Mid-Atlantic Regional Reports

  • Iris leaf spot targets iris foliage after particularly moist summers.
    Mid-Atlantic Regional Reports

    Look Out for Iris Leaf Spot in the Mid-Atlantic

    As the Mid-Atlantic enters fall after a hot and humid summer, gardeners face many challenges. Among these are controlling pests and battling disease. Pest and disease infestations tend to be…

  • Hemlock woolly adelgid
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    Pest Control for the Mid-Atlantic: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

    One of the prevalent garden pests in the Mid-Atlantic is hemlock woolly adelgid (or HWA, as it is often abbreviated). Native to Asia, hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) can be…

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    Mid-Atlantic September Garden To-Do List

    It may still be hot and dry here in the Mid-Atlantic, but we are getting a little glimpse of hope when there is a cooler day now and then. Those…

  • pink smooth hydrangea
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    Smooth and Oakleaf Hydrangeas for the Mid-Atlantic

    Summer in the Mid-Atlantic can be hot and somewhat devoid of flowers after spring blooms fade. However, hydrangeas (Hydrangea spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) are just showing their bold flowers…

  • colorful pollinator garden
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    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…