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April 4, 2019

 

Long-Term Residents

Perennial beds need to be well dug initially to loosen the soil and then amended with compost or other organic material.

January 11, 2018

 

Native prairie habitat.

Native Prairies

Since the 1830s about 99 percent of American tall grass prairies have been destroyed.

December 1, 2016

 

Cleome seed harvest.

Self-Seeders

There is something very satisfying about seeing second-generation plants from self-sown seeds!

August 27, 2015

 

Clay soil.

Drainage

It's also a good idea to amend heavy clay soil by mixing in sand and vegetative matter.

January 8, 2015

 

A rooftop garden in Kansas City.

Rooftop Gardens

Rooftop gardens are becoming more and more popular in big cities where space for ground-level gardens is not available.

January 1, 2015

 

Wood ash acts as a liming agent and will deacidify the soil by increasing its pH.

Wood Ash

At this time of the year when we are using our fireplaces frequently, we generate a lot of wood ash.

April 14, 2011

 

Container Preparations: New, Rich Soil And Good Drainage Holes

Growing plants in containers is an alternative for those who have no garden space.

November 18, 2010

 

Healthy Soil

To improve the soil in an established garden, simply shred the leaves that accumulate from the trees in your yard and spread them over the garden beds.

August 9, 2007

 

Liatris: Native American Perennial

Plants that have flower spikes are useful as they provide vertical interest both in the gardens and in a vase.

June 7, 2007

 

Tradescantia

Tradescantias are persistent plants-easy to grow that sow their seeds widely.

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