Monthly Archives: September 2010

Plant Names and Why They Matter

“Most of us are bored with gossip and photographs of people we do not know. The beginner feels the same way about plants”[1] … The plant scene becomes more interesting when you understand the cast of characters a bit. To develop relationships with the plant players, you will want to get to know them as […]

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Plants as Beings

Plants are such dynamic living beings that ‘It’ just never seems to me to be the right pronoun to use in conversational and prose references. As one Horticulturally minded friend has said,  “referring to a plant as ‘It’ is absolutely Rude” For fun, try referring to particular plants, shrubs and trees too, as ‘he or […]

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Growing Your Own Moss: Some Tricks to Know

GROWING  MOSS If you have Moss and you want to encourage it, or you are bringing some into your land… Choose or create an ecology like the one in which your moss was originally thriving. Look for clues as to the favored habitat of your particular candidates. Think about the soil and exposure around each […]

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Mosses You are Likely to Meet

 Mosses You are Likely to Meet Accurately labeled, this display identifies many of the prevalent resident mosses of New England so that they can introduce themselves to you. Once you know the name of the kind you are curious about, you can find out more about it with the help of Google. I wanted you […]

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