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Celebrating 4 Years of All Things PlantsCelebrating 4 Years of All Things Plants
By dave, July 4, 2015

Time has surely flown. Today we celebrate our 4th anniversary on the web, and we're throwing a party! We invite you to join in the celebration and get a chance for a huge acorn giveaway!

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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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By Marilyn on Jul 4, 2015 12:40 AM, concerning plant: Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Wildcat Madness')

When I saw a beautiful Iris pic here at ATP that was named 'Wildcat Madness', I knew that the hybridizer had to live in Kentucky. I've only lived in Kentucky since the summer of 1996, but it is truly Wildcat madness here in the state, because of the University of Kentucky Wildcats that are in Lexington.

The hybridizer John Van Hook, lives in Somerset, Kentucky. I don't grow any Irises at this time, but if I did, this would certainly have a spot in my garden.

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By krobra on Jul 3, 2015 10:16 PM, concerning plant: Crocosmia (Crocosmia 'Lucifer')

I have tried for 7 or 8 years to get this plant to bloom , always stalks and plenty of offshoots and last year had a flower stem with buds , but it got chewed up by something and fell off before it ever matured. This year , Finally have actual flower blooms on 2 stalks and a whole lot of extra offshoots , more then usual. Only thing I can say I really did different was water it every other day heavily at the soil this year. The Hummingbirds seem to enjoy the flowers as do I , it was a long time from bulb planting to actual flowering for me , but very pretty flower and a hardy plant that has come back year after year in my zone. I look forward to the day when I have an army of them blooming.

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By Marilyn on Jul 3, 2015 7:13 PM, concerning plant: Mexican Sage (Salvia mexicana 'Queretaro')

Considering the height and width of this Salvia, a larger container than a 3 gallon pot is needed.

Similar to Salvia 'Limelight', it is much larger overall and more vigorous.

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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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