Mid-Atlantic Regional Reports

  • colorful pollinator garden
    Mid-Atlantic Regional Reports

    Supporting Native Bees in the Mid-Atlantic

    Recently I spoke with Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial, an ecological consulting company based in Bronxville, New York, who is the author of The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on…

  • shade container with bronze color theme
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    Deconstructing the Ingredients of a Shade Container

    When thinking of creating container gardens, sun-loving plants usually come to mind. However, the Mid-Atlantic gardener can put together a wonderfully textured container focusing on shade plants. Here are a…

  • three-bin composting system
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    Tips and Tricks from a Mid-Atlantic Master Composter

    Compost is a fundamental garden amendment that enriches soil and provides nutrients to plants. But where do you start on making your own? I talked to Gail Hermenau, Master Gardener…

  • Geranium ‘Blushing Turtle’
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    Perennial Rebloomers for the Mid-Atlantic

    Dan Robarts says in his article on reblooming perennials, "...the criteria I generally adhere to for earning a spot in the beds at my home or botanical garden workplace center…

  • Native ferns grow in flats
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    Propagating Natives by Seed in the Mid-Atlantic

    As information about growing native plants becomes more available to home gardeners, it’s hard to find a reason not to grow them. I talked to Leslie French about propagating native…

  • red and yellow tomatoes
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    Growing Tomatoes in the Mid-Atlantic

    As many gardeners know, growing tomatoes in the Mid-Atlantic can be difficult. Diseases and pests can afflict any vegetable, but it seems to be most frustrating when that happens to…

  • Yellow trout-lily
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    Native Spring Ephemerals for the Mid-Atlantic

    As the ground thaws in the Mid-Atlantic, a group of native flowering plants has a short but sweet time to shine. Spring ephemerals welcome the warmer weather and longer days…

  • Nana Korean boxwood
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    Success With Boxwoods in the Mid-Atlantic

    Many gardeners here in the Mid-Atlantic are straying farther and farther away from boxwoods (Buxus spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9). Quite frankly, boxwoods have gotten a bad rap. The biggest…

  • wisteria vines in winter
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    What Do Chanticleer Gardeners Do in Winter?

    For most gardeners in the Mid-Atlantic region, winter is a time to reset, unwind, and reflect on the past season. Most of us stick to winter pruning, poring over plant…

  • structural plants in winter
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    Structural Plants for Enduring Winter Interest in the Mid-Atlantic

    Mid-Atlantic gardeners don’t need to have empty gardens in winter. With some thoughtful designing and the right plants, you can obtain a garden full of structure and winter interest that…