Mid-Atlantic

July, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

National News

Nutritionists are always encouraging us to add more fruits and vegetables to our diets. What's a delicious and easy way to do this? To combine them, of course! Fruits salsas blend fruits such as...

Year of the Echinacea

If you'd like to grow gorgeous flowers that are easy to care for -- and roll out the welcome mat for butterflies, bees, and birds -- echinacea, commonly called coneflower, is the plant for you!...

Extend Your Growing Season

Now, in the midst of summer's warm temperatures, may not seem like the time to be thinking about the cold weather that will be returning in fall and winter. But if you'd like to continue enjoying...

Jack London Community Day School

The peace garden at Jack London Community Day School is much more than a place for quiet contemplation and peace studies. Students at this year-round program in Valley Glen, California are getting...

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In the Garden

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Mantids in the Garden

With its bulgy eyes sprouting antennae and six gangly legs, a praying mantid may frighten and fascinate. Mantids won't hurt us, but small insects such as fruit flies and crickets had better beware. Mantids are opportunistic eaters, capturing and...
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Resources

Web Finds

Clemson University Home and Garden Information Center The Clemson University Home and Garden Information Center offers a wealth of useful...

Tool or Gardening Product

Goserud V-Shaped Hoe The Goserud V-shaped Hoe is a light-weight, long-handled tool with a sharp, 3-inch triangular...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pull and Fluff the Mulch
  • Experiment with Edible Flowers
  • Prune and Share Herbs
  • Cut Back Browning Poppies and Bleeding Heart
  • Deadhead Roses

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