Mid-Atlantic

December, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

National Poinsettia Day

National News

Here's one more reason for celebration this month. December 12 is National Poinsettia Day! The date marks the anniversary of the death of Joel Poinsett, the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico. He was...

African Sunset Petunia

If cold, wintry weather is getting you down, warm yourself up with thoughts of how striking this brilliantly hued petunia will look in your garden next spring. Petunia 'African Sunset', a 2014...

Look for Lofos

Its name may not roll as readily off your tongue as petunia, but Lophospermum (pronounced low-fo-SPUR-mum) is a name that gardeners looking for a dramatic, cascading vine for a hanging basket...

Protecting Bumblebees

The decline of honeybees due to colony collapse disorder has garnered a lot of attention in the last few years. But populations of native bees like bumblebees are also showing a downward trend....

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In the Garden

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Humidity Keeps Houseplants Happy

If you suffer from itchy, dry skin in the wintertime, then you know how your houseplants probably feel about now. Home heating systems dry out the indoor air so dramatically that the relative humidity often drops to desert-like levels, affecting people...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Full Moon Hike at U.S. National Arboretum Enjoy a winter landscape gilded by moonlight -- and get some exercise as well! Take a full-moon...

Web Finds

Hardy Plant Society, Mid-Atlantic Group The Hardy Plant Society was started about 50 years as a conservation effort for hardy herbaceous...
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Regional Reminders

  • Enjoy Holiday Displays
  • Coddle Live Christmas Trees
  • Give the Birds a Drink
  • Finish Planting Trees and Shrubs
  • Pot Up Amaryllis

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