Plants are Social, So Why Do We Surround Them with Mulch?

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Ideastream's Amy Eddings, host of "Morning Edition" on 90.3 WCPN, noticed a funny thing on the way back from a recent trip to her local garden center.  All those plants she brought home end up spaced far apart in her garden beds.  "My mulch-to-plant ratio," she said, "is about 60-40!"  She visited the Cleveland Botanical Garden and consulted its head of horticultural exhibits, Cynthia Druckenbrod, for advice.

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