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Mid-Atlantic Regional Reports

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    Late Summer Combinations

    Brutal heat, tropical humidity, torrential downpours, or extended dry spells—welcome to late summer in the Mid-Atlantic region! We have plenty of excuses for our gardens looking tired and tattered now,…

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    Native to Know: Rattlesnake Master

    Do you gravitate toward tough, fuss-free perennials so that you can enjoy your garden without a lot of work? Or do you prefer hunting for out-of-the-ordinary plants to give your…

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    Mid-Atlantic: August Garden To-Do List

    Don’t overheat. Late summer is sure to bring us plenty of heat and humidity, so try to get your gardening chores done early in the day or in the evening.…

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    Mid-Atlantic Natives on Trial at the Mt. Cuba Center

    It’s so easy to fall in love with plants you see in a magazine or on a website, but when you’re trying to find out if they’re likely to perform…

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    Are Low-Mow Grasses the Way to Go? | Mid-Atlantic Regional Report

    Here in the Mid-Atlantic, we’re in a transition zone where lawn grasses are concerned. Gardens in the northern parts of our region mostly have cool-season grasses, such as Kentucky bluegrass…

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    Mid-Atlantic: July Garden To-Do List | Regional Report

    Settled warm weather generally encourages fast growth and is great for lush gardens and containers and for generous vegetable harvests. Shear back catmints (Nepeta spp. and cvs., Zones 3–8), coreopsis…

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    Gardening for Caterpillars | Mid-Atlantic Regional Report

    For so many years, the focus of gardening has been on growing food and flowers. Now we’re thinking beyond what we want for ourselves to what our gardens can do…

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    Keep an Eye Out for Allium Leafminer | Mid-Atlantic Regional Report

    Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is getting a lot of attention as the latest big pest threat in the Mid-Atlantic, but it’s not the only new and serious problem to pop up…

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    Mid-Atlantic: June Garden To-Do List | Regional Report

    Early summer is prime time for us to be outdoors. The cold is gone, it’s not yet too hot, we’re usually still getting some rain, and many flower gardens are…

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    Late-Spring Plant Combinations | Mid-Atlantic Regional Report

    Late May to early June—after spring’s chill is past but before summer’s heat and humidity have set in--is naturally a time of lush foliage and abundant bloom in our Mid-Atlantic…