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36190
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Made in the shade is a type of garden that can thrive without sunlight. Plants recommended by the author to cultivate in shade filled areas were Lungwort, Solomon’s Seal, Hosta, and Maidenhead Fern.
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36202
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John Tradescant the Younger is credited for finding plants such as the Virginia Creeper and Spiderwort, with the latter having his contribution reflected in its Latin name, Tradescantia virginiana. Along with being a popular garden plant, Spiderwort can be found in abandoned farms and homesteads, a testament to their former importance in agrarian life.
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36212
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An aspect of exploration that may not be included in history texts is the introduction of living things from other places into the land being explored, such as insects and plants. While they may be harmless, the author places emphasis on those considered invasive, or hitchhikers. The author noted that invasive plants and animals can inflict economic and environmental damage. Examples of invasive insects included Colorado potato beetle and Silverleaf whitefly. As for invasive plants, examples were Emerald ash borer and Crapemyrtle bark scale.
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36210
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Form follows function, a phrase associated with design, can be associated with gardening as well. Examples of conditions that will affect the form of the plant are amount and quality of light, water, and soil nutrients. Such factors can also impact the forms noted by the author: foundation planting, specimen plant, color or fragrance, or fun. Other factors that may impact form are personal preference and the relationship of one plant to another.
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