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Word of the Week: Cyme

Critical to the definition of a cyme is understanding that there are multiple flowers in the cluster, but the first one to open in the center is at the end of the main axis (peduncle or inflorescence stalk), and the others that bloom after it are from lateral buds coming off the peduncle. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Inflorescence

Some plants produce solitary flowers–one flower per stem. Others produce a cluster of flowers or inflorescences. They are grouped by the arrangement of flowers on the stalk and by the sequence of anthesis, or opening of the flower bud, which occurs in two forms, determinate and indeterminate. Continue reading

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Planning for the Red, White, and Blue: Part 2

Interested in planting your own red, white and blue garden to bloom this July? Enjoy this article by Mary Free that includes plants from the MGNV demonstration and other gardens on or around July 4 which are actually coloring the landscape red, white, and blue. Continue reading

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