Mid-Atlantic

April, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Look Before You Pump

National News

Spring is arriving (however belatedly in some parts of the country this year!) and it's time for gardeners to get their tools and equipment ready for the season ahead. As you get mowers, trimmers,...

Growing Active Kids

School gardens grow more than plants. Young people who participate in school garden programs improve their knowledge of good nutrition, broaden their tastes in terms of food choices, and increase...

Year of the Cucumber

Cucumbers are one of America's favorite home garden crops. Whether for fresh eating, pickling, or even cooking (cucumber soup or roasted cukes, anyone?), cucumbers are one of the five most...

Spotlight on Youth Gardening: Landry Early Childhood Center

Gardens grow much more than fruits and vegetables at Rivier University's Landry Early Childhood Center in Nashua, New Hampshire. Since 2013, over 200 youth participants have had the opportunity to...

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In the Garden

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Caring for Spring Bulbs After Flowers Fade

Spring bulbs celebrate the season, explode in vibrant color, and bring cheer to rainy gray spring days. Magically, they appear out of nowhere like Jack's beanstalk, bloom all too quickly, then go dormant and disappear until the following spring. How we...
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Resources

Web Finds

Tips on Dividing Perennial Plants Do you use your fingers, a saw, or something in between to divide perennials? And when is the...

Favorite or New Plant

'Lady in Black' Calico Aster When spring plants burst into bloom, it's easy to forget about planting for later in the season....
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Regional Reminders

  • Boost Houseplants
  • Spice Things Up
  • Think Summer
  • Choose Spring-Blooming Trees
  • Don't Plant Tomatoes Too Early

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