Blue Lace Cap types and Pink macrophylla types
Gardening Trends in 2008
Save water by planting drought resistant plants. Succulents store water in their leaves.
These hardy types will survive outside in our gardens as well as tender types that can spend winters indoors with minimal water, even as little as once a month.
2. Garden with Native Perennials
Using plant communities to create an ecosystem that is self-sustaining by using Native Perennials developed by Roy Diblik of Northwinds Perennials. These perennials can be seen in the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. northwindperennialfarm.com
Featured Plants: Alium Summer Beatuy & Sporobolus Tara and Lurie Garden with Lythrum Alatum, Liatris Spicata & Echinacea
3. Organic based fertilizers Using less chemicals or chemical based products for plant nutrition and disease control
Organic based fertilizers with beneficial bacteria and mycorrhizae fungi:Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Plus $10.99/ 4 lb bag espoma.com PHC (Plant Health Care) $4.99/ 3oz/ 1inch trunk or 1 foot rootball CPR (Correct Planting Routine) $4.30/ 1lb bag biogreeninc.com Bradfield Luscious Lawn & Garden fertilizer $29.99/40# (no manure content, alfalfa based 3-1-5) Messenger Harpin Protein (a great natural "secret weapon") Boosts overall growth and production, Improves plant stamina & vigor, and strengthens a plant's resistance to diseases.
$27.00 / 9 x 0.12oz packets makes 9 gallons messenger.info produced by Eden Bioscience
Easy seed starting, good for indoors with children
Greenhouse kits, containing Burpee's Super Growing Pellets, just add water to expand, no mess (Burpee Seed Starting 36-cell/ $12.99 or 72-cell/ $29.99) burpee.com
Eco-Source Pots (made from rice hulls or coir) ecosourcehomeandgarden.com
Decomposes quickly in landfills or compost
Formulated to be durable and beautiful for 5 years inside or outside 5 different earth-tone colors from natural starches & pigments,
Priced from $ 3.99 to $18.99
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