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Weird plants from New Zealand #2: Leafless Mahoe

10-10-2010 06:01 AM by daltxguy | 6 comments »

The Leafless Mahoe ( Melicytus Flexuosus – in the violet family) embodies everything that is interesting about New Zealand history, evolution, colonization. It is a threatened species, endemic to New Zealand. Found in very few places even in New Zealand, it is actually native to my current home town, Murchison and the river basins which surround it ( Murchison is at the confluence of 4 rivers ). It is what is known as a Frost Flat Shrubland plant. It can take a beating. It live...

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Planting & Landscaping #10: Peach and Plum Trees Planted.

06-05-2008 10:35 PM by Scott Hildenbrand | 7 comments »

I don’t have any pictures of the process but it was pretty straight forward. Dig a hole Knock dirt apart in wheelbarrow Mix 50/50 with compost Place tree in hole Backfill keeping crown high, leaving 1” space Cover with pure compost Lay down cardboard Mulch That sums up my evening adventure. I’ll take a few snaps tomorrow at some point in time and post them up.

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Look Up Your Plant Hardiness Zone Here

01-30-2008 10:21 AM by gardenmentor | 9 comments »

I saw a post earlier asking “where our advice is coming from”. Part of the discussion suggested we list our hardiness zones to help out. A few weeks ago I donated to While on their website, I found a hardiness zone look up. This will work for those of you with US Zipcodes. Those of you outside the US might contact request a tool that works for your location. Keep in mind that these zones are based on your zip code only, so your micro-climate probably ...

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Planning an Annual Vegetable Garden

01-26-2008 10:43 AM by gardenmentor | 1 comment »

Seeds? Starts? When? What? Why? How? These are just a few of the many questions I get about vegetable gardening. Learn more about my thoughts on starting vegetables here: If you’re in the greater Seattle area, this post will also help you find a few great plant sales for edibles and ornamentals in spring.

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