Monthly Archives:: November 2002

White Oaks

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I have an old white oak near the road in front of my house. I’d like some suggestions about various native plants that could grow under that tree, including ground covers, low growing plants, and small shrubs. Thanks! — Linda of Grand Rapids, MI

Southwest plants

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We would be interested in knowing what plants might be most appropriate for the Denver, CO area that don’t require water. There presently is a moratorium on using water for plants and cars. Water must be saved for people. – Hans of Denver, CO

Gall-of-the-Earth

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Does anyone have information on whether Prenanthes trifoliata is a separate species from P. alba. And how did the name Gall-of-the-Earth originate? It would be a pity to discover that such a splendid name has no species to attach itself to! — Peter of Birmingham, MI

Prehistoric Plants

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My nine-year old son sprang on me the idea of making a garden of plants from the Cretaceous period. I’m thinking of creating a garden path that goes backward in time. Does anyone know of a resource that identifies how long ago current plants and wildflowers originated, or discusses paleobotany in terms useful to gardeners? more »