July 15, 2019
Scientific research plays an important role in the work of New Hampshire’s Natural Resources Stewards. The findings of scientists who have worked in the fields of biology, ecology, limnology, chemistry, and geology, among others, are the foundation on which the expertise Stewards utilize with their training rests. Current research is a source of new information that adds to Stewards’ understanding of the state’s natural resources and how best to care for them. The work of Keith Fritschie on New Hampshire’s native brook trout populations and groundwater is a great example of this.
July 12, 2019
Deadheading is a task that most gardeners are aware of, and some, like myself, greatly enjoy. While not absolutely necessary, deadheading does have benefits to both plants and the garden. From an aesthetic perspective, deadheading perennials gives the garden a cleaner, more polished look. In terms of plant health, removing seeds before they develop encourages plants to direct more energy towards root and shoot development. In some special cases, deadheading can even encourage a second bloom later in the season.

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