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“Hazards” of the Job: Dealing with Plant Defenses in the National Herb Garden

By Chrissy Moore For example, every year, twice a year, the NHG staff and coworkers haul many large containerized plants...

Thoughts About Wood

By Susan Belsinger Our woods are mostly Northeastern deciduous trees that slope down to the Cattail River. Down along the...

Ring Ye Solstice Bells: Reflections on the Longest Night of the Year

By Beth Schreibman-Gehring I always laugh and say when I am asked, that celebrating the Winter Solstice has always been...

The Unexpected Thing That Will Harm Your Sight In The Winter

Winter can take a toll on your eye health but taking these precautions will help We understand the last thing...

Garage Herbs

By Scott Aker Herbs growing in containers on the author’s deck. The sage, bay, and gardenia are overwintered in the...

Frost Flowers

By Katherine Schlosser There is something peaceful about a frosty pre-dawn morning. On the morning that I wrote this, I...

12 Ways to Stay Warm While Socializing Outdoors During COVID-19

How to Stay Warm (While Staying Social) This Winter Although video chats are a great way of keeping in touch...

The Ultimate Guide to Staying Active Outdoors This Winter

For decades, Andrea Traynor dreaded winter. Every fall, as the days grew shorter and the air crisper, she would start...

12 Reasons You Age Faster in Winter

Winter can age your skin Winter means sub-zero temperatures, fewer daylight hours, and more time spent indoors. Cold weather can...

12 Things That Happen to Your Body When It’s Freezing Out

There’s a reason why you hate being cold As any outdoor enthusiast will tell you, “cold kills.” Your body temperature...