Mid-Atlantic

February, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Long Blooming Osteospermum

National News

Osteospermums, also known as African daisies, are tender perennials that are favorites for cool-season gardening. These South African natives offer a profusion of daisy-like blossoms when the...

Blazing Hot Strawflower

When summer weather gets hot, turn up the heat even more -- visually that is -- with Sundaze® Blaze Strawflower. This hybrid Bracteantha, new this year from Proven Winners, will set a...

Spotted Wing Drospohila

Big problems often come in small packages. Such is the case with spotted wing drosophila (SWD), a new threat to both commercial and home garden fruit plantings, especially berry crops. This...

Spotlight on Youth Gardening: Kentucky Children’s Garden

Conservation is the key to all youth programs at the Kentucky Children's Garden, a 2013 recipient of National Gardening Association's Jamba Juice ″It's All About the Fruit and...

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In the Garden

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Grow Calamondin Orange for Winter Sunshine

The little trees had been unloaded from the delivery truck and were informally grouped on the greenhouse floor, but their glossy foliage and dazzling display of orange fruit made them stand out. These were calamondin orange trees, about 2 feet tall and...
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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...

Clever Gardening Technique

Double Gloves for Winter Work Warm hands and nimble fingers are important when pruning and doing garden work in winter. A good...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Corms and Tubers
  • Force Flowering Branches
  • Schedule Spring Landscaping Work
  • Inspect Houseplants
  • Prune Storm Damage

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