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Naturally
with P. Allen Smith
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When you arrive at P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm, you instantly know it’s tended by people who are passionate about the land, ecology, and working in harmony with nature. As a third generation nurseryman, Allen’s love for growing plants is deeply rooted in conservation
as well as inspiring and educating others to start their own gardens.
He encourages his fellow gardeners to
be good stewards of the land by planting varieties like those in his Platinum
Collection that will attract pollinators
and support a sustainable lifestyle.
See P. Allen Smith’s Platinum Collection at www.provenwinners.com/pas-collection.
Subscribe to P. Allen Smith’s Naturally e-magazine at www.issuu.com/pallensmith.
Create Beautiful, Yet Edible Spaces
By mixing flowers with edibles, gardeners with limited spaces can have their beauty and eat it, too! Even if there’s only room for containers or a small balcony garden, budding growers can create a space that is both functional and ornamental. To get the most bang for your buck, consider edible flowers like nasturtiums or marigolds. The possibilities are endless.
PLAYIN’ THE BLUES® Salvia and Cheese Peppers
LUSCIOUS® Marmalade Lantana and Eggplant
COLORBLAZE® KEYSTONE KOPPER® Coleus and Tomatoes
COLORBLAZE® ROYAL GLISSADE® and Cheese Peppers
COLORBLAZE® ROYAL GLISSADE® COLORBLAZE® LIME TIMETM Coleus and Chinese Eggplant and Tomatoes
COLORBLAZE® APPLE BRANDY® Coleus and Poblano Peppers
Mixing Platinum Plants with Edibles
Planting pollinator-friendly flowers along with edibles in the garden has the dual effect of adding beauty and attracting bees, butterflies, and other insects that will help edibles produce more fruits and vegetables.
Choosing plants that bloom longer and are disease resistant can help support the local ecosystem.
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