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Keeping the Garden GroomedKeeping the Garden Groomed
By Paul2032, May 22, 2015

A little time committed to deadheading will keep the garden looking fresher and more appealing.

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Book Review: "Roses Without Chemicals" by Peter KukielskiBook Review: "Roses Without Chemicals" by Peter Kukielski
By MargieNY, May 21, 2015

The front cover of this book offers the synopsis: "150 disease-free varieties that will change the way you grow roses." I purchased this book because I wanted to be sucessful growing roses without the use of chemicals.

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Start Replacement Summer Squash Plants To Stay Ahead of Squash Vine BorersStart Replacement Summer Squash Plants To Stay Ahead of Squash Vine Borers
By Newyorkrita, May 20, 2015

One way to stay ahead of SVB damage is the practice of succession planting to keep your squash harvest going.

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Creating a Wall of SedumCreating a Wall of Sedum
By Cookies4kids, May 19, 2015

Creating a beautiful "green" wall in your yard is easy, and it adds a new dimension to your landscaping efforts.

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You Can and Should Grow LuffasYou Can and Should Grow Luffas
By dave, May 18, 2015

It's highly ornamental, bees love it, the fruit is edible and delicious, mature fruits have many household uses, and the plant is easy to grow. What's not to love?

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The May 2015 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!The May 2015 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
By dave, May 16, 2015

Time for another raffle, our biggest of the year. We have 9 companies this month, all providing great prizes. Step right up and buy your tickets! You have until Monday to enter!

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Irises Celebration Week Wrap UpIrises Celebration Week Wrap Up
By dave, May 15, 2015

In the past six days we had almost a thousand photos of irises posted to our database, along with about the same number of posts in the irises forum. Let's have a look at the best photos, along with who participated the most.

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Stop and Smell the IrisStop and Smell the Iris
By bennysplace, May 15, 2015

My ongoing love affair with the iris began when I worked for a small bank in what was once a small town. There was a separate building called the annex, where I would go to fix the staff's computers. One spring my stroll was rewarded with something magical.

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With All the Colors Available, Why Select a White Iris?With All the Colors Available, Why Select a White Iris?
By grannysgarden, May 14, 2015

According to many sources the iris takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species. If you can grow a flower in any color, or combination of colors, why grow a white one?

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The newest comments to the plant database:
By admin on May 21, 2015 2:03 PM, concerning plant: Iris (Iris 'Fine Fixin's')

Parentage: 08-618: (06-30, Din pollen parent, x 06-18: (04-355: (Elijah's Fire x 02-317: (99-465: (98-860: (95-410: (Pagan Pink x 93-444, Osay Canuc pod parent) x 95-338: (93-59: (Quick Pick x Shy Star) x Godsend)) x 97-727: (95-102: (Mind Reader x Deity) x Lightning Strike)) x 99-304: (95-110: (Gnu x All Aflutter) x Planet Janet))) x Lost and Found)) X Air of Mystery

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By admin on May 21, 2015 2:03 PM, concerning plant: Iris (Iris 'Cornbread n'Honey')

Parentage: GG 1138-B: (CC 759-A: (AA 1316-A: (N 502-FF, see Fashion Queen pod parent, x Gypsy Woman) x AA 674-A, Bold Fashion pod parent) x Conjuration) X KK 103-1: (FF 16-2: (AA 369-1: (S 186-B: (Master Touch x N 462, mixed seed) x Hello Darkness) x Thunder Spirit) x Twilight Blaze)

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By admin on May 21, 2015 2:03 PM, concerning plant: Iris (Iris 'Dylanger's Deal')

Parentage: Grapetizer X 08-489: (Dance Recital x 05-287: (02-14: (Fogbound x A-303, see Different Take) x 03-288: (01-224: (97-273: (Gnu x 94-91: (Cloud Ballet x Deity)) x 99-484, see Materialistic Mama) x 01-167: (Pieces of April x 97-479: (Lackawana x 95-94: (Deity x 91-345: (Blackout x Inaugural Ball)))))))

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By admin on May 21, 2015 2:03 PM, concerning plant: Iris (Iris 'Expatriation')

Parentage: 08-72: (06-10, Trash Talk sib, x 06-8: (04-587: (Stand in Awe x 02-238: (Abdul Unknown x A-558: (99-346: (Picante x Osay Canuc) x 98-398, see No Brainer))) x 03-364: (01-511: (99-487: (97-794: (95-92: (Ominous Stranger x 91-222: (Los Coyotes x Jitterbug)) x Harmonics)x 97-341C, see Western Ways)) x 95-114: (96-200: (Cheating Heart x Christopherson 04: (Spirit World x Gypsy Skirts)) x Gordon Rules) x 01-488: (Pucker Power x 99-784: (Brave New World x Armadillo Run))))) X Dallas Done Right

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By admin on May 21, 2015 2:03 PM, concerning plant: Iris (Iris 'Ona Roll')

Parentage: Sneak a Peak X 09-67: (Tomball x 07-173: (Pokin Around x 05-372: (03-180: (01-99: (99-282, Big Bad Bob pod parent, x 98-71: (Osay Canuc x 95-194: (Dauber's Delight x 93-442: (Amelia's Orchid x Stingray)))) x 01-172: (Ice for Brice x Comet Connie)) x 03-169: (Stand in Awe x A-481, see Toga Party))))

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