Plants Featured in this Clip
Passiflora incarnata (Passionflower) 'Maypop'
Rubus idaeus (Everbearing Raspberry) 'Heritage'
Poncirus trifoliate (Hardy Orange) 'Flying Dragon'
- Passion vine is chemically protected by cyanogenic glycosides which prevent most plant -eating insects from feeding. Yet it is the main host for the gulf fritillary butterfly.
- Buckwheat suppresses weeds and attracts beneficial insects and pollinators with its abundant blossoms.
- Crimson clover is a legume, therefore it adds to the nitrogen pool through nitrogen fixation. The clover is also an erosion preventer.
- An herb spiral is a permaculture technique used as a way of growing a wide range of herbs with various moisture/light requirements in a relatively small area. Key: Hugelkultur (hill culture or mound culture.