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Rose Of Sharon:  What's in a Name, AnywayRose Of Sharon: What's in a Name, Anyway
By Sharon, August 30, 2015

A rose is a rose unless it's a Rose of Sharon, and then it's a hibiscus. Some say it's the name of a crocus and others swear it's the name of a tulip and then there's some confusion with the lily of the valley. Poor plant, most likely it lives in a state of constant identity crisis, never knowing on which side of the garden it should grow.

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Celebrating HibiscusesCelebrating Hibiscuses
By dave, August 29, 2015

We open the Hibiscus Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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Many Veggies Taste Best RawMany Veggies Taste Best Raw
By Newyorkrita, August 28, 2015

Lots of summer veggies taste great raw, straight from the garden.

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An All Things Plants Favorite: GarlicAn All Things Plants Favorite: Garlic
By dave, August 27, 2015

What is the absolute easiest edible plant you can grow? I spent my entire morning contemplating that question, and nothing came to mind that beats garlic. As everyone knows, it's a bulb, planted in the fall, grown through the winter, and harvested in very early summer. It requires no special care during the growing season, and has absolutely innumerable uses. Let's talk about this incredible plant.

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 Make Your Ponds More Inviting to Frogs Make Your Ponds More Inviting to Frogs
By Newyorkrita, August 26, 2015

Ever wonder why some ponds have frogs and others don't? Help the frogs out with pond plants.

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Homemade Humidity Trays for Multiple OrchidsHomemade Humidity Trays for Multiple Orchids
By chris1948, August 25, 2015

These are inexpensive, very easy to make, and only take a few minutes for each one. They work very well, especially with all the orchids I have in my greenhouse.

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The Most Important Garden Pass-AlongThe Most Important Garden Pass-Along
By grannysgarden, August 24, 2015

We often refer to an heirloom plant as a pass-along. These are very dear to us, but there is an even more important garden pass-along, which is the garden practices and garden knowledge we adhere to in our own gardens.

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Garden PhotographyGarden Photography
By frankrichards16, August 23, 2015

Photographs are a great way to document and share gardens and garden history. Here is what I have learned.

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Video: Harvesting Salvia SeedsVideo: Harvesting Salvia Seeds
By dave, August 22, 2015

In this video, Trish shows us how she harvests seeds from her Salvia greggii in our East Texas garden.

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The newest comments to the plant database:
By gardengus on Aug 29, 2015 4:00 PM, concerning plant: Lake Huron Tansy (Tanacetum bipinnatum)

A northern native that can be found along the dunes of Lake Michigan.
Survives some water and wave action and also being covered by sand.
The leaves are silver green, strong scented and hairy.
Flowers larger than common garden tansy.

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By eclayne on Aug 29, 2015 1:34 PM, concerning plant: Euphorbia (Euphorbia venefica)

Per the International Plant Names Index regarding the spelling Euphorbia venenifica "Brown (in Fl. Trop. Africa 6(1): 562. 1911) cited the name as "Euphorbia venenifica Tremaux ex Kotschy" (an error)."

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By Dutchlady1 on Aug 28, 2015 6:23 PM, concerning plant: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Sophie')

This is a seedling of 'Pink Pansy' (and in my opinion far superior!)

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By Mayo62 on Aug 28, 2015 2:32 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Wilson Spider')

I bought 8 fans and planted them on 4/17/2015.
Because my borders were already filling up with annuals, I put them in a big pot.

The fans increased from April until now from 8 to 18(!).
It produced 11 scapes and started blooming on 7/17/2015, last flower on 8/10/2015, with a total of 51 flowers. :-)
I took away all spent flowers, so I don't know anything about its fertility yet.
It is making 2 prolifs, though :-)

I haven't measured the flowers... sorry Sad I promise to do better next year!
Flowers were well placed and didn't cramp each other.
The scapes ranged from 19 to 22 inches high. Scapes were sturdy and most were well above the foliage
Leaves and fans are narrow, but there are a lot of them.

This afternoon I took it out of the pot to put it in a border (annuals are gone :-D) and I found that in 4+ months it made a lot of roots.
Perhaps this is the reason the scapes didn't get as high as they should?

All in all, this is a spider that I really love and I'm sure it will only get better now that it is in the ground :-D

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By Bonehead on Aug 28, 2015 10:10 AM, concerning plant: Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

This jolly plant will reseed itself freely. I let it pop up wherever it likes (within reason) for a bright splash of color throughout the summer. Both the flowers and leaves may be infused or decocted and used as an antiseptic. The flowers may be added to a vinegar hair rinse, and may also be used as a dye plant.

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