Mid-Atlantic

February, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

2013 Espoma Environmental Stewardship Award

National News

Environmental stewardship begins at home. One way to do this is to incorporate sustainable, ecologically sound practices into the gardening and landscaping you do. Creating and maintaining an...

Harvest a Harvest Moon

You won't have to wait for a harvest moon in the sky to pluck one from your garden -- a 'Harvest Moon' watermelon, that is! A 2013 All-America Selections (AAS) Vegetable Award Winner, this is the...

Linking Neighborhoods and Childhood Obesity

We've probably all heard the real estate maxim, ″Location, location, location!″ Well, it turns out to be true for more than just housing values. It also plays a role in the problem of...

Producing Perfect Pepper Transplants

Peppers, whether hot or sweet, are not the easiest crop to grow in many parts of the country. They sulk in cold, yet if it gets too hot, with temperatures above 90 degrees F, they may not set...

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In the Garden

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Exquisite Orchids for All

Orchids were once rare, expensive, and mostly limited to collectors. Now most everyone can find beautiful, long-blooming, budget-priced orchids at the local grocery store. Mostly are easy-care, bi-colored Phalaenopsis or showy Cattleyas, says Mary...
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Resources

Books

Orchids! Join Susan Orlean on her adventure deep into the swamps and the culture of orchid obsession in...

Clever Gardening Technique

Sort Seeds Now for a Head Start Some veggie and flower seeds are best planted in the cool of early spring. Some benefit from a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Don't Cut Back Ornamental Grasses.
  • Fertilize Orchids
  • Monitor Orchids for Insects
  • Circulate Air Around Orchids
  • Provide Indirect Light for Orchids

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