This easy-to-use glossary will help you translate and define some of the botanical, horticultural and landscaping terms used on this site.
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Livestock dung used as an organic fertilizer, rich in nitrogen.
The midrib of a blossom segment or leaf is the principal vein that runs the length of the segment. A raised midrib is one that is noticeably elevated from the surface on either side of the midrib. Hybridizers generally regard raised midribs as a desirable aesthetic attribute of a blossom.
MIDSEASON BLOOMING (DAYLILIES)
Tends to flower in midseason, typically in mid-July.
One of three blossom sizes used to classify daylilies. A miniature has a blossom diameter of less than three inches. The term miniature does not describe scape height, which may be any length from short to tall. Distinctly short daylilies are referred to as dwarfs.
Any material spread on the soil surface to conserve moisture, check weed growth, and protect the plant from excessive heat or cold.