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Intensively managed landscapes, like those found in many public gardens, attempt to mitigate the impact of significant weather events through irrigation, improving soil characteristics, and mulching.
Seasonal color plants add to the beauty and ever-changing nature of the garden. These seasonal color plants each have different growing requirements, transportation distances, display durations, etc.
There is a soil-plant continuum—an ecological symbiosis—that is essential for the growth and sustainability of all vegetation.
As the pace of urban development increases, urban green spaces, and urban trees in particular, come in direct conflict with bulldozers and backhoes.
Today the leaders of public gardens are faced with many difficult decisions related to climate change, membership and audience development, change in historic character, and maintenance. Necessary contemporary