Fresh Ideas

We serve up fresh, timely articles each month to help you celebrate National Garden Month.

Trees in the Sustainable Landscape

Of all the plants that contribute to a sustainable landscape, trees are among the most important. Besides adding beauty to our landscapes, trees help the environment by taking up carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas that is such a big driver in climate change. Read more »

Creating a Bird-Friendly Backyard (and Front Yard Too!)

One of the most rewarding aspects of gardening is creating a landscape that not only delights our eyes and gives us space for recreation and relaxation, but welcomes in a wide variety of birds in as well. Read more »

Environmental Stewardship Begins in your own Backyard

Environmental Stewardship Begins in your own Backyard for much of the country, with the hint of warmer weather as the snowflakes turn to rain. Teachers and children alike are ready to get outdoors and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. Read more »

Highlights from National Garden Month 2011

Spring is in the Air »
Hiring a Landscape Architect »
Starting Seeds Indoors »

Highlights from National Garden Month 2010

Fun Youth Activities in the Garden »
Where to Get Gardening Help? »
10 Money-Saving Strategies for Your Backyard »
New Year’s Resolutions for Vegetable Gardeners »

Highlights from National Garden Month 2009

10 Ways to be Green this National Garden Month »
Intergenerational Gardening »
Grow a Rainbow with Your Kids! »
Yes, You Can Grow Food and Flowers in Your Apartment® »
What Can I Do Today? »
Reduce Your Bills by Growing Your Own Food »

Highlights from National Garden Month 2008

Gardening in the City Helps You Grow »
Increase Your Home's Value with Landscaping »
Growing Green in the Kitchen »
A Garden in Every School® »
Make a Green Resolution: Gardening to Reduce Global Warming and Climate Change »
Houseplants Are Good for Your Health »

Highlights from National Garden Month 2007

How to Grow Roses the Natural Way »
Growing Healthy Kids »
Be a Locavore (Grow, Buy, and Eat Locally) »
How to Start a Garden in a Local School »
Unite Your Neighborhood Through Gardening »

Highlights from National Garden Month 2006

Gardening Grows Healthy Kids »
What Good is a Community Garden? »
Eating Well »
Gardening Creates a Healthier Environment »
How Secure is Our Food Supply? »

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