Posts Tagged: seed bank

Winter Garden Interlopers

Written by: Mary Petres

Hello fellow garden lovers!  During the cold dreary days of winter, it seems impossible that the lively days of spring are only weeks away. For the most part, the garden and its inhabitants (both flora and fauna) wait calmly in a place of dormancy. However, unbeknownst to many of us, winter weeds are happily growing amongst our dormant friends. I use the term “weed” loosely. Traditionally associated with unattractiveness,

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Friend or Foe? 

Author: Mary Petres

A weed is a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth, especially one that tends to overgrow or choke out more desirable plants. (Missouri Botanical Garden)

In our quest to maintain the gardens at Great Shiplock Park, the Low Line Gardens, and the Low Line Green without the use of herbicides, we use two main strategies. The first is to reduce the seed bank in the soil.

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