from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. thriving in a relatively acid environment; -- especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7

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  • adj. thriving in a relatively acidic environment (especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7)


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  • Apply sulfur to soils around acid-loving plants (Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Hollies and Dogwoods)

    March Gardening « Sugar Creek Gardens’ Blog

  • Then spread an organic fertilizer for acid-loving plants, such as Holly-tone made by Espoma.

    A spring shower of queries on stink bugs, shade trees, more

  • It is blended to create the perfect pH level for acid-loving plants without recourse to the teensiest drop of peat, and is naturally high in potash, too, to encourage great flowering.

    In the garden this week: Peat-free acid compost and tomatoes

  • Elizabeth Dean, co-owner of Wilkerson Mill Gardens, a Palmetto, Ga., nursery specializing in hydrangeas, says the easiest way to achieve blue is with organic fertilizer made for acid-loving plants such as hollies.

    Mad About Blue in the Garden

  • You can also cut off branches and place them over bare patches in your yard to retard soil erosion and to protect plants over the winter just remember that pine needles are acidic and should be reserved for acid-loving plants like rhododendrons or blueberries.

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  • Pine needles tend to increase the acidity of the soil so they work best around acid-loving plants such as rhododendrons and blueberries.


  • Well, what we think of as harsh is OK if you're an acid-loving shrimp.

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  • The flora of the site is of southern Alpine type with acid-loving plants on the volcanic rhyolitic north slope soils and lime-loving plants on the dolomitic and limestone dominated southern slopes.

    Monte San Giorgio, Switzerland

  • The less maritime communities occurring on Hirta are mainly a range of acid-loving species: poor submontane grassland and heaths consisting of ling and cottongrass Calluna vulgaris - Eriophorum vaginatum bog, extensive mixed Nardus-Calluna-Rhacomitrium lanuginosum heath with Luzula sylvatica grassland dominant on the summit of Conachair.

    St Kilda (Hirta) National Nature Reserve, United Kingdom

  • Grinspoon (ph) thinks there could be acid-loving microbes living inside those clouds.

    CNN Transcript Jun 7, 2004


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