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It's Variegated Plants week!
Variegated Plants in My GardenVariegated Plants in My Garden
By mcash70, April 21, 2014

Variegated plants add wonderful variety to the garden, and one of the loveliest in my garden is the perennial Jacob's Ladder Brise d’Anjou.

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Foliage Can Carry the ShowFoliage Can Carry the Show
By springcolor, April 20, 2014

Flowers are gorgeous but they can be here today and gone tomorrow. Foliage however, can carry the show 24/7 and throughout the growing season.

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The Top 25 Variegated Plants!The Top 25 Variegated Plants!
By dave, April 19, 2014

Let's open Variegated Plants week with a list of the most active variegated plants in our database. Among the thousands present, which ones have the most pictures, comments and other details added? Let's find out!

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ATP Podcast #53: No-Till GardeningATP Podcast #53: No-Till Gardening
By dave, April 18, 2014

In today's episode we have a long conversation about no-till. What are the benefits of tilling your garden, and what are the downsides? How can you garden without ever tilling, and why should you consider that? Listen to find out!

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Self-Watering Containers, an Earthbox Photo TutorialSelf-Watering Containers, an Earthbox Photo Tutorial
By david_reaves, April 17, 2014

Don't have space for a garden? Don't have the strength or energy for digging, raking, hoeing, and weeding? A self-watering container may be for you. Here's how I set up my self-watering containers, Earthboxes, for this year's tomatoes.

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Flooring for GreenhouseFlooring for Greenhouse
By Eric4home, April 16, 2014

We poured a concrete floor for our structure. After leveling the space by digging down a bit, we put up 8" forms. For the next step we put down recycled 3" closed-cell foam and covered it with poly. We left the center open for drainage and brick so we could access the power and water if repairs are needed. The pipe next to the shovel is the hydrant.The floor tilts to center 1"/3' to keep water from freezing the walls loose from the base.

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Making a Backdrop for Indoor Plant PhotosMaking a Backdrop for Indoor Plant Photos
By rocklady, April 15, 2014

When my indoor plants bloom, DH and I like to take photos of them. Sometimes it is difficult to obtain a good photograph of them without a proper backdrop.

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Above-Ground Ponds Are Easy: No Digging RequiredAbove-Ground Ponds Are Easy: No Digging Required
By Newyorkrita, April 14, 2014

You can easily have a small decorative pond by using a preformed ready-made patio pond.

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The April 2014 Daylilies Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!The April 2014 Daylilies Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
By dave, April 12, 2014

This is it! The big one! One of the biggest raffles in the history of All Things Plants. We're giving away over $500 worth of prizes, so get your acorns out and buy your tickets! Good luck!

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The newest comments to the plant database:
By SongofJoy on Apr 21, 2014 4:30 AM, concerning plant: Tennessee Ostrich Fern (Athyrium pycnocarpon)

Plant in well-drained soil in a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending or circling them. Make sure the crown of the plant is level with the soil surface and free of dirt in order to prevent rotting. May be planted in any well-drained soil but best in moist, rich loam that is acidic, medium wet with consistent moisture. The plant tolerates a wide range of soils, including poor rocky soils and dry soil once it is well established.

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By Marilyn on Apr 20, 2014 11:49 PM, concerning plant: Parrot Tulip (Tulipa 'Bright Parrot')

'Bright Parrot,' which I planted 6 inches deep, has been blooming for days and it's a favorite here. The 'Bright Parrot' that was planted 10 inches deep is a little slower in blooming. Gorgeous flowers and they are, indeed, brightly colored. They're the first parrot tulips I've planted, and I'll be planting only this variety of parrot tulips from now on in the fall. I love it and so does my husband, Dean.

Will be posting pics when I can.

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By Deebie on Apr 20, 2014 7:41 PM, concerning plant: Chinese Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Festiva Maxima')

This is one of the few early blooming varieties that grows well in the South. Its double flowers are full and beautiful. Be sure to use plant supports for these flowers as the stems will bend/break because of the weight of the blooms, especially when it's wet.

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By Calif_Sue on Apr 20, 2014 6:24 PM, concerning plant: Mock Orange (Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile')

The blooms appear on previous year's growth, so prune right after flowering. It can also be cut to the ground after flowering if shrub becomes scraggly looking or otherwise in need of rejuvenation. I just pruned mine in half and the new growth is now fuller and lusher than last year.

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By Paul2032 on Apr 19, 2014 4:12 PM, concerning plant: Hosta (Hosta 'Liberty')

If I were forced to choose 5 favorite Hostas, I know Liberty would be one of those. It is a beautiful Hosta. Very photogenic as you can see from the pictures in the database. It is attractive as a young plant and absolutely spectacular when mature. Moderate growth rate. It is one of the first to emerge in the spring in my garden. If you grow Hostas and don't have it, I would highly recommend it.

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