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February 21, 2020

Wrong Plant Wrong Place - Whoever orders plants for our local Home Depot is under the false impression that tulips, daffodils, and bearded iris will grow here. Last week I saw close to a hundred little containers with four tiny sprouting bulbs in each on sale for a dollar. I bought a pot of iris. I don’t have much hope but for a dollar I thought I’d try and coax them to grow and bloom. I’ll keep you posted. But it’s such a waste. They’ll end up being discarded, like so much in our society today.

 

 

 

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Gardener’s Glossary –Scientific definition for mycorrhiza The symbiotic association of the mycelium of a fungus with the roots of plants.  The fungus assists in the absorption of minerals and water from the soil and defends the roots from other fungi and nematodes, while the plant provides carbohydrates to the fungus.

 

 

 

 

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