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Pick Beans in the ShadePick Beans in the Shade
By chickhill, May 26, 2015

Cattle feedlot panels make a wonderful bean trellis for your vining vegetables. Pole beans and cucumbers are what we grow on ours.

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Sleeping Among the PoppiesSleeping Among the Poppies
By bennysplace, May 25, 2015

Rising from the ground in spring with its droopy fuzzy head, the corn poppy begins to work its magic. Seeds from last year’s crop remained silent through the winter and now this simple yet mysterious flower will capture the gardener’s imagination once again.

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Showy Mexican SunflowersShowy Mexican Sunflowers
By Newyorkrita, May 24, 2015

Mexican Sunflowers attract butterflies, honeybees, goldfinches, and hummingbirds to the garden. They are easily grown by seed, so give them a try in your garden this year!

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We're Celebrating Peonies!We're Celebrating Peonies!
By dave, May 23, 2015

We open the Peonies Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars in our peonies database. Join us as we spend the week celebrating these wonderful blooms.

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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 newest comments to the plant database:
By farmerdill on May 25, 2015 8:09 AM, concerning plant: Snap Bean (String (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Landreth Stringless')

A 19th century snap bean that is still around. Does reasonably well here, although yields are low compared to modern varieties. Controls were Amethyst and Igloo. Landreth was about 5 days earlier but less than half the yield per plant. Flavor is good.

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By critterologist on May 24, 2015 4:30 PM, concerning plant: Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt')

I cut a bloom from 'Sarah B' to bring into the house this afternoon. The scent is intoxicating, sweet but not musky, a lovely floral perfume. My little row of peonies is getting too much shade this year (something I can correct with a little pruning of the willows on either side of the bed), but 'Sarah B' bloomed anyway! My neighbor has a peony growing very happily by her south-facing foundation... pretty sure it's also 'Sarah B', and it's huge this year, at least 4 feet across and covered with blooms!

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By kidfishing on May 24, 2015 12:14 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Fancy Face')

Fancy Face has perfect blooms every time, and it is also a good increaser.
This is one of my favorite daylilies.
Overall, a great daylily.

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By Marilyn on May 23, 2015 11:20 PM, concerning plant: Turkish Mountain Sage (Salvia hypargeia)

Prefers soil that is gritty and has sharp drainage and low fertility.

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By LizinElizabeth on May 23, 2015 5:29 PM, concerning plant: Peony (Paeonia 'Nosegay')

This is a very tough little peony! It started opening just before we had a very heavy snow storm this Mother's Day, followed by several nights of below-freezing temps. Most of the other varieties had some damage, but not Nosegay. I highly recommend this variety if you live in an area with late spring freezes.

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