Mid-Atlantic

May, 2008
Regional Report

Web Finds

Daffodil Photo Database
If you're fascinated or even mildly interested in daffodils, this Web site is a helpful look-see. The American Daffodil Society sponsors DaffSeek, a query system with useful information, 18,000 data records, and photos. Though the search page looks daunting (with specialized identification fields), it can be as easy or as complicated as you wish. I filled in four basic fields: division (Poeticus daffodils), country, and season (a.k.a. bloom time). A list of 20 varieties popped up with Flower Name, Photos, Division, Hybridizer, Year, and Country.

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Home Depot Canada Going Enviro-Friendly
Home Depot Canada has announced a voluntary policy to stop selling traditional pesticides and herbicides and provide enviro-friendly replacements by the end of 2008. Sixty-six products including herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, slug baits, moss control products, and lawn fertilizers with weed control, will no longer be on HD Canada shelves. Canada's Home Depot will increase its selection of environmentally friendly alternatives. Home Depot stores in Quebec do not sell pesticides. More than 55 Canadian municipalities have banned residential use, but not sale, of pesticides. If Canada can do it, why not stores in the US?

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