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
As you've cleaned, pruned, weeded, and raked the garden in the last couple of weeks, you've had lots of time to notice and think about what's working, as well as what aspects could be improved. If you've managed to also go shopping, no doubt you've...
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Mulching Trees and Shrubs When used correctly, a mulch layer around trees and shrubs is one of the most important things...
Tool or Gardening Product
Ryobi 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless String Trimmer Some people may argue that string trimming is not gardening, nor is string trimming and the...
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- Plant Garlic
- Make Successive Plantings of Paperwhite Narcissus
- Fertilize Trees and Shrubs
- Prevent Perennials Becoming Uprooted
- Cook with Pumpkins and Winter Squash