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Monday Melange: Buttonbush
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Monday, 15 September 2014
Buttonbush is a classic wetland indicator species that thrives in moist to wet soils and full sun.

Friday Five: Incredible Edible Cattails
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Friday, 12 September 2014
Cattail shoots
Itís probably not an alternative everyone will embrace, but eating cattail shoots, rhizomes, and even flower spikes in certainly an interesting and effective method of getting rid of them.

Thursday Tips & Techniques: Milkweeds and Monarchs
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Thursday, 11 September 2014
Native to the US, the common milkweed plant is a host plant for the larvae of the monarch butterfly. So the next time you spot a milkweed plant in your flower garden instead of pulling it out, do the monarch butterflies a favor and just leave it.

Wednesday Whatís New: Green Spaces Essential for Human Health
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Azalea Garden Philadelphia Tranquil park setting
As a subscriber to The Daily Dirt you probably already know about the power of green spaces of your mind and body, but there hasnít been any sort of real scientific assessment of that--until now.

Tuesday Tools & Products: GardenSoxx
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Tuesday, 09 September 2014
Grow your garden anywhere you want with a new product called GardenSoxx from Urban Organics Ohio.

Monday Melange: Hop Tree
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Monday, 08 September 2014
Wafer ash
Hardy between USDA zones 4 and 9, the hop tree or wafer ash is a large shrub or small tree with interesting wafer-like samaras that persist into winter.

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