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Mid-Atlantic Regional Reports

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    Backyard Foraging for Edible Ornamentals

    Gardens are all about engaging the senses: colors and shapes to catch the eye, rustling leaves and birdsong to please the ear, all kinds of plant textures to touch, and…

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    Plant a Perennial Garlic Patch

    October means garlic-planting time here in the Mid-Atlantic. Normally, growing garlic is a long-term prospect, as you won’t get to harvest the pungent bulbs until the following summer. But there’s…

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    Mid-Atlantic: October Garden To-Do List

    October can be a fickle month here in the Mid-Atlantic states. If we’re lucky, we may get just a light frost or two early on, followed by a lovely spell…

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    How to Spruce Up Containers for Fall

    If your container plantings are looking frazzled after this rough summer, you’re not alone. However, our Mid-Atlantic autumn season still has a fair way to go, so don’t give up…

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    Disease Alert: Sudden Oak Death on Rhododendrons

    Did you buy a rhododendron this year? If so, read on! Over the last few years, increasing numbers of dead ash trees (Fraxinus spp., Zones 3–9) have become a common…

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    Mid-Atlantic: September Garden To-Do List

    Summers can be rough in the Mid-Atlantic region—lots of heat, plenty of humidity, and for many of us, ridiculous amounts of rain followed by long dry spells. Fortunately, those extremes…

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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…