Know Your Green Dragon: Arisaema Dracontium vs Pinellia Pedatisecta

Who wouldn’t want a green dragon in the garden? The problem is that some green dragons are native to North America (Arisaema dracontium) and others are not (Pinellia Pedatisecta). Pinellia is commonly sold as Arisaema dracontium, and since Pinellia is much more aggressive it can take over native areas after well intentioned gardeners plant it.

If you grow either of these plants, make sure you know which one you have.

There is nothing wrong with growing Pinellia in North America; just make sure you label it correctly, and don’t plant it in wild areas.

Know Your Green Dragon: Arisaema Dracontium vs Pinellia Pedatisecta
Know Your Green Dragon: Arisaema Dracontium ripe fruit, source: ozarkedgewildflowers

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Seed Exchange – A Great Way To Get Free Seed

A seed exchange is a great way to get free or low cost seed. It is also a way to get seed that you can’t buy anywhere else. For years now I have been using these services to expand my collection of plants and I just love them. One of the most enjoyable experiences in gardening is seeing a new species of plant flower for the first time.

So where are these great seed exchanges, you ask? This post provides a list of them.

Seed packages have just arrived from the ACS seed exchange
Seed packages have just arrived from the ACS seed exchange and it feels just like Christmas

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Spring Bulbs – Buying and Planting

It is fall and some gardeners are getting tired of their gardens. So what do they do? They go out and buy bulbs for spring flowers. For a true gardener there is always next year.

This post will walk you through the steps of how to buy bulbs and how to plant bulbs for a great spring garden.

Spring bulbs - Daffodils
Spring bulbs – Daffodils are squirrel proof, by Robert Pavlis

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