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Wednesday Whatís New: Phytoremediation & Phytomining
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 18 March 2015
nickel eating plant
Recently, a new plant species was discovered in the Philippines that accumulates the heavy metal, nickel. Approximately 450 species out of an estimated 300,000 species of vascular plants are known to have this unusual trait, which is called phytoremediation.

Tuesday Tools: The PotLifter
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Planning on building a rock garden? Transplanting a shrub or two? As long as youíve got a friend to assist you, the PotLifter may be just what you need.

Monday Melange: Trout Lily
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Monday, 16 March 2015
Trout Lily
Trout lily is a lovely spring wildflower native to the eastern half of North America.

Friday Five: Poisonous Plants
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Friday, 13 March 2015
Yew aril berries
Many of our favorite garden flowers are poisonous including periwinkle, yew, foxglove, larkspur, bleeding hearts, wisteria, autumn crocus, jasmine, and more.

Thursday Techniques: Pleaching
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Thursday, 12 March 2015
Lime Walk Sissinghurst
Pleaching is a horticultural technique used on trees that weaves branches together to form a raised hedge.

Wednesday What's New: Arsenic Eating Ferns
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Ferns and soil remediation
Plant edenferns ô to get rid of arsenic in soil contaminated by wood preservatives in decks and fencing.

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