Mid-Atlantic

November, 2000
Regional Report

Books

Square Foot Gardening
Square Foot Gardening, by Mel Bartholomew (Rodale Press, 1981; $17), is a classic in gardening literature that's still as relevant today as it was 20 years ago.



The book's approach is deceptively simple and the advice straightforward and down-home practical, including charts of when to plant seeds and set out transplants according to the frost dates, as well as information on how to use succession planting to maximize the use of garden space and extend the season, how to improve your garden's soil, and how to grow vegetables.



Web Finds

Selecting Landscape Plants: Shade Trees
The illustrated discussion of shade trees for residential use from the University of Missouri at http://muextension.missouri.edu/xplor/agguides/hort/g06800.htm addresses the relative merits, preferred growing conditions, potential problems, and ultimate size of a number of commonly available shade trees. It also highlights some of the factors to consider when selecting a tree for a specific spot in your yard.

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