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It's Variegated Plants week!
Variegated Plants in My GardenVariegated Plants in My Garden
By mcash70, April 21, 2014

Variegated plants add wonderful variety to the garden, and one of the loveliest in my garden is the perennial Jacob's Ladder Brise d’Anjou.

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Foliage Can Carry the ShowFoliage Can Carry the Show
By springcolor, April 20, 2014

Flowers are gorgeous but they can be here today and gone tomorrow. Foliage however, can carry the show 24/7 and throughout the growing season.

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The Top 25 Variegated Plants!The Top 25 Variegated Plants!
By dave, April 19, 2014

Let's open Variegated Plants week with a list of the most active variegated plants in our database. Among the thousands present, which ones have the most pictures, comments and other details added? Let's find out!

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ATP Podcast #53: No-Till GardeningATP Podcast #53: No-Till Gardening
By dave, April 18, 2014

In today's episode we have a long conversation about no-till. What are the benefits of tilling your garden, and what are the downsides? How can you garden without ever tilling, and why should you consider that? Listen to find out!

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Self-Watering Containers, an Earthbox Photo TutorialSelf-Watering Containers, an Earthbox Photo Tutorial
By david_reaves, April 17, 2014

Don't have space for a garden? Don't have the strength or energy for digging, raking, hoeing, and weeding? A self-watering container may be for you. Here's how I set up my self-watering containers, Earthboxes, for this year's tomatoes.

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Flooring for GreenhouseFlooring for Greenhouse
By Eric4home, April 16, 2014

We poured a concrete floor for our structure. After leveling the space by digging down a bit, we put up 8" forms. For the next step we put down recycled 3" closed-cell foam and covered it with poly. We left the center open for drainage and brick so we could access the power and water if repairs are needed. The pipe next to the shovel is the hydrant.The floor tilts to center 1"/3' to keep water from freezing the walls loose from the base.

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Making a Backdrop for Indoor Plant PhotosMaking a Backdrop for Indoor Plant Photos
By rocklady, April 15, 2014

When my indoor plants bloom, DH and I like to take photos of them. Sometimes it is difficult to obtain a good photograph of them without a proper backdrop.

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Above-Ground Ponds Are Easy: No Digging RequiredAbove-Ground Ponds Are Easy: No Digging Required
By Newyorkrita, April 14, 2014

You can easily have a small decorative pond by using a preformed ready-made patio pond.

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The April 2014 Daylilies Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!The April 2014 Daylilies Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
By dave, April 12, 2014

This is it! The big one! One of the biggest raffles in the history of All Things Plants. We're giving away over $500 worth of prizes, so get your acorns out and buy your tickets! Good luck!

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By Paul2032 on Apr 19, 2014 4:12 PM, concerning plant: Hosta (Hosta 'Liberty')

If I were forced to choose 5 favorite Hostas, I know Liberty would be one of those. It is a beautiful Hosta. Very photogenic as you can see from the pictures in the database. It is attractive as a young plant and absolutely spectacular when mature. Moderate growth rate. It is one of the first to emerge in the spring in my garden. If you grow Hostas and don't have it, I would highly recommend it.

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By Paul2032 on Apr 19, 2014 3:54 PM, concerning plant: Hosta (Hosta 'Invincible')

Invincible is not one of the flashiest plants, which are the ones I am often drawn to. It is, however, a very attractive plant. It forms a nice clump with attractive glossy green foliage. It is a good addition to a planting of the more flamboyant variegated Hostas. I have it growing in 2 different places and I am always pleased with it. It is nice also when it blooms.

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By Paul2032 on Apr 19, 2014 3:43 PM, concerning plant: Iris (Iris 'Decorum')

Decorum is another of my favorite SDB's. To my eyes, it is an apricot-orange color with a contrasting blue beard. 2014 is the second year for it in my garden. It has several bloom stalks and plenty of increase to share this summer. This one has earned its place in the garden.

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By Paul2032 on Apr 19, 2014 3:35 PM, concerning plant: Iris (Iris 'Raspberry Ice')

Raspberry Ice is one of my favorite Irises that I have planted in the last couple of years. I love Keith Keppel's intros, love plicatas, and love SDB's. This fits all the bills. Lovely flower, gorgeous color, great increase. The year after I planted it, there was enough increase to share. Worthy of its spot in a crowded garden.

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By Paul2032 on Apr 19, 2014 3:18 PM, concerning plant: Iris (Iris 'Stripe Three')

It is interesting to note that the pod parent of Stripe Three is Chubby Cheeks, which was introduced in 1985 by Paul Black and has always been quite popular, Chubby Cheeks has been used in countless crosses and is the parent of 225 registered offspring. Quite a record.

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