National News - From NGA Editors
2012 Urban Tree of the Year
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...
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...
In the Garden
A few days ago my husband, Tim, and I made our annual trek up the Blue Ridge Escarpment to Caesar's Head State Park, a scant hour's drive from our home, to enjoy the season's colorful foliage on a hike to Raven Cliff Falls. We were lucky to find the...
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What's Under the Log Now that I have a granddaughter, I'm always on the watch for ways to share my wonder of the...
Tool or Gardening Product
Radius Scooper I'm in love (or at least intense like) with my new Radius Scooper, a light-weight, extra-large...
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- Plant Annuals
- Clean and Store Terracotta Pots
- Mulch Root Vegetables
- Keep Eye Out for Wild Garlic
- Leave Rose Hips