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Beautiful Lamb's EarsBeautiful Lamb's Ears
By SongofJoy, July 25, 2014

One of my favorite foliage plants is the 'Silver Carpet' variety of Lamb's Ears (Stachys byzantina). It's tough and semi-drought-tolerant.

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Indoor Cactus Gardening 101Indoor Cactus Gardening 101
By kararenee, July 24, 2014

A beginner's guide to growing cacti and succulents indoors.

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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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By chalyse on Jul 24, 2014 12:03 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Highland Lord')

Highland Lord started out as a healthy plant years ago in our gardens, but gradually lost vigor and dwindled down, along with other narrower-leaf type daylilies that consistently under-perform in summer temps above 90-100 in our zone 9b. Just not enough vigor in the leaves to support more gain than loss, and not an appropriate cultivar for use in a drought tolerant hybridization program. A real shame as it looks in photos like it would have a pleasing flower. Developmentally delayed bloomer at best, progenitor of downward spiraling at worst, it will be replaced with a wider leaf cultivar.

A recommended alternative tet for 9b would include Party Popper which, though it unfortunately takes a year to stabilize color, has a fresh blend of red to pass on, and has proven to be a great garden performer and pod parent. For home display gardens, the dip Double Red Royal is a standout stand-in in 9b. Though it displays closer to the purple end of the red spectrum here, it does so with a hearty and velvety substance.


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By 4susiesjoy on Jul 23, 2014 8:34 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Cerulean Warbler')

This daylily is an early morning opener even on colder days. Its colors are very bright and attention getting when it first opens, but by midday it has faded to a pale version of its earlier self. Still very attractive even then, however.

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By gardengus on Jul 23, 2014 6:09 PM, concerning plant: Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo 'Genovese')

Every bit as tasty and productive as the green type, but much more colorful and with a more tender skin, I believe. Very pleased with this variety. I will grow this again.

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By Dayjillymo on Jul 23, 2014 2:57 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'In Search of Angels')

In Search of Angels has been quite a pleasant surprise for me. It has grown well and its blooms are a much more vibrant, more exciting shade of rose than I imagined it to be. Photos I have seen do not do it justice. I have used its pollen this year, and some early pods are developing. I am very happy with this plant. Zone 5.

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By Dayjillymo on Jul 23, 2014 2:55 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Gripping Power')

Gripping Power came as a double fan plant and very nearly died its first year. I thought it was dead, but it revived and grew in the spring. It was very short, perhaps only 14 inches tall that first bloom season, and I was not happy with it, but this year is a completely different story. It grew well, increased well, and grew as it should. Blooms were big and beautiful and the plants were much taller, with dark green leaves. Overall, this plant recovered from a rotten first year and has become a very nice plant for me. Zone 5.

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