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Humidity, and Killing Two Birds...Humidity, and Killing Two Birds...
By dyzzypyxxy, March 7, 2015

So this week in Florida it has been dry . . you know we Floridians are used to nice, high humidity, and most of the time in winter it's even pretty good. But when a big cold front reaches down this far, the air gets mighty dry for us tropical folks and our tropical plants.

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ATP Podcast #81: The Veggies and Herbs You Should GrowATP Podcast #81: The Veggies and Herbs You Should Grow
By dave, March 6, 2015

Grow your own food to get the most bang for your buck!! Not just saving money but time and energy. We're going to talk about the easiest and most important edibles that you should consider growing this year.

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Air-LayeringAir-Layering
By drdawg, March 5, 2015

Often, we want to propagate a special or valuable plant but find seeds are hard, if not impossible, to find and/or have failed at rooting cuttings. Air-layering may be the answer to this problem.

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Bamboo Poles Make Instant TepeesBamboo Poles Make Instant Tepees
By Newyorkrita, March 4, 2015

Need a quick easy fix for those climbing peas or shorter vines? Simply use some bamboo stakes.

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No More Trenching!! -- Tool for Nearly Painless Irrigation Pipe InstallationNo More Trenching!! -- Tool for Nearly Painless Irrigation Pipe Installation
By evermorelawnless, March 3, 2015

After having installed several PVC-based irrigation systems in my Utah yards, there had to be a better way. There is, and I found it. This article describes a nearly painless way - using a tool that I invented - to install black poly irrigation pipe with little impact to the lawn or gardens. It's been an incredible sweat/labor-saver for me.

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Feedlot Panel ArborsFeedlot Panel Arbors
By beckygardener, March 2, 2015

Do you need an easy and inexpensive way to make sturdy and long-lasting arbors that can be used to grow most climbing plants? I've got just the project for you!

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Use a Palette Knife To Remove Seedlings for Potting UpUse a Palette Knife To Remove Seedlings for Potting Up
By abhege, March 1, 2015

Because it is flat and narrow, a palette knife can be a useful tool for seed starting.

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Brightly Colored Berries for Winter Beauty and Attracting Songbirds.Brightly Colored Berries for Winter Beauty and Attracting Songbirds.
By Newyorkrita, February 28, 2015

An easily accomplished way of adding interest and color to your winter garden is by planting winter fruiting shrubs.

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ATP Podcast #80: Seed Starting and Much MoreATP Podcast #80: Seed Starting and Much More
By dave, February 27, 2015

In this week's episode we talk all about our favorite techniques of seed starting, including the paper towel method. We also discuss important information: preventing damping off, soil selection, etc. Trish shares from her pinboard of bad ideas, and gives us an inspiring look at garden poppies.

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By jmorth on Mar 6, 2015 6:11 PM, concerning plant: Large Cupped Daffodil (Narcissus 'Canisp')

This classic much awarded all white large cupped daffodil bred in England by John Lea 45 years ago has an illustrious history in the world of daffodil breeding. Cansip has been utilized as a seed parent 19 times and as a pollen parent 17 times by breeders in America, England, and New Zealand. Last noted use was in 2007. From their efforts 19 new named daffodils were created (rest are numbered seedlings).

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By KentPfeiffer on Mar 6, 2015 4:25 PM, concerning plant: Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Bluet')

Registered as an Intermediate Iris, but considered to be a Tall Bearded Iris.

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By KentPfeiffer on Mar 6, 2015 12:27 PM, concerning plant: Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Assuerus')

Originally listed as an Intermediate Bearded Iris, now considered to be a Tall Bearded Iris.

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By KentPfeiffer on Mar 6, 2015 12:22 PM, concerning plant: Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Autumn Frost')

Although listed in the AIS 1939 Checklist as Tall Bearded Iris, Autumn Frost is considered to be an Intermediate Bearded Iris.

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By KentPfeiffer on Mar 6, 2015 12:14 PM, concerning plant: Arilbred Iris (Iris 'Azure Echo')

Originally registered as an Intermediate Bearded Iris, since reclassified as an Arilbred Iris.

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