Mid-Atlantic Regional Reports

  • Corn gluten meal
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    Suppress Weeds Organically with Corn Gluten Meal

    Managing weeds organically can truly be a challenge. After some experimentation, I have found that corn gluten meal (CGM) is showing very promising results in controlling the annual weeds that…

  • clay soil
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    Healthy Soil Is at the Heart of a Thriving Garden  

    Soil is a complex structure made up of mineral solids and organic matter interwoven with aggregates and open pore spaces. The open spaces between soil particles are just as important…

  • I Am Happy clematis
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    An Easy Approach to Clematis Pruning

    As gardeners look forward to the joys of spring, we often turn to pruning to exercise our green thumbs. Knowing when and how to prune clematis (Clematis spp. and cvs.,…

  • plants to buy mid-atlantic
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    Shopping-List Plants for the Mid-Atlantic

    Little kids have Christmas. Gardeners have spring. To anyone who loves plants, this is the most wonderful time of the year. As warmer weather approaches, gardeners across the country eagerly anticipate…

  • winter garden inspiration
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    Winter Gardening: Inspiration for a Time of Wonder

    It is tempting to think of winter as a time of hibernation, but these seemingly quieter moments can be the time when a garden’s most significant changes take place. With…

  • close up of blue bluestar flowers
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    Bluestars Shine in Mid-Atlantic Gardens

    Every garden needs a few all-star players on its roster, and any bluestar (Amsonia spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9) would be a great addition to your team. Best known for…

  • newly planted trident maple
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    Tree Planting Tips

    When you’ve gone to the trouble of finding exactly the right tree for your garden, it makes sense that you’d want to give it every possible advantage at planting time.…

  • trees in pots at a nursery
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    Tree Shopping Tips

    A tree is a big investment, so it is worth taking some time to find exactly the right tree for your garden. Before you begin shopping, it’s a good idea…

  • garden cart with new plants
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    4 Easy Ways to Improve the Look of Your Garden

    Your garden designs are put to the test throughout the growing season. Even when you are in the thick of the midseason rush, it is worth taking time to assess…

  • broadleaf evergreens for the mid-atlantic
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    Interesting Broadleaf Evergreens for the Mid-Atlantic

    In an episode of Fine Gardening's podcast, Let's Argue About Plants, the hosts discuss the importance of evergreen plants, and the particular perks of broadleaf evergreens: "The key to any…