Claytonias – miner’s lettuce, wood purslanes and spring beauties — Of Plums and Pignuts

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I have started to establish both pink purslane and miners’ lettuce in my garden.  Here’s a timely article on these useful edible shade-loving ground cover plants from Of Plums and Pignuts blog:

The Claytonias are a very useful group in the forest garden, being very palatable species whose natural habitat is woodland. Claytonia perfoliata, miners’ lettuce, is unusual in the genus in that it is an annual rather than a perennial. It is often grown in greenhouses in Britain as a winter salad, but it is much […]

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Let Plants Choose Their Destinies — Humane Gardener

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This post from the Humane Gardener is absolutely singing my song!  I love volunteers.  They are a gift.  Most of the time.  Enjoy reading …

“Right plant, right place” is a popular design mantra. But who’s in a better position to find the right place than the plants themselves? And why don’t we just let them? (Above:) A new book from Princeton Architectural Press, The Gardener Says, quotes one of my essays about a favorite topic: nurturing native plants that…

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