planting

noun
plant·​ing | \ˈplan-tiŋ \

Definition of planting 

: an area where plants are grown for commercial or decorative purposes also : the plants grown in such an area

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The Duffners bought their home in 2002 and began landscaping that included planting beds, two small ponds, pathways and seating areas. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "Turf war: Court says Missouri couple must plant grass, even though wife is allergic | The Kansas City Star," 2 Apr. 2018 Amend Your Soil Well-draining soil is critical once the winter rain (hopefully) begins, so amend all new planting beds with generous amounts of rich compost. Sunset, "10 Fall Gardening Chores to Prep for Winter," 22 Jan. 2018 Prepare a planting bed for your asparagus, like this simple raised bed, that's about 4 feet wide by removing all perennial weeds and roots and digging in plenty of aged manure or compost. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Asparagus," 6 Mar. 2017 There is the same partiality for native plantings, plus plants that thrive in briny air, and other landscaping tricks to support resilience; the platform on which much of the park is built is ready for the next flood. Julie V. Iovine, WSJ, "Sweet Design on the Brooklyn Waterfront," 30 June 2018 The commemorations, which began on Wednesday, will include a silent walk, multi-faith service and tree-planting. Jane Onyanga-omara, USA TODAY, "One year later, Britain remembers Grenfell Tower fire, country's deadliest tragedy since World War II," 13 June 2018 Bear in mind, though, that plantings that prioritize leaf ornament and texture above flower show offer stronger designs while being easier to maintain. Adrian Higgins, sacbee, "Container culture – these pots do lots | The Sacramento Bee," 11 May 2018 Tree-planting is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and registration begins at 8 a.m., near the playground, followed by a tree planting demonstration. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Group learns about area's first African-Amer. homesteader," 25 Apr. 2018 Near the gate, a pergola with support posts that look like tree trunks in concrete; all around, plantings, some of them meant for eating (like the espaliered apple tree). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dining patios proliferate around Milwaukee; a look at some new ones for 2018," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of planting

1535, in the meaning defined above

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