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We're Celebrating Peonies!We're Celebrating Peonies!
By dave, May 23, 2015

We open the Peonies Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars in our peonies database. Join us as we spend the week celebrating these wonderful blooms.

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Keeping the Garden GroomedKeeping the Garden Groomed
By Paul2032, May 22, 2015

A little time committed to deadheading will keep the garden looking fresher and more appealing.

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Book Review: "Roses Without Chemicals" by Peter KukielskiBook Review: "Roses Without Chemicals" by Peter Kukielski
By MargieNY, May 21, 2015

The front cover of this book offers the synopsis: "150 disease-free varieties that will change the way you grow roses." I purchased this book because I wanted to be sucessful growing roses without the use of chemicals.

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Start Replacement Summer Squash Plants To Stay Ahead of Squash Vine BorersStart Replacement Summer Squash Plants To Stay Ahead of Squash Vine Borers
By Newyorkrita, May 20, 2015

One way to stay ahead of SVB damage is the practice of succession planting to keep your squash harvest going.

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Creating a Wall of SedumCreating a Wall of Sedum
By Cookies4kids, May 19, 2015

Creating a beautiful "green" wall in your yard is easy, and it adds a new dimension to your landscaping efforts.

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You Can and Should Grow LuffasYou Can and Should Grow Luffas
By dave, May 18, 2015

It's highly ornamental, bees love it, the fruit is edible and delicious, mature fruits have many household uses, and the plant is easy to grow. What's not to love?

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The May 2015 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!The May 2015 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
By dave, May 16, 2015

Time for another raffle, our biggest of the year. We have 9 companies this month, all providing great prizes. Step right up and buy your tickets! You have until Monday to enter!

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Irises Celebration Week Wrap UpIrises Celebration Week Wrap Up
By dave, May 15, 2015

In the past six days we had almost a thousand photos of irises posted to our database, along with about the same number of posts in the irises forum. Let's have a look at the best photos, along with who participated the most.

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Stop and Smell the IrisStop and Smell the Iris
By bennysplace, May 15, 2015

My ongoing love affair with the iris began when I worked for a small bank in what was once a small town. There was a separate building called the annex, where I would go to fix the staff's computers. One spring my stroll was rewarded with something magical.

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Recent Peonies Photos:
Photo of Peony (Paeonia x suffruticosa 'Zhu Sha Lei') Photo of Peony (Paeonia x suffruticosa 'Zhu Sha Lei') Photo of Peony (Paeonia x suffruticosa 'Zhu Sha Lei') Photo of Chinese Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Primevere') Photo of Peony (Paeonia x suffruticosa 'Jing Yu') Photo of Peony (Paeonia x suffruticosa 'Jing Yu') Photo of Peony (Paeonia x suffruticosa 'Jing Yu') Photo of Peony (Paeonia x suffruticosa 'Jin Xiu Qiu') Photo of Peony (Paeonia x suffruticosa 'Jin Xiu Qiu')

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Recent Images from the Plant Database
Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Yaquina Blue') Photo of Wild Cotton (Ipomoea albivenia) Photo of Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Makaha Sunn') Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Liger') Photo of Sage (Salvia 'Eveline') Photo of Sage (Salvia 'Eveline') Photo of Sage (Salvia 'Eveline') Photo of Perennial Woodland Sage (Salvia sylvestris 'New Dimension Rose') Photo of Perennial Woodland Sage (Salvia sylvestris 'New Dimension Rose')

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New Multi-Plant Photos
Photo by ge1836 Photo by bamira Photo by dave Photo by foraygardengirl Photo by debsroots Photo by kylaluaz Photo by kylaluaz Photo by glengarry23 Photo by foraygardengirl

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By Dutchlady1 on May 23, 2015 8:34 AM, concerning plant: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Makaha Sunn')

In addition to being vibrant and gorgeous, this plumeria also has a strong fragrance.

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By Weedwhacker on May 22, 2015 11:53 AM, concerning plant: Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Grandma Nellie's Yellow Mushroom Bean')

Pole bean type. This bean originated in Russia and was obtained by Nellie Chernoff, of Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1952. The pods are yellow and are said to taste similar to mushrooms when cooked. Of note, the pods tend to open ("shatter") when dry.

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By admin on May 21, 2015 2:03 PM, concerning plant: Iris (Iris 'Fine Fixin's')

Parentage: 08-618: (06-30, Din pollen parent, x 06-18: (04-355: (Elijah's Fire x 02-317: (99-465: (98-860: (95-410: (Pagan Pink x 93-444, Osay Canuc pod parent) x 95-338: (93-59: (Quick Pick x Shy Star) x Godsend)) x 97-727: (95-102: (Mind Reader x Deity) x Lightning Strike)) x 99-304: (95-110: (Gnu x All Aflutter) x Planet Janet))) x Lost and Found)) X Air of Mystery

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By admin on May 21, 2015 2:03 PM, concerning plant: Iris (Iris 'Cornbread n'Honey')

Parentage: GG 1138-B: (CC 759-A: (AA 1316-A: (N 502-FF, see Fashion Queen pod parent, x Gypsy Woman) x AA 674-A, Bold Fashion pod parent) x Conjuration) X KK 103-1: (FF 16-2: (AA 369-1: (S 186-B: (Master Touch x N 462, mixed seed) x Hello Darkness) x Thunder Spirit) x Twilight Blaze)

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By admin on May 21, 2015 2:03 PM, concerning plant: Iris (Iris 'Dylanger's Deal')

Parentage: Grapetizer X 08-489: (Dance Recital x 05-287: (02-14: (Fogbound x A-303, see Different Take) x 03-288: (01-224: (97-273: (Gnu x 94-91: (Cloud Ballet x Deity)) x 99-484, see Materialistic Mama) x 01-167: (Pieces of April x 97-479: (Lackawana x 95-94: (Deity x 91-345: (Blackout x Inaugural Ball)))))))

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