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More Room To Hang PlantsMore Room To Hang Plants
By SarasotaPatty, July 3, 2015

With almost 200 orchids and lots of other plants, I am always running out of room and looking for creative ways to hang more plants.

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ATP Podcast #91: Crepe MyrtlesATP Podcast #91: Crepe Myrtles
By dave, July 2, 2015

There is no flowering shrub in the south that is more ubiquitous and more loved than the mighty crepe myrtle, and that's what we're going to talk about on this episode. Dave will share the history, talk about the new exciting cultivars, and share tips on how to grow it.

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Cypress Vine and Cardinal Climber Attract HummingbirdsCypress Vine and Cardinal Climber Attract Hummingbirds
By Newyorkrita, July 1, 2015

It's what every garden needs: a climbing plant that attracts hummingbirds.

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Announcing the winners of the June 2015 Not-a-Raffle Raffle!Announcing the winners of the June 2015 Not-a-Raffle Raffle!
By dave, June 30, 2015

Let's hold our drawing and see who won!

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Wild Iris RowsWild Iris Rows
By Sharon, June 29, 2015

I stood on a little knoll and looked around me. It was like nothing I'd ever seen, acres and acres of color spread out like a treasured old patchwork quilt made of random shapes and sizes. It was pieced together with strips of green and shades of brown that gently covered the rolling hills. It was an iris farm and every plant seemed to be blooming in glorious color!

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Use a Hose To Spray Off Pests the Organic WayUse a Hose To Spray Off Pests the Organic Way
By Boopaints, June 28, 2015

Use the hose to spray vines off in the early mornings. It helps get rid of pests without having to use chemicals.

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Growing Fuchsias as StandardsGrowing Fuchsias as Standards
By midnight21, June 27, 2015

Start with a cutting that still has its growing tip. Put in a small cane to support it as it grows. Keep potting on so that it does not get pot-bound.

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Hostas Celebration Week Wrap UpHostas Celebration Week Wrap Up
By dave, June 26, 2015

Hostas week is at an end and we had a lot of fun. Let's take a look at some of the highlights of the event.

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Hosta Information and Growing TipsHosta Information and Growing Tips
By Trish, June 25, 2015

Fun, interesting, and helpful tidbits about Hostas.

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The newest comments to the plant database:
By MLewis on Jul 3, 2015 11:20 AM, concerning plant: Snow Plant (Sarcodes sanguinea)

Sarcodes is a parasitic plant that lacks chlorophyll and lives via a symbiotic relationship between the plant and native fungi. Sarcodes fixes carbon for the fungi, and gets nutrients it lacks in return.

Only visible in bloom, the bright red you see is just the inflorescence. Bloom time is late spring to early summer.

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By MissyPenny on Jul 3, 2015 10:06 AM, concerning plant: Pizza Thyme (Thymus nummularius)

This aromatic hybrid herb is flavorsome: delightful for use in tomato dishes or as a garnish.
I have had fine results drying the glossy leaves and stems and using the crushed herb as a seasoning in breads and on baked squash.
Quite easy to grow. Mine is in full sun, here in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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By dave on Jul 3, 2015 8:17 AM, concerning plant: Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia Bradberry Wine™)

From the patent: "...upright to somewhat outwardly spreading plant habit; freely branching habit; dark green-colored leaves; large inflorescences with showy red purple-colored flowers; resistance to Powdery Mildew; and good garden performance."

https://www.google.com/patents/USPP20926

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By Dinu on Jul 2, 2015 10:52 PM, concerning plant: Bael Fruit (Aegle marmelos)

A juice prepared from the pulp is known to be of high medicinal value. The tree is dedicated to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva, and in Shiva temples in India the ritual of offering the trifoliate leaves is considered very holy. This importance appears to be due to the medicinal properties of the entire tree, seed, fruit, bark, root, and leaf.

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By plantrob on Jul 1, 2015 8:32 PM, concerning plant: Chinese Green Dragon (Pinellia pedatisecta)

Quite the spreader - it seems like every seed it sets grows into a plant, and some pop up in unusual places, including spots in full sun, where they do fine despite their reputation as a shade plant. They quickly grow a small bulb, which grows into a large flattened bulb over the course of a few years. While I like them, they've gotten out of hand in a few garden areas, so I treat them with caution these days.

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