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Wednesday What's New: Orangeries
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 03 June 2015
Home Conservatories
An orangerie is similar to a conservatory except that it has an earthen floor. While growing oranges and lemons was the original purpose of an orangerie, other tropical and sub-tropical plants can be grown there as well.

Thursday Tips: Biochemical Plant Competition
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Thursday, 28 May 2015
Black walnuts in tree
If you’ve ever tried to grow groundcovers or other plants under or close to a certain tree or shrub and wondered why nothing would ever grow in that spot, it could be due to allelopathy.

Wednesday What's New: Mangrove Forests
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Mangrove forest
The mangrove forests of the world declined 20 percent (3.6 million hectares) between 1980 and 2005 according to a recent report issued by the UN.

Monday Melange: Common Pussy Willow
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Monday, 18 May 2015
Pussy Willow catkins
For many of us, the fuzzy silver-gray catkins of the pussy willow are a harbinger of spring.

Thursday Tips: Rural Garden Cemeteries
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Thursday, 14 May 2015
Greenwood Cemetery
First introduced to the US in 1831, the rural garden cemetery is a burial ground created within a park-like pastoral setting.

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