Trying to Stay Eco-Conscious

Trying to stay eco-conscious in our new normal? The plastic bags and extra paper towels might be a must, as are bleach solutions. But there are still a few resources locally that might…

Spring Horticulture Tips

Now is the time to plant seeds of cool weather plants, such as arugula, spinach, lettuce and Swiss chard. Consider planting a “Victory Garden” for fresh produce during the corona virus crisis. Spring…

Tips for Still Life Photography

Since we are home bound these days, this is an opportunity to play around with creating still life photographs. Here are tips for your shooting. Have fun and be well! 8 Tips for Still…

The Language of Flowers: The Iris

The Iris – Genus: Iris, Family: Iridaceae The iris is one of the best loved plants in the garden. It is a huge genus of more than 200 species and belongs to the…

Spring Means Scholarship

by Nina Sisk, Zone XII Scholarship Representative In order for spring bulbs to bloom, planning and hard work are done months in advance. The burst of color and beauty are the reward…

GCA National Affairs and Legislation: Three Amazing Days

Sunday p.m. – What a great beginning! We heard from the group C-Change Conversations, whose members promote informed discussion about climate change – totally removing partisan rhetoric from scientific data about change over time and…

GCA’s New Photography Medal

The Photography Committee took the lead on establishing this new GCA medal and collaborated with the Awards and Second Century Campaign Committees to get it done. This is the first and only GCA medal…

Pruning Tips for Shrubs

At a recently attended DBG class called “Fearless Pruning of Shrubs,” I learned lots of tips on what I should do this spring. The instructor suggested that March was a great month to…