Tag: oleander

Wicked Plants

This past weekend I traveled to San Francisco’s Conservatory of Flowers to see the Wicked Plants exhibit. (These are not plants from the musical Wicked, in case you are wondering.) šŸ™‚ The title refers to the infamous plants in Amy Stewart’s latest book, which include include oleander, opium poppy, castor bean, and poison hemlock. Remarkably, […]

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Mulch, Mulch, Mulch!

mulch-Anne of Green Gardens

The word “mulch” can be a verb OR a noun. To clarify, let’s use them in a sentence. “I am mulching around my plants with shredded bark mulch.” Now, underline the noun and verb just for fun! (kinda takes you back to English class, doesn’t it?) Mulching serves several purposes.Ā Ā It helps conserve soil moisture by […]

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