Mid-Atlantic

April, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Lawn Gone

National News

If you've been thinking about making your landscape more sustainable by reducing the size of your lawn or eliminating it altogether, but are unsure where to start, turn to Lawn Gone! Low...

Raspberry Shortcake

If you thought that fending off prickers was the price to be paid for homegrown raspberries, think again. Monrovia's new Raspberry Shortcake™ dwarf thornless raspberry lets you enjoy a...

Where Have All the Monarchs Gone?

It may not be breaking news that monarch butterflies are in decline, but the most recent population figures for this beautiful butterfly are especially alarming, according to an article in the New...

Bees with a Buzz

Can't get going without the buzz from caffeine in your morning cup of joe? You may have more in common with honeybees than you might guess! It turns out that bees get a buzz from caffeine too --...

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In the Garden

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Promoting Environmental Awareness Through Community Action

Have a vandalized, burned-out school or other community eyesore to transform into good? For an inspiring model of phoenix-rising and community involvement, look to The Friends of High School Park in Elkins Park, PA. Theirs is an evolving love story...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Petunia 'Glamourflage Grape' Wow! From afar, Petunia 'Glamourflage Grape' looks like variegated perennial vinca with huge...

Web Finds

Leafsnap This is so cool! Leafsnap: An Electronic Field Guide is the first in a series of electronic...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rake Away Dead Rose Foliage
  • Weed Ornamental Beds
  • Get a Headstart with Mulch
  • Clip Off Dead Lilac Flowers
  • Beware Poison Ivy

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