Category Archives: In The Garden

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Genetically Identical but Functionally Different: A Tree’s Provenance Matters

Genetically identical forest trees raised in different environments react differently when exposed to drought conditions, a study has shown.

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Which is "Greener", Live Christmas Tree Or Artificial?

It‘s a purely personal preference, but researchers, scientists, and industry experts say the decision can have a big impact on the environment and national economy.

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Landscape Tonic

A native holly tree called yaupon can be used to make a drink similar to green tea… the ornamental holly is the only plant in the United States that produces substantial amounts of caffeine. It grows wild throughout the Southeast.

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Just Grow Up

A zoo in the United Kingdom has come up with a novel approach to locally sourcing some of its food for animals and dealing with the challenge of limited space: vertical farming.

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Partner With Pollinators

Don't just lament the loss of pollinators, do something about it! A helpful guide for discovering what to plant in your area.

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Greener Fungicides Are Safer

Exploiting a little-known punch/counterpunch strategy in the ongoing battle between disease-causing fungi and crop plants, scientists in Canada are reporting development of a new class of “green” fungicides that could provide a safer, more environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional fungicides.

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What Would Darwin Do?

Treasure chests stuffed with tools, seeds, flower presses and plant guides are being distributed to every state primary school in the UK to kindle children's enthusiasm for science and botany.

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Secrets Of A Long, Sane Life

A daily tipple and a potter in the garden are the keys to a long and healthy life, Australian research has revealed.

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Using Plants To Control Plants

Some plants are biologically capable of eliminating other plants. That's sparked interest in using them for weed control.

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Putting Children In Children’s Gardens

Adults make many assumptions about children and gardening, and instead of enlisting the creativity and innovative thinking of young people, they often involve children in the more mundane tasks of planting, weeding, and watering.