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  • Edible Garden Video

    March 30, 2010
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    TBG Horticulturist Matt Ross and Mary Machon of Bensell’s Greenhouse discuss adding some fun and interesting items to your edible garden. Who knew growing peanuts was that easy!

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  • What’s in Bloom?

    March 19, 2010
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    One of the earliest northern shrubs to flower is the American Hazelnut or Filbert (Corylus americana). The American Hazelnut is a monoecious plant, meaning that it has distinct male and female flowers on the same plant.

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  • Creating your own hypertuffa can be a rewarding process. The look of concrete or natural stone can be imitated using a mixture of simple ingredients that allow the material to be molded to a desired shape. The mixture can also be sculpted during the curing process. Several retail garden centers sells hypertuffa planters for use […]

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    Dead Nettle (Lamium sp.) mixed with Copperleaf (Aclypha) provide an amazing contrast in texture while the Sonic New Guinea Impatien (Impatien ‘Sonic Orange’) provides a dramatic year round flower power. During the course of the season the dead nettle will trail over the edge of the homeade planter. The container itself is a painted apple bushel that was lined with a semi-permeable membrane and painted by one of TBG’s youngest volunteers. The container may last for one to two years before breaking down.

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  • At Toledo Botanical Garden, the 2009 displays featured the integration of a wide range of plant material including red acre cabbage (Brassica oleracea ‘Red Acre’), pink pilea (Pilea macrophylla ‘Pink’), persian shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus), and coral berry (Ardisia crenata). After the success of these non-traditional plant selections, we are expanding our plant palette even more in 2010, with a wide range of plants that can be used in a multitude of ways to bring some excitement to your planters.

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