars that will add an eerie note to your vegetable or...

More Garden Darkness

Black leaves aren’t the only means of bringing a dusky note into your garden. Some plants have flowers of such a deep color as to appear almost black. One such beauty is the Black Lenten Rose (...

Helping Our Native Pollinators

By now, most of us have heard of the threat to honeybees from colony collapse disorder, a mysterious ailment that can decimate entire hives, and the concern over the impact of this decline on our...

Ocean, Lake and River Friendly Gardening

Ever stop to wonder where all the excess fertilizers and pesticides used on lawns and gardens end up? A lot of it makes its way to nearby waterways, causing pollution and algal blooms that deplete...

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In the Garden

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Step into India and More - At Philadelphia International Flower Show

"Traditionally in Indian art, the elephant's trunk reaches up, which means good luck," explained Philadelphia floral designer Jamie Rothstein. "In India the groom rides to his wedding ceremony on an elephant," she added, as she draped a mane of fresh,...
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Resources

Books

Green Your Work Kim Carlson's Green Your Work: Boost Your Bottom Line While Reducing Your Carbon Footprint is a...

Shows & Events

2010 Philadelphia International Flower Show "Passport to the World" is this year's Philadelphia International Flower Show theme. Feb. 28 to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Choose Sunny Site For Your Veggie Garden
  • Plan Garden Location for Your Convenience
  • Grow Plants You Like
  • Check Shrubs and Trees for Snow Damage
  • Get Ready for Indoor Seed Starting

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