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Mid-Atlantic Gardening

Early springs and late winters mean a long Mid-Atlantic gardening season.

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Julie Martens caught the gardening bug when she was a little girl—and she’s been digging in the dirt ever since. Today she tends garden in western Maryland, including cottage, perennial and vegetable planting areas. Professionally Julie has been a garden editor for several magazines, including Better Homes and Gardens and Southern Living. Her writing appears on Lowes.com, in Country Gardens and Life: Beautiful magazines, and the Bayer Advanced Garden Gazette. Her book credits include Better Homes and Gardens Perennial Gardening, Garden Decorating and Garden Rooms.

Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Simple & Affordable Privacy Screens

Learn how to use plants creatively as affordable, low-maintenance privacy screens that work in Mid-Atlantic yards.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Want Perennials? Try Native Plants

For low-maintenance perennials, go native! Butterfly weed, swamp milkweed, and Joe Pye weed thrive in the Mid-Atlantic, and draw butterflies and pollinators.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Low-Maintenance Shrubs

Grow easy-care shrubs such as red-twig dogwood, ninebark, holly, and elderberry. They thrive in Mid-Atlantic gardens.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Winter Damage Survival Guide

Discover tips for avoiding winter damage on plants. Learn about own-root roses, Endless Summer hydrangeas, and other hardy plants for Mid-Atlantic winters.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Outstanding Annuals for Containers

Discover outstanding annuals for containers. These annual powerhouses boast easy-growing personalities that thrive in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: How to Grow Edibles in Containers

Learn how to grow edible crops in containers. In the Mid-Atlantic it’s easy to grow a variety of container edibles, including lettuce and strawberries.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Dealing with Clay Soil

Learn how to work with a common Mid-Atlantic soil type: clay. The secret to gardening in clay soil is choosing the right plants and adding organic matter.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Spring Pruning

Learn the basics of spring pruning in the Mid-Atlantic region so you can trim shrubs, ornamental grasses, and perennials.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Rose-Growing Tips

Take the guesswork out of growing roses in the Mid-Atlantic with back-to-basics tips. Learn about rose pruning, fertilizing roses, and rose pests.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Planning for the Pretty and Practical

Plan now for your best garden ever. Discover new plants such as Tuscan kale; planting ideas; and practical garden advice to make your Mid-Atlantic yard sparkle.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Garden Advice You Can Use

Discover tried-and-true garden advice that can make your Mid-Atlantic yard a more beautiful, healthy, and wildlife-friendly place.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Gorgeous Ornamental Grasses

Grow ornamental grasses for luxurious multi-season interest. Count on these low-maintenance perennials to add movement, texture, and beauty to Mid-Atlantic gardens.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Brussels Sprouts Love Cold Weather

One way to extend the garden season is plant cold-tolerant vegetables such as Brussels sprouts. These plants shrug off frost and snow in Mid-Atlantic gardens.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Fall Container Gardens

Plant fall container gardens by replacing spent summer annuals with cool-season color, including mums, ornamental cabbage, violas, and sweet alyssum.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Fall Lawn Care

Tackle fall lawn care chores now for a healthy lawn next spring. Treat perennial lawn weeds, aerate, fertilize, and sow grass seed.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Late-season Tomatoes

Learn how to hasten tomato ripening in the garden, and discover easy ways to ripen green tomatoes indoors.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Create a Pot Fountain on the Cheap

For less than $100 you can transform an ordinary pot into a soothing fountain. This easy weekend project doesn’t require any special DIY skills.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Landscape with Low-Maintenance Shrubs

Versatile and beautiful, shrubs can fill many landscape roles. Discover low-maintenance shrubs you can use for a hedge, foundation planting and vertical interest.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Pink Flowers that Sizzle

Fill your garden with high summer color by planting pink-tone flowers that love heat and humidity. They make summer sizzle with endless color.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Dress Up Dry Shade

Planting in dry shade isn’t impossible—you just have to choose the right plants. Learn about low-maintenance perennials that bring beauty to dry shade.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Perennial Geraniums as Groundcovers

Protect soil with perennial groundcovers that double as “living mulch.” Perennial geraniums are low-maintenance, season-long beauties.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Make Your Yard a “Rainscape”

Deal with storm-water runoff in an eco-friendly way. Create a “rainscape” to absorb water instead of directing it to streets and sewers.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: All Pots on Deck

Count on containers of eye-catching annuals and tropical plants to dress your deck with living color. Learn simple tricks to use potted plants as deck decor.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Watch Out for Stinkbugs and Cicadas

Get ready for sensory overload -- smelly brown marmorated stinkbugs and loud periodical cicadas are coming. Learn what you should do.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Deer-Resistant Flowers for Spring

Outsmart Bambi by filling your spring garden with flowers deer dislike. These pretty perennials shine with early-season color.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Gardening Near Walnut Trees

Discover tricks for gardening near walnut trees. Raised beds help avoid problems with the tree-leaching natural chemicals.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Create a Smaller Ecological Footprint

Sustainable gardening practices are easy grow-green ways that don’t cost a fortune.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Pruning Perennials in Spring

Break out your pruners—it’s time to tackle spring cleaning. Learn the basics of spring pruning perennials, including Russian sage, bee balm and butterfly bush.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Grow Your Own Produce

Harvest garden-fresh produce from even the smallest yard. Tuck edible crops into containers, and savor full-size flavor. Discover tips for success.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Guide to Watering Houseplants

Scratch your winter itch to garden by growing houseplants. Proper watering is key to beautiful indoor plants. Learn how to avoid common watering pitfalls.

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Tips for a Great Mid-Atlantic Garden in 2013

Welcome the new year with easy ideas to garden smarter, not harder. Follow these simple tips to grow a healthy, beautiful Mid-Atlantic garden.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: A Mid-Atlantic 4-Season Garden

Design a garden that looks good no matter the season. With the right plants, you can fill a Mid-Atlantic yard with multi-season interest.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Garden Smarter and Save Money

Lowe's MidAtlantic Regional Contributor Julie Martens makes garden plans to save time, effort, and cash in her 2012 garden.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Gardening Calendar

Want to know what to do in the garden and when? See what our Mid-Atlantic garden contributor Julie Martens recommends.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Gardening Tips

How to deal with grubs, Japanese beetles and other pests. Plus tips on weeding and harvesting.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Sustainable Garden Tips

Give your garden a green footprint. Lowe's Mid-Atlantic regional gardening expert Julie Martens shares five ways to tend a sustainable garden.

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