Mid-Atlantic Regional Reports

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    Mid-Atlantic Regional Reports

    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…

  • Piet Oudolf gardens
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    Designing Like Piet Oudolf in the Mid-Atlantic

    In recent years, many gardeners have been striving to create a naturalistic style by mimicking designers such as Claudia West, Cassian Schmidt, and, of course, Piet Oudolf. Fortunately, we Mid-Atlantic…

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    Mid-Atlantic: January Garden To-Do List

    With the busy holiday season over, there’s time to start thinking about gardening again. Though midwinter in the Mid-Atlantic limits our outdoor activities, there are a few gentle tasks to…

  • Passion Party andromeda
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    Out of the Ordinary Picks for Mid-Atlantic Winter Containers

    There are some terrific options for container gardening all year long, especially during winter. The following plants are not your typical evergreens. These selections have interesting colors and textures during…

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    Grow Your Own Holiday Décor in the Mid-Atlantic

    The holiday season is approaching, and now is the time to start decorating. Red and green are the typical colors we gravitate toward, but nontraditional colors mixed in with some…

  • Bloody Mary Rodgersia
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    Reliable Performers for the Mid-Atlantic

    As garden curator Irvin Etienne discusses in his article on reliable performers, we all want the newest, jazziest plants available, but a garden is not complete without a backbone of…