All Things Plants
Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Welcome!

Today's Idea
Bring a Snake into Your Home!Bring a Snake into Your Home!
By fiwit, July 29, 2014

On Oct 31, 1997, I discovered a baby rattlesnake in my home office, curled up behind my chair. That is NOT the kind of snake I recommend you bring into your house. Instead, adopt a Snake Plant, also called Mother-in-Law's Tongue. The perfect house plant, it's easy to grow, difficult to kill, and its broad leaves make it very effective at removing toxins from the air.

(Full article4 comments)
Give a thumbs up (23)

Use Tomato Cages To Protect Plants from DogsUse Tomato Cages To Protect Plants from Dogs
By holity, July 28, 2014

When it's hard to separate your dogs and your plants, some plants run the risk of getting stomped into oblivion or dug out. Here's a low-cost solution.

(Full article4 comments)
Give a thumbs up (19)

Sphagnum Moss vs. Peat MossSphagnum Moss vs. Peat Moss
By drdawg, July 27, 2014

If there ever is confusion concerning plant products, interpreting the labeling of sphagnum moss and peat moss is high on the list.

(Full article31 comments)
Give a thumbs up (23)

Our Herb SpiralOur Herb Spiral
By dave, July 26, 2014

In early 2012 we built an herb spiral and it has since become a cornerstone of our gardens. Allow me to take a moment to share with you how and why we built this amazingly useful garden structure.

(Full article15 comments)
Give a thumbs up (43)

Announcing the ATP and Caladium Bulbs 4 Less Photo Contest!Announcing the ATP and Caladium Bulbs 4 Less Photo Contest!
By dave, July 25, 2014

Our friends at Caladium Bulbs 4 Less are sponsoring our very first photo contest at All Things Plants, and there are prizes to win! Do you have great photos of caladiums? Then enter them in our contest and win prizes along with the admiration of your peers!

(Full article36 comments)
Give a thumbs up (12)

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.

(Full article11 comments)
Give a thumbs up (20)

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

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

(Full article3 comments)
Give a thumbs up (15)

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!

(Full article2 comments)
Give a thumbs up (7)

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.

(Full article49 comments)
Give a thumbs up (38)

» Read more gardening ideas

All Things Plants is an active community of gardeners who gather to share ideas, information, and pictures about the plants they love. The whole site is free for everyone. Like what you see? Learn more about ATP or setup a free account and join the party.
Recent Popular Photos
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Mia Bella of Gascone')
By diggit | Give a thumbs up (13)
Image
Blue of the Heavens (Allium caeruleum)
By dirtdorphins | Give a thumbs up (10)
Image
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Apres Moi')
By Sharon | Give a thumbs up (10)
Image
Lily (Lilium 'Buckaroo')
By magnolialover | Give a thumbs up (10)
Image
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Abilene Lillian')
By ARoseblush | Give a thumbs up (9)
Image
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Glorious Autumn')
By stilldew | Give a thumbs up (9)
Image
Candy Lily (Iris x norrisii 'Summer Candy')
By dirtdorphins | Give a thumbs up (8)
Image

Recent Images from the Plant Database
Photo of Dahlia (Dahlia 'Blown Dry') Photo of Dahlia (Dahlia 'Blown Dry') Photo of Dahlia (Dahlia 'Blown Dry') Photo of Dahlia (Dahlia 'Blown Dry') Photo of Dahlia (Dahlia 'Blown Dry') Photo of Dahlia (Dahlia 'Hollyhill Jester') Photo of Dahlia (Dahlia Dalina® Midi Barbados) Photo of Lily (Lilium 'Salmon Party') Photo of Dahlia (Dahlia Dalina® Midi Malaysia)

» See more new plant database photos

New Multi-Plant Photos
Photo by poisondartfrog Photo by Paul2032 Photo by Paul2032 Photo by Catmint20906 Photo by Catmint20906 Photo by Catmint20906 Photo by Paul2032 Photo by foraygardengirl Photo by foraygardengirl

» See more new multi-plant photos

The newest comments to the plant database:
By EdBurton on Jul 29, 2014 2:12 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'The Goldilocks Effect')

I bought The Goldilocks Effect in the summer of 2013.
The first time I saw it in bloom is this summer 2014, and by far it is one of the best looking polychromes I have ever seen.
Size is huge, flowers open wide with flawless blooms, seems to be an easy pod setter, branching and bud count are good and I expect it to only get better as plant grows to clump size, and it grows in the frozen tundra of NE Wisconsin!
How sweet is that?
I have been spreading the pollen on everything, this plant is on the grow forever list for me.
Highly recommended.
Ed Burton

[ Give a thumbs up | Reply to this comment ]

