Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens
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The Power of Gardening for Wildlife
 

The Power of Gardening for Wildlife

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Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to How I Learned to Be an Imperfect Gardener
2009: Money IssuesI have a confession to make — in one day I spent $1,000 at a local nursery. I loaded up two to three carts’ worth of plants, buying the biggest pots they had. It was foolhardy, but I wanted a garden ASAP and wasn’t willing to wait on seeds or seedlings. This was a mistake. Those larger plants didn’t grow any faster than seedlings that would sprout on their own over the years. I once bought what I called a Charlie Brown tree for $5 on fall clearance at a big-box store — it was scraggly and sickly, but I felt so bad for it, dying on the hot pavement. Four years later it’s as tall as the same species of tree I planted at the same time that came in a 20-gallon container. Save money and water and transplant stress. Buy smaller pots. Even grow your own plants from seed.

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V Consulting added this to Valli's Outdoor Ideabook
January 2, 2015
According to Ben, plant trees and shrubs first, they create the bones of the garden, pay attention to what wants to be there, what feeds there, what provides shelter food
belindaray added this to plants
August 9, 2014
I have a confession to make — in one day I spent $1,000 at a local nursery. I loaded up two to three carts’ worth of plants, buying the biggest pots they had. It was foolhardy, but I wanted a garden ASAP and wasn’t willing to wait on seeds or seedlings. This was a mistake. Those larger plants didn’t grow any faster than seedlings that would sprout on their own over the years. I once bought what I called a Charlie Brown tree for $5 on fall clearance at a big-box store — it was scraggly and sickly, but I felt so bad for it, dying on the hot pavement. Four years later it’s as tall as the same species of tree I planted at the same time that came in a 20-gallon container. Save money and water and transplant stress. Buy smaller pots. Even grow your own plants from seed.
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January 23, 2014
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December 8, 2013
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December 3, 2013
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December 1, 2013
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November 30, 2013
Natural look, colors, textures, natural rock path, urn water feature
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November 28, 2013
Upper garden idea
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November 25, 2013
2009
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November 25, 2013
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November 24, 2013
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November 24, 2013
embraces nature
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November 24, 2013
Nice and casual
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November 24, 2013
the whole idea
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November 24, 2013
CREATIONS JARDINS : Pour la jarre d'où jaillit l'eau
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yes yes
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