Mid-Atlantic

September, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

3D Blooms for Cool Weather

National News

Osteopermum ecklonis, also known as African daisy, is a tender perennial used as an annual that relishes the cool weather of fall and spring, when it blooms its best. This makes it perfect for...

Landscaping for Butterflies

We are often told that one of the best ways to encourage butterflies to visit our property is to landscape with native plants. While it's true that native plants can be great larval host plants...

Emerald Ash Borer Reaches New England

This destructive pest was found for the first time in Connecticut this summer, the first New England state to achieve this dubious distinction. Its presence was confirmed in Prospect, CT and a new...

Get the Facts on Climate Change

With this summer's extended drought and record-setting temperatures, global warming and its attendant climate change are on the minds of many. But it can be a confusing issue, with opinion and...

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In the Garden

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A Yummy, Flighty Partnership

This summer I've been gardening with a group of Italians. Two swarms, actually. Maybe 10,000 buzzing in and out of two hives behind the native bee balm, asters, and perennial sunflowers. To my surprise and delight, we've been compatible partners....
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Resources

Web Finds

Science Now Watch as a cucumber vine tendril waves, curls, and attaches itself to a bamboo pole in the video...

Tool or Gardening Product

Floral Round Point Shovel Sometimes a heavy digging shovel is more than we need for the job. The light. long-handled,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide, Transplant, Share Lirope
  • Build Cold Frame for Late Season Veggies
  • Ask Neighbors to Save Leaves for You
  • Don't Throw Infested, Diseased Debris in the Compost
  • Deadhead Hostas and Roses

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