What grows behind that wall?

By the 1830s, cities were stuffed with mouldering graves. The problem of overcrowded churchyards gave rise to a pleasing solution: the rural cemetery. Rural cemeteries were laid out as landscaped garden parks providing places for memorializing, reflecting, strolling and even sight-seeing. Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, ME, was the second of its kind in the United States. Follow me to see what grows behind that garden wall.

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Garden Tip Of The Week

I have a steep hill that runs down towards a lake. Water run-off is causing an erosion issue. I'm curious as to your opinion on the application of mondo grass. Second, I want to know how quickly these would need to be planted once they arrive.

Dwarf mondo grass is a slow-growing ground cover, so it won't stabilize the soil on the hill all by itself. You could install an erosion control blanket/mat and plant through it. You could plant a faster growing ground cover. To learn more, check out goGardenNow.blogspot.com.

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