New buzz word

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  1. srvfantexasflood

    srvfantexasflood New Member

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    Here's a new buzz word for you.(no pun intended) Insectaries Garden or Insectaries Gardening. It is a phrase used to describe companion planting.
    I attended a lecture given by the director of horticulture at Powell Gardens, Alan Branhagen. Branhagen is also an Entomologist. He used the phrase several times when talking about a newly opened section, at Powell, called the Heartland Harvest Garden. http://www.powellgardens.org
    Here is a link to a small article talking about Powell Gardens and this terminology. http://features.csmonitor.com/gardening ... /#more-111
    The presentation went too quickly and I was unable to take notes on every companion planting example he gave. I was able to write down his companion plants for apple trees. Some are: wild roses, strawberries, anise hyssop, chives and mullein. Anise hyssop also pairs well with grapes. When combating peach tree borer, plant garlic amongst your peach trees.
    To further educate myself on this, I guess a trip to Powell Gardens is in order next year.
     
  2. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    Sounds fascinating! I've always been interested in this, and don't seem to have the knack to pair them myself. Thanks for the links!