Mid-Atlantic

February, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Say "Aloha" to Echinacea

National News

Can't make it to Hawaii for a vacation this year? You can at least bring a little island color into your garden this year with the new hybrid coneflower 'Aloha'. Bred by Terra Nova Nurseries, this...

Jammin' in the Garden

Deeply colored flowers can add a striking accent to garden beds and container plantings. And there are few that offer a more dramatic hue than Vinca 'Jams 'N Jellies Blackberry', one of the 2012...

Bats in Trouble

In 2006 a previously unknown disease was discovered killing bats in northern New York State. Since then the disease, now called white-nose syndrome for the symptom it causes in infected bats, has...

Thirsty Lawns

Here's a question for you. Which covers a greater acreage in the United States -- lawns or irrigated corn fields? If you guessed lawns, you got it right. According to a study published in the...

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In the Garden

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Angelonia -- Awesome Summer through Autumn

She's orchid-like with pursed lips, smaller than her cousin the snapdragon. Her delicate spires of blue, pink, purple, lavender, white or bi-colored flowers thrive in summer sun and humidity. Angelonia angustifolia (angel flower, summer snapdragon) is...
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Resources

Web Finds

The Vegetable Garden Planting Schedule Wondering when to plant your vegetable seeds? Find this information at When to Plant Vegetable...

Web Finds

http://www.thevegetablegarden.info/planting-schedules

Shows & Events

Pennsylvania Master Naturalist Program The Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education and partners are holding training programs...
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Regional Reminders

  • Find A Recycling Spot For Black Plastic Pots
  • Remove Dead Annuals from Containers and Gardens
  • Don't Mess Around in a Muddy Garden
  • Prune Privet
  • Prune and Fertilize Roses

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