Wanted: Useful Plants for Lathrop Landscaping
By Barbara Walvoord
At Lathrop, new plants are always being installed and old plants replaced. Imagine that you are interviewing new plant candidates for your garden or other landscaped areas around you.
Today’s candidates include two alien plants that evolved in Asia but are currently found on both campuses (burning bush [Euonymus alata] and daylily (Hemerocallis ‘stella d’oro’] and two native plants that evolved in New England and are currently planted by a few residents in their cottage gardens (native highbush blueberry [Vaccinium corymbusum] and native butterfly weed [Asclepius tuberosa], a member of the milkweed family).
Interviewer: Do you look beautiful, and can you be kept looking neat? All plants: YES!
Interviewer: Do you need lots of water, herbicides, and fertilizer? All plants: Nope, not a lot.
Interviewer: Birds, bees, and butterflies are in decline. How can you help them? Continue reading Wanted: Useful Plants for Lathrop Landscaping