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Horticulture Notes

Horticulture Notes - Horticulture Notes Tuesday April 1st...

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Horticulture Notes Tuesday April 1 st and Thursday April 3rd Media for Containerized Plants Functions o Anchorage, support, source of nutrients, water and air Requirements o Free of toxic substances and toxic organisms o Uniform, reproducible, readily available, relatively inexpensive Components o Pine bark (backbone), sand (adds weight), peat (adds water retention), perlite (adds air space) Containers o Drainage holes!!! o Weight o Shape (wider at the top than at the base) o Color (want a lighter color pot) What is a rain garden?? – Constructed in the garden that is designed to catch rain and runoff water Goals for a rain garden o Encourage water to enter soil o Discourage runoff Especially into storm water collections Runoff = Water that moves across the surface of the soil and causes erosion o Use rainfall to grow plants o Filter any water that does enter storm water collection How does a rain garden work? Filtration bed
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