The sleet streams,
The snow flies;
The fawn dreams
With wide brown eyes.
–William Rose Benét (1886–1950)
New Award-Winning Plants to Grow in 2019 If you want to try some eye-catching new plants this year, take a look at the 2019 AAS (All-America Selections) award-winning flowers and tomatoes—all tested and proven successful!
Is Pluto a Planet? When many of us were kids, Pluto was the ninth planet of our solar system. So there was some surprise and even outrage when Pluto was “demoted.” Here’s the skinny on what was once known as our Sun’s smallest planet—and how it got its name!
What is Thirdhand Smoke? Ever noticed that rugs, draperies, and upholstered furniture have smelled like cigarette smoke? The toxic residue left by cigarette smoke long after it’s gone is called “thirdhand smoke.” Learn about its health effects and how to reduce your risk.
Invasive Species Run Wild Ecologically speaking, the most dangerous guests are the invasive species—the insects, animals, and plants that arrived here by accident, or simply through bad judgment, and stayed.