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The Top LiliesThe Top Lilies
By dave, July 5, 2015

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

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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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By Natalie on Jul 4, 2015 10:36 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Isis Candy')

I grew this tomato from seed this year, having never heard of it until I saw the seeds for sale at Baker Creek, and it is now my favorite tomato! It really is so sweet that it does taste like candy! It was one of the first in the garden to ripen, and I will always grow this one from now on. It is really delicious! No cracking, either! And, I really love the orange color. It makes a salad look really pretty, as long as they can make it into the house to put in a salad. I enjoy eating them right as I pick them.

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By Natalie on Jul 4, 2015 7:24 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Black Vernissage')

I grew this tomato for the first time this year after receiving the seeds as a bonus from Baker Creek. I won't be growing it again as it is very bland! It did grow very well from seed, though, and the plant is covered in tomatoes. It is very interesting looking, though!

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By scflowers on Jul 4, 2015 2:04 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Flamingo Fantasy')

Although not listed specifically as a rebloomer, Flamingo Fantasy consistently reblooms each year in my garden. It is usually one of my first to bloom at the beginning of the season, and reblooms just as most other late bloomers are fading. Beautiful plant foliage also.

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By Claudia on Jul 4, 2015 1:31 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Traveler')

Growing this tomato for the first time this year. It has a number of green tomatoes on it already. It started setting fruit while we had temps in the high 80's and even a few 90 degree days in June. I know this one as Arkansas Traveler.

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By plantrob on Jul 4, 2015 1:02 PM, concerning plant: Cedarglade St. Johnswort (Hypericum frondosum)

The Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst', the great-granddaddy of all my current specimens, was a fine specimen, holding court atop our rock garden with a rounded habit and large yellow flowers. Its offspring, which I don't consider to be 'Sunburst', are still nice plants, but their habit is a bit rangier, the flowers a little smaller. Very hardy: They've lived without complaint in our driveway bed, which gets sun-baked in summer and snow-piled in winter, with some snowmelt salt as a chaser.

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