Mid-Atlantic

November, 2001
Regional Report

Web Finds

Poinsettia Care
Learn how to take good care of your poinsettia so it stays its fresh and cheerful best throughout the holidays. Follow the simple directions on the Poinsettia Care website, and, with a little extra effort, you might even be able to enjoy your beautiful plant for years to come.

Books

The Tri-State Gardener's Guide: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
It's always a treat to find practical gardening advice geared to a specific geographic area and this book offers just that in a handy reference format. If you live in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut (or nearby) you'll find profiles of the typical ornamental plants that will do well for you plus how and where to plant them. Each plant profile includes zone information, a color photo, and concise yet detailed cultural pointers such as the proper time to prune or fertilize as well as the author's personal preferences and observations. This is a great primer (or quick reference) for gardeners trying to get to know all kinds of ornamental from bulbs and flowers to trees and shrubs -- including, for beach dwellers, those adapted to the seaside. The Tri-State Gardener's Guide: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut by Ralph Snodsmith Cool Springs Press 2001 ISBN 1-888606-45-5 $24.99 paperback

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