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  • Building A Better Rose With Celery
    on Feb 10, 2011
    To combat fungal pathogens that produce mannitol, a sugar alcohol that leaves roses vulnerable to petal blight, NC State horticultural scientists intend to insert mannitol dehydrogenase, a celery…...
  • NY and Greenhouse Gases
    on Nov 11, 2010
    Outgoing governor David Paterson's ambitious plan to reduce NY's greenhouse gas emissions, increase the state's renewable energy sources and create jobs in clean energy.
  • Fall Planting Saves Water
    on Nov 11, 2010
    Fall planting has environmental and economic benefits. According to the North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association, trees, shrubs and perennials planted in fall require less water and show…...
  • Borneo Biodiversity: Some Good News
    on Nov 11, 2010
    Plans are afoot to reconnect and restore forest lands in Borneo to help endangered species like the Sabah rhino, the clouded leopard and the orangutan.
  • on Nov 9, 2010
  • The Metric SystemSitting at my faux-wood desk in purple, faux velvet bell bottoms, I studied my new workbook: "Here Comes The Metric System!" It was 1975 and a fractionless future beckoned.Following several years of…...
  • Spider MitesAn excellent recipe for a natural, homemade spider mite treatement, courtesy of, a treasure trove of useful gardening information, no matter what you're growing: To each quart of…...
  • Starting Seeds IndoorsMy local newspaper suggested that the time to start your indoor seeds was rapidly approaching. Here in the Hudson Valley, that means anywhere from late February (zone 6) to mid- to late March (zone…...
  • Gardening On The Go
    on Jan 23, 2010
    I was recently impressed with a gardening hacks article that appeared on the website about clever people creating unexpectedly efficient little gardens out of tires, gutters and…...
  • Rain DropsAs a maker of rain gauges, I am a fan of all forms of precipitation and I've always felt that the clinging water droplet  is one of the finest forms. Delicate and temporary, they dangle for an…...
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