What we’re reading: Using less plastic, houseplant apps and more

Posted on: May 26, 2019 | Written By: Everybody Gardens | Comments

There are plenty of fascinating reads in the world of gardening. The stories stretch from how to use less plastic in the garden to the year’s top flower at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Read on to find out more.

How to use less plastic

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If you’re looking to use less plastic in the garden, this article offers some helpful pointers, like skipping the bags of compost from your garden center and ordering in bulk instead.

Source: Treehugger

The Planthunter

 

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Georgina Reid is involved with an Instagram called The Planthunter. The landscape designer/writer’s community of designers and artists have created a space to delve deeper into our relationship with gardening.

Source: Landscape Architecture Magazine

Houseplant app

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Millennials are helping to lead the houseplant revival that’s sweeping the nation. This smartphone generation is also getting help with keeping their plants alive with apps that issue reminders for everything from watering to getting the right amount of light.

Source: The Ringer

Chelsea Flower Show

 

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The Sedum Takesimense Atlantis (‘Nonsitnal’) was named the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year at the 2019 show.

Source: House Beautiful

Buying ladybugs

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You’re better off encouraging native ladybugs to visit your garden to manage pests rather than buying ladybugs harvested from the wild.

Source: Treehugger

Pollinator Partners

The new Westmoreland Pollinator Partners are a group of nonprofits, schools and community gardens dedicated to promoting, protecting and preserving pollinators and their habitats.

Source: TribLive.com

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