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Howard Co. Inmates Cultivate Produce, Purpose

Inmates in Howard County's correction facilities are finding a welcome distraction and outlet in cultivating gardens.

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Botanic Garden Scientists Save Smuggled Plants

Across the country, federal officials patrol airports and harbors looking for plants being smuggled across our borders. Many of those plants end up at the U.S. Botanic Garden's facility in Southwest D.C.

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Gardeners Cultivate Crime-Fighting Instincts

It has become a rite of spring. Every year, flowers at the Newark Street Community Garden begin to bloom. Then every year, gardener Marcia Stein says, a thief comes and takes the blossoms away.

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Commentary By Jeanne Connelly: Don't Put Off A Visit To The Arboretum

This time of year a lot of people head outside to enjoy the weather and take in some of the spring blossoms. But Commentator Jeanne Connelly, of Friends of the National Arboretum, warns that one of those local dispalys is now in jeopardy.

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Public Forum On Stink Bugs In Virginia

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) is hosting a public forum Monday night in Purcellville that will focus on the invasive stink bug's impact on crops and plants around the region.

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Fertilizer Use Criticized In Maryland

Environmental advocates in Maryland are urging homeowners to cut back on their use of fertilizers on their lawns. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) took part in an event Monday in Baltimore in support of the group's efforts to reduce runoff from lawns in to the Chesapeake Bay.

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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

India, artful gardening and public education.