November, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

2012 Urban Tree of the Year

National News

Generations ago, stately American elms lined the streets in many of our cities and towns, their arching branches creating a canopy of leafy shade. Then imported Dutch elm disease (DED) struck....

Tough Trees for Tough Sites

Trees growing in urban landscapes often have it tough. Compacted soils, reflected heat, planting sites with little soil, lack of water, interference from overhead wires, and lack of maintenance...

Urban Heat Island Effect

Cities are hot places; in fact, they can be islands of heat in the midst of a cooler regional environment. "Urban heat island" is a term that many of us may have heard of, but not fully...

Urban Farming

Trees aren't the only plants to grow in the city. As the interest in healthy eating, local foods, and sustainable agriculture grows, we see not only more and more home food gardening in city...

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In the Garden


Women Connecting Through "Herb, Heart and Hand"

With two farms to run and a new babe in arms, Charis Lindrooth couldn't take time away to attend her favorite herbal conferences. What's a busy woman to do? Charis created a smaller, fascinating, musical, friendly, thoughtful, Saturday venue at her...
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Shows & Events

GOURD-geous! A PHS Plant Exhibition in Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society hosts "GOURD-geous! A PHS Plant Exhibition" in the McLean...

Tool or Gardening Product

Washable Nitrile Gardening Gloves There are several brands of nitrile gardening gloves available in many sizes and colors. They're...
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Regional Reminders

  • Read Fertilizer Instructions When Bulb Planting
  • Take Photos to Help You Remember
  • Beware Scarlet Leaves of Three
  • Clip Off Dead Oriental and Asian Lily Stems
  • Separate Overgrown Lily Bulbs

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