I’m pretty sure that in the pre-Google era most everyone who spoke of or asked about moss was trying to get rid of it. Even now googling “moss in the garden” produces five “how to kill” results before the first “how to grow.” But I recently attended a lecture at the Chicago Botanic Garden given by Dale Sievert, whose passion for and expertise about mosses made me question how anyone could contemplate mayhem against such a beautiful, ancient and eco-friendly organism. Since mosses have slowly, over the past few years, begun to colonize the damper, shadier parts of my tiny urban forest (i.e. my front yard), I was happy to be urged to encourage the process rather than fight it.
This is the time of year that many of us look back in our horticultural rearview mirrors the same way we would if we’d just ...
I had the weirdest dream last night... “Okay, kids, let’s simmer down! Hey, everybody, we only have the room until 9 o’clock.
Irises are named after a goddess who delivered messages while traveling on a rainbow. Just one reason they have so many colors.
The monocotyledonous geophytes are coming! The monocotyledonous geophytes are coming! I knew that would get your attention.
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