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All About the Black Soldier FlyAll About the Black Soldier Fly
By orchidgal, May 3, 2015

The Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) is an insect that all gardeners should become familiar with. After my encounter with it, I did much research and I am happy to share the information that I've found with my fellow gardeners.

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Where Is That Amazing Garden?Where Is That Amazing Garden?
By JKing, May 2, 2015

Gardeners are enthusiastic about our plants and our gardens. However, we see our own garden much differently from the way our friends view it. How often do we say "you should have seen my garden last week?"

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Roses Celebration Week Wrap UpRoses Celebration Week Wrap Up
By dave, May 1, 2015

We had a good amount of activity centered around roses this week. Here is a report on some of the best photos, who posted them, who thumbed them, and how much activity was in our rose forum. We also announce today the new Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Microbadge!

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ATP Podcast #88: Celebrating RosesATP Podcast #88: Celebrating Roses
By dave, April 30, 2015

Hybrid Teas, Floribundas, Albas, Grandifloras, etc etc etc. What do they all mean? In today's episode, Trish shares from her depths of knowledge about the various kinds of roses, and you're sure to be inspired. After that we have an interesting discussion about this new fad where companies unnecessarily label their plants as "non-GMO."

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Roses and Clematises in a Small Natural GardenRoses and Clematises in a Small Natural Garden
By Jasmin, April 29, 2015

If you want your small city garden to evoke natural spaces and offer something to wildlife, a classic combination of roses and clematises is perfect for you.

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Pedro Dot and the Pernetiana RosesPedro Dot and the Pernetiana Roses
By zuzu, April 28, 2015

Pernetiana roses were in great demand in the first half of the 20th century, and although they have now been relegated to the hybrid tea class, many rosarians believe they should still be regarded as a class of their own.

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My Experience with Rose Rosette DiseaseMy Experience with Rose Rosette Disease
By gemini_sage, April 27, 2015

I moved to my current home 8 years ago, and I brought almost every plant from my garden with me, including about 50 roses. It was an exciting time, as I had lived in a wooded, shady hollow, and I was happy to give so many sun-loving plants an appropriate home. I had chosen rose varieties for shade tolerance and disease resistance, because I knew the shade and moisture would be inviting for fungal diseases. Although we experienced a terrible drought that year, the roses did respond well to the sunny, open environment, and they settled in nicely in spite of the dry growing season.

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Enjoying Roses in VasesEnjoying Roses in Vases
By Calif_Sue, April 26, 2015

Creating bouquets for the house is an added bonus to growing them in the garden, and roses usually are the main feature of my bouquets. Here are a few tips for cutting them and keeping them fresh looking.

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A Week of Celebrating RosesA Week of Celebrating Roses
By dave, April 25, 2015

It's Roses Celebration Week, a week we've been looking forward to all year! This week we'll encourage everyone to share their photos, comments and information about roses. Let's open the week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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By Cyclaminist on May 3, 2015 4:43 PM, concerning plant: Wild Blue Phlox (Phlox divaricata subsp. divaricata)

According to Minnesota Wildflowers (https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/wild-blue-phlox), Phlox divaricata subsp. divaricata is distinguished from subsp. laphamii by having notches at the end of the petals, and it only occurs from Illinois eastward.

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By eclayne on May 3, 2015 10:57 AM, concerning plant: Spotted Beebalm (Monarda punctata var. villicaulis)

Can grow as an Annual, Biennial or Perennial.

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By eclayne on May 3, 2015 10:55 AM, concerning plant: Spotted Beebalm (Monarda punctata var. occidentalis)

Can grow as an Annual, Biennial or Perennial.

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By eclayne on May 3, 2015 10:53 AM, concerning plant: Spotted Beebalm (Monarda punctata var. lasiodonta)

A native of Texas which can grow as an Annual, Biennial or Perennial.

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By eclayne on May 3, 2015 10:49 AM, concerning plant: Spotted Beebalm (Monarda punctata var. intermedia)

A native of Texas which can grow as an Annual, Biennial or Perennial.

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