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Plant and Tree Profiles

This resource section contain member provided profiles of trees and plants that work well in our area.

17

Feb

2013

Asclepias sp. "Milkweed"

A. speciosa, fascicularis

Author: Redurth
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27

Jan

2013

Comfrey

Symphytum officinale

Comfrey (also comphrey) is an important herb in Permaculture Gardening. It is used as a fertilizer, mineral accumulator, guild plant for fruit trees and as an herbal medicine.

The main species used now is Symphytum × uplandicum or Russian comfrey, a hybrid between Symphytum officinale (common comfrey) and Symphytum asperum (rough comfrey).

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18

Jan

2013

Perennial Vegetables - Cold/Temperate Zone 4-7

List from Eric Toensmeier's book "Perennial Vegetables"

This list was found on Eric Toensmeier's website : www.PerennialVegetables.org

Cold Temperate: East, Midwest, and Mountain West

This is a large and highly populated region covering much the eastern and central United States, as well as much of the warmer parts of Canada. This region corresponds with USDA Zones 4–7, and Sunset Zones 2–4, 6, 11, and 32–43.

From the website you can explore other zones.

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13

Jan

2013

Mighty Mustard

Really Spicy Mustard

Author: Anonym

Two varieties of Mustard developed on the Palouse for chemical-free weed suppression and some pest control.

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13

Jan

2013

Siberian Pea Shrub

Caragana arborescens

Author: Cara
Siberian Pea-shrub is an especially useful plant for permaculture installations.  Because of its nitrogen-fixing capacity, it is valued as a guild plant for fruit trees as it provides longterm nitrogen to those plants in its immediate vacinity.  Additionally, it is rapid growing and reproduces readily.  Visit the links in the expanded article for pictures and lots more information.
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