Mid-Atlantic Regional Reports

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    Mid-Atlantic Regional Reports

    Warm-Season Ornamental Grasses for Mid-Atlantic Gardens

    Warm-season perennial ornamental grasses are well suited for the garden spotlight, with their subtle leaf hues, exuberant textures, and interesting habits. They put out substantial early foliage that adds textural…

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    Watch for These Weeds in Late Summer and Early Fall

    As summer draws to a close, it is easy to fall into a passive and lethargic state. As we approach this somewhat idle period in the gardening calendar, we must…

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    How to Design a Meadow Garden With Multiseason Interest

    Naturalistic, meadow-styles are visually dynamic, always changing, and have long seasonality. They evoke the feeling of being in nature and spotlight natural cycles of growth to decay. Some public gardens…

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    Spring Garden Design Inspiration From Chanticleer

    Spring can be one of the most colorful times of year in the garden, but it can also be one of the sparest. Here at Chanticleer, a public garden in…

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    4 Must-Have Garden Tools That Make Spring Tasks Easier

    Spring’s arrival signifies new beginnings for gardeners. There’s a world of opportunity awaiting, and lots of work to be done as we race against the clock to finish all of…

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    Drought-Tolerant Shrubs for the Mid-Atlantic

    According to NASA Earth Observatory, one-third of the United States experienced some level of drought in 2020. Unfortunately, we know this was not a random anomaly but an increasing trend…

  • native perennials for spring
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    4 More Native Perennials to Add to a Spring Garden

    After months of cold and little to do but dream up next year's plans, the spring is finally upon us, and activity has returned to the garden. The awakening landscape…

  • Philadelphia Flower Show
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    Recap of the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show

    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has hosted the Philadelphia Flower Show since 1829. Traditionally held indoors in early March at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the show was moved outdoors in…

  • native lawn alternatives
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    Exploring Native Lawn Alternatives That Thrive in the Mid-Atlantic

    Jeff Lorenz and his team at Refugia Design specialize in creating native landscapes in the Philadelphia area. In addition to looking better than turfgrass, the gardens they design also manage…

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    March Garden To-Do List for the Mid-Atlantic

    Spring is just around the corner, and there is much to do in the garden. The weather can be finicky in March, but there will be plenty of mild days…