This garden is designed very well but it is also irrigated very well. They try to use plants that are drought tolerant and tolerant of
Ohio's conditions, however they do have to ensure survival, especially during establishment. These plants were planted in September, in
order for them to be hardy enough for winter the roots needed to be well established. They use a pop up sprinkler which is an industry
standard. They must be pop up to get over the foliage but they also must be low to the ground, otherwise their snow plows would shear them
off. An intelligent use of water.
By Tim Wood, Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs Photographs courtesy of Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs
People are becoming more aware of the threat of invasive species that can alter our native ecosystems. Because of that scientists, horticulturists, farmers and gardeners are working to produce well-behaved, environmentally friendly plants that are not invasive threats like their parents. For an interesting article by Tim Wood.
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