Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Mid-Atlantic

May, 2011
Regional Report

Favorite or New Plant

Bloomerang Purple Lilac
What a treat to see and smell the lovely spring flower clusters on this compact lilac these last two weeks! My Syringa x 'Penda' survived the cold, snow-filled winter in a large pot in my backyard. It's touted as a rebloomer with a spring bumper crop followed by mid-summer reflowering into autumn. I look forward to seeing it live up to expectations.

Web Finds

PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Exotic Plant Tutorial
For those interested in identifying and understanding how to control invasive species such as lesser celandine, DCNR Exotic Plant Tutorial for Natural Land Managers has the basics, as well as restoration information. There's the List & Fact Sheet section, Prevention and Early Detection, Management, Resources and more.

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