Mid-Atlantic Gardener

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Cardinal Flower growing along a public sidewalk in Delaware.

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) features long-lasting “cardinal” red blooms in late summer and reaches up to four feet tall.

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) features long-lasting red blooms in late summer.

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) features long-lasting “cardinal” red blooms in late summer and reaches up to four feet tall.

Pawpaw tree (Asimina triloba), with beautiful red blooms in mid to late spring.

Pawpaw tree (Asimina triloba), with beautiful red blooms in mid to late spring.

Sweetbay magnolia (Magnolia virginiana), a hardy, graceful small native tree with sweet fragrances in early summer.

Sweetbay magnolia (Magnolia virginiana), a hardy, graceful small native tree with sweet fragrances in early summer.

Winterberry (Ilex verticillata). Who can resist the display of fruit on Winterberry hollies?

Tried and true native plants, MAG

Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica), a favorite native woodland ephemeral of spring.

Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica), a favorite native woodland ephemeral of spring.

Redbud trees (Cercis canadensis) are a favorite early spring bloom among many gardeners in the mid-Atlantic region.

Read our series of articles about how to grow flowering trees in the Stark Bro's Growing Guide and soon you too can be growing flowering trees.

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ features a stunning display of showy blooms throughout the summer season.

The smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens), like the cultivar 'Annabelle', is an easy-to-grow native plant with white blooms in summer.

Annabelle Hydrangea. The smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) is an easy-to-grow native plant with white blooms in summer. And the cultivar ‘Annabelle’ produces especially large and showy blooms.

The smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) is an easy-to-grow native plant with white blooms in summer. And the cultivar ‘Annabelle’ produces especially large and showy blooms.

When to Plant Warm Season Vegetables. For help answering the question when is the best time to plant warm season vegetables, this timely post offers some good tips.

Using drip irrigation for growing tomatoes in pots overcomes the dangers of water failures that occurs frequency with manually watered tomatoes in pots.

Fountains at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pa.

Fountains at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pa.

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pa.

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pa.

Waterlily Display at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pa

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Longwood Gardens. Located in the Brandywine Valley of Eastern Pennsylvania, Longwood Gardens covers 1,077 acres with 40 different gardens, half being indoor gardens.

Located in the Brandywine Valley of Eastern Pennsylvania, Longwood Gardens covers acres with 40 different gardens, half being indoor gardens.