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Soil pH
Friday February 21
Another aspect of soil that is important to consider is the pH, or the measure of the acidity. 
Drainage
Friday February 14
Drainage can be improved in very wet areas by tilling and adding organic matter to the soil, or by building raised beds. 
Slope
Friday February 07
Particle size is one influence on the drainage and moisture-holding properties of your soil; slope is another.
Soil
Friday January 24
Soil is made up of particles of different sizes. Sand particles are the largest. Water drains quickly from a sandy soil, and nutrients can quickly be washed away. Clay particles are the smallest, visible only through a microscope. Water penetrates clay very slowly, and drains away…
Shade Levels
Friday January 17
Buildings, trees, fences, the time of day, and the time of year influence the amount of light that gets unto your garde,. Light levels are often divided in to four categories for gardening purposes: full sun, partial shade (partial sun,) light shade, and full shade.

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Pussy Willow
Tuesday February 11
Pussy willow is a name given to many of the smaller species of the genus Salix (willows and sallows) when their furry catkins are young in early spring. 
Winter Aconite
Tuesday February 04
Winter aconite is a tuberous-rooted herbaceousperennial growing to 15 cm (6 in), with large (2–3 cm (1–1 in)), yellow, cup-shaped flowers held above a collar of 3 leaf-like bracts, appearing in late winter and early spring. The six sepals are bright yellow and petaloid, and the petals are in the form of tubular nectaries. There are numerous stamens and usually six unfused carpels. The fruit are follicles each containing several seeds. - Wikipedia
Japanese False Cypress
Tuesday January 28
Four species (C. lawsoniana, C. obtusa, C. pisifera, and C. thyoides) are of considerable importance as ornamental trees in horticulture; several hundred cultivars have been selected for various traits, including dwarf size, yellow, blue, silvery or variegated foliage, permanent retention of juvenile leaves, and thread-like shoots with reduced branching. In some areas, cultivation is limited by Phytophthora root rot diseases, with C. lawsoniana being particularly susceptible to P. lateralis. The wood is scented, and is highly valued, particularly in Japan, where it is used for temple construction. - Wikipedia
Vernal Witch-Hazel
Tuesday January 21
H. vernalis is valued in cultivation for its strongly scented flowers appearing in late winter, when little else is growing. Several cultivars have been selected, mainly for variation in flower color, including 'Carnea' (pink flowers), 'Red Imp' (petals red with orange tips), and 'Squib' (vivid yellow flowers). - Wikipedia
Kalanchoe
Tuesday January 14
Kalanchoe also written Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë, is a genus of about 125 species of tropical, succulent flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae, mainly native to Madagascar and tropical Africa. Kalanchoe was one of the first plants to be sent into space, sent on a resupply to the Soviet Salyut 1 space station in 1971. - Wikipedia

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