Mid-Atlantic

October, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Combining Bulbs and Perennials

National News

Bulb planting season is upon us. As you get ready to tuck tulips, daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs into the garden, do you find yourself puzzling over which perennials to combine with...

Gardening for Hard Times

Gardening can be a way to connect with nature, enjoy delicious produce for much less than you'd pay at the market or experiment with heirloom varieties or the latest cutting-edge hybrids. But...

Beetle-Resistant Viburnums

For years, viburnums were an excellent choice for gardeners in many parts of the U.S. looking for an attractive, trouble-free shrub to add to their landscapes. With showy flowers, ornamental...

Just the Plant Facts

Want to see a picture of what might be feeding on your apple trees? Or maybe it's time to winterize your roses- how about a watching a video to learn how? Perhaps you're looking for seasonal...

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In the Garden

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Hydrangeas - More Than Your Grandmother's Snowballs

Once upon a time, the language of hydrangeas was pompom, mophead, snowball. The summer colors were pink or blue, or sometimes both on one shrub. Today- early October 2010- I peek 'round my porch corner to enjoy rich autumn color on my favorite...
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Resources

Clever Gardening Technique

Store Seeds in Envelopes and Paper Bags in Lidded Jars Keeping stored seeds dry is most important. Seeds are dormant, not dead. Even a little moisture...

Web Finds

Tips About Bulb Care and Planting Should we dig up tender bulbs such as dahlias, tuberoses and gladiolas? When? What then? Which...
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Regional Reminders

  • Appreciate Your Garden Highlights
  • Remove What's Not
  • Apply Protective Row Covers
  • Save Favorite Seeds
  • Divide and Transplant Lilyturf

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