bract (brăkt) A leaflike or scalelike plant part, usually small, sometimes showy or brightly colored, and located just below a flower, a flower stalk, or an inflorescence.   Bract – Dogwood
Planting Bare Root Trees and Shrubs

Planting Bare Root Trees and Shrubs

Step-by-Step Process: Keep roots of bare root trees and shrubs moist and protected at all times prior to planting. Prepare planting hole for each plant before removing it from it’s protected, moist site. Using a spade or other means of digging, prepare a hole...


se·pal (sē’pəl) One of the separate, usually green parts forming the calyx of a flower. image source: Flickr user Muffin

Common Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Common Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) A neat shrub/groundcover of trailing habit (2-12″ high), and with flowers resembling those of the Arbutus, but much smaller. The leaves are entire, dark green in color, and about an inch long, and obovate or oblong in...


ca·lyx (kā’lĭks, kăl’ĭks) Collectively, the sepals of a flower.