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We're Celebrating Spring Blooming Bulbs!
Scilla sardensisScilla sardensis
By Newyorkrita, April 1, 2015

Maybe you are looking for something different from the usual early spring blooms of crocus. Try the lovely bright blue blooms of Scilla sardensis.

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Little Bulbs in the GardenLittle Bulbs in the Garden
By gemini_sage, March 31, 2015

The bulb catalogs have started arriving! And what a smart move, as we're all seeing those heralds of spring popping up with the melting of the snow. Usually, it's the big, bold blossoms that catch our eyes; the Tulips, Daffodils, and Hyacinths are what most of us think of when we think of spring bulbs. But don't overlook the diminutive little guys that, when planted thoughtfully, can provide stunning visual impact.

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How Deep for Bulbs?How Deep for Bulbs?
By critterologist, March 30, 2015

You don't need to remember a lot of different rules to know how deep to plant your fall bulbs.

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Share Your Spring Blooming Bulb Photos!Share Your Spring Blooming Bulb Photos!
By dave, March 29, 2015

Do you have spring blooming bulbs in your garden or around your town this week? Share photos of them in the plant database, and enjoy looking at those posted by other members. At the end of the week, I will give a report of the most thumbed images and it'll be awesome.

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The Top 50 Most Popular Spring Blooming BulbsThe Top 50 Most Popular Spring Blooming Bulbs
By dave, March 28, 2015

We made it! Winter is over and it's springtime! Let's celebrate with a special week dedicated to these beautiful bulbs that brighten our gardens every spring, and we open that week with a look at the most popular of these plants.

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Let's Remember the MonarchsLet's Remember the Monarchs
By SCurtis, March 27, 2015

Let's all plant a butterfly garden this year to help the butterflies and bees.

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ATP Podcast #83: Our Herb SpiralATP Podcast #83: Our Herb Spiral
By dave, March 26, 2015

In this week's episode, we're going to talk about our wonderful herb spiral that we love and think that everyone should copy for their own gardens. Learn about how we made it, how we use it, what we grow on it, and why it's the best herb growing structure in the world.

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It Is Time To Bring Those Pelargoniums out of HibernationIt Is Time To Bring Those Pelargoniums out of Hibernation
By jvdubb, March 25, 2015

The days are getting longer and spring is just around the corner. March is a good time to bring those Pelargoniums you tucked away for winter back out into the world.

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The Wonderful ComfreyThe Wonderful Comfrey
By dave, March 24, 2015

Comfrey is incredible. It's a soil builder, a fertilizer, a compost enhancer, has medicinal properties, is a good feed source for animals, and much more. Let's talk about this chief of plants.

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By chuck7701 on Mar 31, 2015 12:37 PM, concerning plant: Yellow Alder (Turnera ulmifolia)

Lovely plant, profuse bloomer and re-seeder. If you had one last year that bloomed, they will come back in bunches so long as the soil is not turned over. Sprouts from the topsoil. If they flowered last year for you for any length of time you will have them the following year.

Don't disturb (turn over) the dirt around where they were too much. Seedlings appear in May to June in Zone 8 when the temps stay warmer. Where mine have been, I have to weed them out in rock border cracks, crevices, the grass, etc.

To collect the seeds, look on the stalks where the flowers where, and you'll see a small pod forming. When they start to turn light green, pick em and drop em in a cup. As soon as the pods yellow, they pop and push the seed out from the plant. Wait too long and you won't get any seed. When they get 12 inches high, top em to promote more branches and a sturdier bush.

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By eclayne on Mar 31, 2015 10:03 AM, concerning plant: Natal Lily (Clivia miniata '4Tune')

Tetraploid resulting from colchicine treatment, sibling of Natal Lily (Clivia miniata '4Midable')

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By eclayne on Mar 31, 2015 10:02 AM, concerning plant: Natal Lily (Clivia miniata '4Midable')

Tetraploid resulting from colchicine treatment, sibling of Natal Lily (Clivia miniata '4Tune')

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By spiderjoe on Mar 30, 2015 1:16 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Wind Beneath My Sails')

Only puts out about 5-7 buds in the north

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By spiderjoe on Mar 30, 2015 1:13 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Isabelle Rose')

This plant is excellent in every way. Totally worth the money I spent on it.

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