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February's Flower: Violas (Violets and Pansies)February's Flower: Violas (Violets and Pansies)
By dave, February 1, 2016

February's Birth Flower is Violets. Let's learn about these dainty little spring blooming plants.

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The Top 10 Hand Tools Every Gardener NeedsThe Top 10 Hand Tools Every Gardener Needs
By Trish, January 29, 2016

We put the question to our members: what's your favorite hand tools? They responded with all their favorites, and after combing through all the nominations we now present the list of the top hand tools from the ATP members!

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Tell us your Favorite Shade PlantsTell us your Favorite Shade Plants
By dave, January 20, 2016

We're putting together a list of the ATP members' favorite shade plants! Come on in and read how to nominate your favorites! We will later publish a final article on the top picks.

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Tell us your Favorite Hand ToolsTell us your Favorite Hand Tools
By dave, January 11, 2016

We're putting together a list of the ATP members' favorite hand tools. Nominate your favorite tools this week, and soon afterwards we will have a special vote where the members will decide which are the ATP Favorite Hand Tools. This is going to be a fun activity.

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Post your Multi-Plant PhotosPost your Multi-Plant Photos
By dave, January 4, 2016

In an effort to promote our Multi-Plant Photos feature, Paul2032 is giving bonus acorns to the next 10 different members who post a photo to this area of the site. Update: The activity is now over!

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Three Group Seed Swaps You Should Check OutThree Group Seed Swaps You Should Check Out
By dave, December 21, 2015

There are three group seed swaps currently recruiting members. The idea is that a large group of members get together, and each person lists the seeds they have. They then each call dibs on each other's seeds and at the end each person mails what was dibbed to a central person, who then mails each person's items back out. It's a fantastic way to get a huge amount of new seeds. Click to find out more!

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The Contest is Over! Associating Forum Images with Plants was a Huge Success!The Contest is Over! Associating Forum Images with Plants was a Huge Success!
By dave, December 20, 2015

For the past week, we've been holding a fun activity where members associated images in the forums with plants in the database. It was wildly successful. Open to find out more.

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Contest: Associate Forum Images with PlantsContest: Associate Forum Images with Plants
By dave, December 12, 2015

It's December and we're holding a fun activity that will have you exploring the forums, finding photos that have been posted, and associating those photos with plants in the database. Open to find out more!

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The Winners of the 2015 All Things Plants Photo Contest Are...The Winners of the 2015 All Things Plants Photo Contest Are...
By dave, December 8, 2015

All judging and voting is finished and we are ready to unveil the Best of Show winner, along with the blue ribbon winners of each category. Come in and check it out!

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The newest comments to the plant database:
By Polymerous on Feb 9, 2016 12:02 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Snow Maiden')

This daylily is being sold by Greenwood Daylily Gardens, in S. CA, with the notation of "PPAF" next to the name.

Given that I have been unable to find an actual patent issued for this plant (although I did find patents for other daylilies hybridized by Matthew Kaskel), I strongly suspect that no patent was ever issued.

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By plantmanager on Feb 8, 2016 3:24 PM, concerning plant: Mirror Bush (Coprosma repens 'Lemon and Lime')

This is a very vibrant evergreen with brightly variegated green and yellow leaves. The leaves get tinged with pink as the nights grow cooler.

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By Marilyn on Feb 6, 2016 11:29 PM, concerning plant: Petunia (Petunia exserta)

I planted a small pot of Petunia exserta in 2014 into a 20-inch container on our sunny patio, together with Salvia 'Elk Hot Tamale' growing in it. First time growing these two beauties. In 2015, I didn't disturb the soil in that container, and to my pleasant surprise, I not only had salvia Elk Hot Tamale blooming, but petunia exserta also! I'm hoping they both survive our winter and bloom for 2016 and I'm not going to disturb the soil other than gently pulling any weeds. Beautiful and bright flowers on both plants.

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By epsilon113 on Feb 6, 2016 10:18 PM, concerning plant: Million Bells (Calibrachoa Superbells® Dreamsicle)

Hi, I have fresh seed for Calibrachoa / Kablooms. I started some a week ago and they are peeking green already.
Could Someone put my excess to use? I have 50/60 each of three colors. White, Pink, & Blue/purple.
I would like to see these grown. No charge!!!
I have 30 of each started, more than I need for my flower tree.
Email me your addy I'll send them right out.

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By krobra on Feb 6, 2016 6:25 PM, concerning plant: Rabbit Ears (Ruttya fruticosa)

Just a small word of warning: If you are trying to save any seed pods, harvest them as soon as the pods turn brown. The pods will explode and eject the seeds soon after they do.

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