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Companion Planting Provides a More Natural Environment for Plants to Thrive In
by Chip Phelan

Companion planting is a highly effective technique for organic gardeners. From controlling pests naturally to improving the flavor of your vegetables, companion planting is an easy and environmentally friendly way to manage your organic garden.

If you look closely at the natural landscape, you’ll never see a large area populated by a single species. Why then would it make sense to plant a single crop in a field or in a section of your garden? It doesn’t. Companion planting makes a lot of sense. Read full text...


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Banana Swap
UK banana-growing enthusiast offers to swap seeds with others in Europe. Photos of seed and an encyclopedia entry for Musa ingens, the primary seed type offered for swap.
Croatian gardener offers information about cultivating bougainvilleas. Features a gallery of various cultivars, as well as a selection of other tropical plant species. Site available in English and Croatian.
Claines Canna Collection
Features large collection of tropical canna lilies, both species and cultivars. Photos and general information.
Resource for growing exotic and tropical looking plants in many kinds of climates. The site offers descriptions of many plants, discussion groups, and links to other resources.
Cycad International
Cycad growers and exporters, offering extensive information on the various genuses with images, as well as landscaping suggestions.
Epiphytic Plant Research and Information Center
Information about the foundation, free newsletter and other resources, and an extensive photo gallery.
Farmers Bookshelf
Information system of tropical and other crops in Hawaii. Ginger
Informational page about this perennial tropical herb, providing history, cultivation and propagation notes, and culinary and medicinal uses.
Phoenix Tropicals
Growing tropical plants in the Arizona desert: tips, photos, cultural information, and personal comments for several categories of tropicals.
Provides free information on caring for indoor tropical house plants. Also includes a weekly e-zine featuring a plant care tip of the week.

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