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Public Gardens as Sensible Beacons of Plant Invasion

Invasive plant species can grow in natural areas even as they are commercially available throughout that region.

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9/24/16
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9/24/16
Supporting Pollinators through Local & National Collaboration

Public gardens regularly share their practices for attracting and nurturing pollinators while also maintaining worldclass horticultural displays.

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9/24/16
Indigenous Plants, Peoples & Programs: Beyond the Exotic

From corpse flowers to night-blooming cacti, displaying and sharing exotic, charismatic specimens can greatly benefit our gardens and drive the gate, but many have even more to offer.

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9/22/16
Botanic Gardens Conservation International Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation includes five objectives and 16 targets for plant conservation to be achieved by 2020.

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11/4/15
Growing Degree Days

Growing degree days have been used widely for both agriculture and horticulture purposes since the 1950s to track temperature accumulation.

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10/28/15
Regional Snowfall Index

NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) produces the Regional Snowfall Index (RSI) for significant snowstorms that impact the eastern two-thirds of the United States.

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10/28/15
Soil Moisture Data

Soil moisture is a key factor in determining the annual progress of natural environments and human systems.

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10/28/15
Precipitation

As was felt recently at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, extreme precipitation and flooding can be exceptionally devastating. Excess rains can wash away trails, compromise bridges, and harm many varieties of plants in public gardens.

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10/28/15
Climate Change Cell Phone Tour

An innovative climate change cell phone tour and pilot project at Longwood Gardens marks the first deliverable in a series of objectives between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and American Public Gardens Association that focu

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10/28/15

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