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ATP Podcast #65: Xeriscaping in the GardenATP Podcast #65: Xeriscaping in the Garden
By dave, July 23, 2014

We took last week off but we're back and ready to talk about gardening. It's Xeriscaping Week at ATP and today we're going to dive down deep into the topic of xeriscaping. What is xeriscaping? Is it only for desert regions? Is it something that you can put into practice in your own garden? Find out in today's episode of the ATP podcast!

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The Magic in YarrowThe Magic in Yarrow
By Sharon, July 22, 2014

There was magic, she said, in the plants we gathered from the mountain. Magic plants had three reasons for living: They gave us food, they gave us medicine, and they gave us beauty. She said yarrow was truly magic because it was also a plant that could live with very little water. To me, the very best part about yarrow was that it was so old it had a story to tell. That made it even more magical. I loved Aunt Bett's stories.

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Some of My Favorite Xeriscape Plants Are Real StinkersSome of My Favorite Xeriscape Plants Are Real Stinkers
By SongofJoy, July 21, 2014

I love stapeliads, especially Stapelia gigantea. Some people say the blooms emit a terrible odor. Others say they can't smell them at all.

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Landscape or XeriscapeLandscape or Xeriscape
By Sharon, July 20, 2014

A few years ago if you had asked me what I thought when I heard the word "Xeriscape," I would have immediately said "Cactus and rocks." How little I knew and how quickly my mind was forever changed.

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The ATP Top 50 Xeriscapic PlantsThe ATP Top 50 Xeriscapic Plants
By dave, July 19, 2014

Does xeriscapic mean boring and dry looking? Absolutely not! You'll never believe what beautiful blooms are available for the non-irrigated landscape. Come in and see.

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Lily BeetlesLily Beetles
By pixie62560, July 18, 2014

I have tried everything organically (or so I thought) to get rid of the dreaded Red Lily Beetle. I have used chemicals in the past that have worked fine but left me with a guilty conscience. What am I harming?

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Vertical Herb GardenVertical Herb Garden
By beckygardener, July 16, 2014

Wooden pallets can be repurposed to make a functional and attractive vertical herb garden!

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Easy Protection from the Sun for Young or Sensitive PlantsEasy Protection from the Sun for Young or Sensitive Plants
By StaticAsh, July 15, 2014

Need a quick solution for protecting plants from harsh sun while they acclimate? Try shims!

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Keep Your Bed Clean, and Eat It Too!Keep Your Bed Clean, and Eat It Too!
By Gymgirl, July 14, 2014

Keeping your veggie bed clean will help stave off pests and disease, and it will turn those good clippings into nutritious meals!

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By RoseBlush1 on Jul 22, 2014 11:30 PM, concerning plant: Rose (Rosa 'Rainforest')

I almost shovel pruned 'Rainforest' last year (2013). It had been planted in a spot that got several hours of afternoon shade and was a one cane wonder after three years. I moved it to a center bed where it gets no afternoon shade and it is covered with blooms this year (2014) and has tripled in size. Since it has only been in that spot for one year, I don't know how large it will grow, but it certainly seems to be a happy rose.

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By ARoseblush on Jul 22, 2014 9:39 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Different Direction')

'Different Direction' is one of the biggest surprises in my garden. Planted last year but didn't bloom until 2 days ago. And today the 2nd blooms opened up. WOWZA!! This is what I call a knockout plant. You cannot miss it in the garden. The bloom measured over 8'' today. It's simply huge, and the colors of brilliant orange and yellow are outstanding. Pete Harry introduced this beauty 2 yrs ago, and I am so ecstatic I won it on the LA. Great plant in every respect.

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By Linneaj on Jul 22, 2014 6:22 AM, concerning plant: Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)

My raspberries are thornless, everbearing, and prolific. They spread from 2 plants that jumped the neighbor's fence and are now a 10 x 14 foot patch that I thin every year. In zone 5a, we have a huge crop from mid June through the end of July and a lesser crop with larger berries in October. I have no idea what "name" they had.

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By KentPfeiffer on Jul 21, 2014 7:10 PM, concerning plant: Cucumber (Cucumis sativus 'Iznik')

'Iznik' has relatively small fruit, but they are produced in abundance and the flavor is excellent. The flesh is sweet and the skin has no bitterness. One of my favorite varieties.

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By greene on Jul 21, 2014 5:47 PM, concerning plant: Texas Goatweed (Croton capitatus)

Also called Doveweed; an important food source for doves and quail.

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