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Watering in
The application of water to a plant after planting it in order to settle the soil and eliminate air pockets.
 
Water-logged
The condition of soil that has poor aeration and overwatering.
 
Water sprouts
Rapidly growing shoots that arise from latent buds on branches or trunks.
 
Water stress
The condition whereby a plant loses water faster than absorbs it.
 
Weed
An uninvited and usually unattractive plant that surfaces in gardens. Usually seeds are delivered by winds, but not always.
 
Whorl
A group of three or more leaves or shoots, all emerging from a stem at a single node.
 
Woody
Producing hard rather than fleshy stems and having buds that survive above ground in winter.
 
 

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