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Turk's Cap Lily
This is the American Turkscap Lily one of our true, native species of lily. Unlike the cultivated lily, this one grows wild in wet meadows, swamps, and woods in eastern United States. (more)
This plant has been very popular since the early 1930s and perhaps as early as the Victorian era. Because of its great nature of thriving and surviving with pure neglect, many people find this plant wondrous to have in their homes. (more)
Ed's Wildflower Page
Dracaena marginata, from Madagascar, is a slow growing small tree with a few branches . It is a perfect plant for offices and those of you who forget about taking care of plants. (more)
February 20, 2014
Types of Mulch by Mackenzie Kupfer
Mulch, mulch, mulch. It seems to be all the rage in gardening lately but I think there is a lot of confusion as to what mulch is and how to use it. Mulch is anything that is applied to the ground (not planted) as a cover. A few of the main reasons for doing this are to help create a barrier to keep weeds at bay and moisture locked into the soil. In some cases, mulch is used to improve the visual quality of an area or to improve the fertility of the soil.
There are quite a few different types of mulch, some more permanent than others. The type of mulch you use is dependent on your reasons for using it and where you intend to place it. Mulch can be used for both flower and vegetable gardens, but the different types have different effects on how various plants grow.
Mackenzie Kupfer has been a lover of all things green since the age of six when she began gardening with her Nana. She is currently an online publisher for Avant Garden Decor which provides flower gardening supplies. In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys attending garden shows, yoga, and trying out new recipes.
Catch up with our friend Patrick Vickery in Scotland: A Tomato Blether (a rerun)
Tomato growing is an occupation fraught with conversational danger. Just inadvertently mention your under-sized spindly tomato plants to a tomato enthusiast and you could be stuck for hours listening politely to every conceivable way of nurturing these smelly plants. (more Tree)