By dbrawner on Jul 29, 2014 1:32 PM, concerning plant: Peach (Prunus persica)

It makes for a great smoking wood for bbq ribs and pulled pork. :-D

[ Give a thumbs up | Reply to this comment ]

By flaflwrgrl on Jul 29, 2014 11:54 AM, concerning plant: Jelly Palm (Butia capitata)

Pindo palms are one of the most cold hardy of the feather palms. They have beefy trunks, covered with persistent leaf bases. The fronds are gracefully arching and curve back down toward the ground and then in toward the trunk. It is a slow but steady grower. They will begin producing fruit at about 8 or 9 years of age. The fruit can be messy when it falls on sidewalks, driveways, or patio areas, so you will want to plant it far enough away from those areas so that it doesn't cause problems. I would say 12 to 15 feet would certainly do it.
This is a palm that can be planted beneath power lines because of its height limit.

Native to South America, ranging through northern Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and southern Brazil.

When mature, it produces copious amounts of fruit. The fruit is wonderfully fragrant, and if you get anywhere near it, your nose will pick up the sweet, tropically fruity aroma. The fruits are used to make jelly and wine. They are very fibrous and have a single large seed, slightly larger than a cherry pit and dark brown in color. You can chew the fruit and spit out the fiber, or bite into it and suck on the juice. Be careful as the juice will run down your hands and arms. Yes, they are that juicy! The flavor has been described in many, many ways, all involving a mixture of more commonly known fruit flavors.

In my personal experience, the first thing that hits your taste buds is tartness, but not horribly so. Less than a second later, strawberry mingles in, followed by banana, and then a sweet mango-orange flavor, all of the flavors mixing together in a delicious fusion, all the while tickling your nose with the scents of the tropics.

[ Give a thumbs up (1) | Reply to this comment ]

By SongofJoy on Jul 29, 2014 11:31 AM, concerning plant: Melon (Cucumis melo 'Ogen')

Small Israeli melon with a tropical flavor. Very aromatic and sweet. Small size and easily grown on a trellis. Ripe rind turns golden color.

[ Give a thumbs up | Reply to this comment ]

By poisondartfrog on Jul 29, 2014 7:22 AM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Champagne Cherry')

Heavy fruit set of small cherry tomatoes, pale yellow to near white when ripe. Very sweet.

[ Give a thumbs up | Reply to this comment ]

» Continue viewing recent comments

Recent Threads:
Subject Area Date of last post
What's going on in our Summer Vegetable Gardens? Edibles and Preserving forum Jul 29, 2014 2:49 PM
Might not be Early Red Italian? Photo of Garlic (Allium sativum) Jul 29, 2014 2:44 PM
Tools forum/discussion? Site Talk forum Jul 29, 2014 2:43 PM
Support for a Healthy Lifestyle- Summer Sandbox forum Jul 29, 2014 2:43 PM
Press the plants Blog post: New tecnique Jul 29, 2014 2:41 PM
Flexible hose - Best review Tools and Stuff forum Jul 29, 2014 2:38 PM
Rhizomes arrived - very pleased Irises forum Jul 29, 2014 2:35 PM
Welcome to the Tools forum! Tools and Stuff forum Jul 29, 2014 2:34 PM
Banner for July 29, 2014 by terrafirma Site Banners forum Jul 29, 2014 2:30 PM
thyme for (more) bees and other bugs on flowers Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum Jul 29, 2014 2:28 PM
Wanting to propose some new data options Plant Database forum Jul 29, 2014 2:27 PM
Hanover Bloom 2014 - Better late than never! Irises forum Jul 29, 2014 2:25 PM
July Seedlings Daylilies forum Jul 29, 2014 2:23 PM
Coneflowers Perennials forum Jul 29, 2014 2:22 PM
Dendrobium peguanum Ask a Question forum Jul 29, 2014 2:20 PM
ID for Database please Plant ID forum Jul 29, 2014 2:16 PM
July Backyard Birds Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum Jul 29, 2014 2:15 PM
don't forget my "cottage" store Classifieds and Group Buys forum Jul 29, 2014 2:11 PM
Colocasia 'Nobel Gigantae' Ask a Question forum Jul 29, 2014 2:10 PM
Does anyone grow hostas or anything else under a Hemlock tree? Hostas forum Jul 29, 2014 2:08 PM
» Continue viewing new threads

© 2014 All Things Plants
Times are presented in US Central Standard Time
Today's site banner is by terrafirma and is called "Dusty Miller"

About - Contact - Terms of Service - Privacy - Memberlist - Acorns - Links - Ask a Question - Newsletter

Follow us on TwitterWe are on Facebook.We Pin at Pinterest.Visit us on Google+