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Invasive plant species can grow in natural areas even as they are commercially available throughout that region.
How can your garden support plant conservation? Unsure where to start?
Public gardens regularly share their practices for attracting and nurturing pollinators while also maintaining worldclass horticultural displays.
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.
The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation includes five objectives and 16 targets for plant conservation to be achieved by 2020.
Growing degree days have been used widely for both agriculture and horticulture purposes since the 1950s to track temperature accumulation.
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.
Soil moisture is a key factor in determining the annual progress of natural environments and human systems.
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.
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