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The joy of monocot/dicot complimentation

pretty arrangement
pretty arrangement
taken by Sara Wiggins

What is the difference between monocots and dicots? For that matter, what are they?  Simply, they are types or classifications of plants. Monocots having one seed leaf and the dicots having two. The monocot is distinguished by their parallel (straight) leaf veins. Quite a few of them have a long grassy-looking leaves. Where as, the dicot has venous or web-like leaf veins. This makes them a wonderful compliment to one another when sharing the same pot. During non-flowering stages, the use of both types of plants adds pizazz to otherwise boring green foliage. Using this combination will add dimension, variety, and excitement to the arrangement, which can be enjoyed by the expert and the novice.

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