Mid-Atlantic Regional Reports

  • watering techniques
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    Use a Watering Bag to Establish New Trees

    Fall is an excellent time for planting and transplanting, provided there is adequate soil moisture to allow plants to reestablish their root systems. Because inconsistent watering or lack of rainfall…

  • deer-resistant plants for the Mid-Atlantic
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    Plants That the Herbivores Will Avoid in the Mid-Atlantic

    Fionuala Campion says in her article, Dazzling Deer-Resistant Perennials, "Though very graceful and delightful to behold in their native habitat, deer are a voracious force to reckon with in many…

  • organic approach to lawn maintenance
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    Fall Is a Natural Time for Organic Lawn Care

    The centerpiece of a traditional American landscape has long been a verdant, weed-free expanse of lawn. But all too often conventional lawn care is achieved by applying an onslaught of…

  • close up of bright pink peony
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    How to Help Perennials Bloom Longer into Summer

    Enjoying the beauty of plants and flowers is the number one reason most of us love to garden, so it’s always fun to find new ways to help our plants…

  • healthy tree planting
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    Two Tree-Planting Pitfalls to Avoid

    You’ve probably heard the old saying that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, and the second best time is now. If you’ve recently been inspired…

  • summer flowering plants that are good for Chelsea chop
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    Do You Dare to Try the “Chelsea Chop”?

    In late May, many of us look forward to seeing social media posts about the Chelsea Flower Show. The timing of this event is a reminder that there are many…

  • 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.,…

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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…