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 garden is a never-finished work in progress. That is one of the things that makes gardening so enjoyable and rewarding. Our gardens and landscapes evolve over time. Maybe our aesthetic preferences change a little, or new plants come on the scene that...
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Leafsnap What kind of tree is that? Have you ever tried to identify a tree from a leaf? How about a bloom...
Clever Gardening Technique
Thin Seedlings with Scissors Crowed seedlings need to be thinned to allow for proper development of the plants. Pulling some...
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- Dig and Store Sweet Potatoes
- Divide Perennials
- Plant Perennial Herbs
- Plant Naturalizing Bulbs
- Check Seed Viability