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Old 04-04-2015, 03:15 PM   #1
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The Chickadee’s Guide to Gardening
In Your Garden, Choose Plants That Help the Environment

By DOUGLAS W. TALLAMY
MARCH 11, 2015
The New York Times
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OXFORD, Pa. — I GREW up thinking little of plants. I was interested in snakes and turtles, then insects and, eventually, birds. Now I like plants. But I still like the life they create even more.
Plants are as close to biological miracles as a scientist could dare admit. After all, they allow us, and nearly every other species, to eat sunlight, ...
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Last summer I did a simple experiment at home to measure just how different the plants we use for landscaping can be in supporting local animals. ...
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Why such huge differences? It’s simple: Plants don’t want to be eaten, so they have loaded their tissues with nasty chemicals that would kill most insects if eaten. ...
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But there are serious ecological consequences to such choices, and another exercise you can do at home makes them clear. ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/11/opinion/in-your-garden-choose-plants-that-help-the-environment.html?ref=opinion&_r=1
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:30 AM   #2
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Great snippets that really summarize what the general public needs to know.

Gonna open the link to read it in its entirety now.

Thanks for sharing, Cirsium.
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