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M Glossary of Terms

Mealybug—White fuzzy insect closely related to scale. It may appear singly or in groups on branches or twigs.

Monoecious—Male and female flowers on the same plant.

Mulch—Material placed on top of the soil which serves to reduce or prevent weed growth, insulate soil from drastic temperature changes, reduce moisture loss, and enhance the appearance of the bed. Peat moss, compost, bark, sawdust, straw, and leaves are examples of mulch.

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