Mid-Atlantic

March, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Go Back to School and Grow Green

National News

Youngsters may be looking ahead eagerly to the start of summer vacation, but perhaps gardeners should be thinking about going back to school -- to the Lawncare University, that is. Lawncare...

Better Biocontrol in the Future

While none of us want to see our gardens decimated by insect pests, few of us want to control pests with toxic sprays that can harm us and the environment. So it's encouraging to learn of the...

Vanishing Farmland

Our country is so vast that it's easy to think we don't have to worry as housing developments and highways spring up to cover the land. But figures released by the American Farmland Trust...

Fothergilla Favorites

Ask a gardener to describe the ideal landscape plant and he or she is likely to list easy care, multi-season interest, and freedom from insect and disease problems. Well, that is also a good...

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In the Garden

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Violas and Pansies!

Smile! Bet you can't resist the cheerful, bright, yellow, purple, and white face of the Johnny jump-up! How about pansies -- the 'Delta' blues, the pastel 'Antique Shades', or the primary colors of 'Supreme'? Last week 'Fizzy Lemonberry' pansies,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Abigails Herbs Blog Abigail's Herbs offers many ways to enjoy herbs. Have tired feet? Abigail's refreshing,...

Favorite or New Plant

Arkansas Blue Star Arkansas blue star (Amsonia hubrichtii) is the Perennial Plant Association's 2011 Perennial...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clip Off Dead Hydrangea Flowers
  • Fertilize Roses, Spring Bulbs, Flowering Shrubs
  • Prune Roses
  • Use Accumulated Leaves
  • Get Involved and Enjoy Others' Gardens

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