Welcome!

All Things Plants is an active community of gardeners who gather to share ideas, information, and pictures about the plants they love. The whole site is free for everyone. Like what you see? Learn more about ATP or setup a free account and join the party.
Today's Idea
Asparagus, the Perennial Vegetable That Keeps GivingAsparagus, the Perennial Vegetable That Keeps Giving
By ediblelandscapingsc, August 3, 2015

How would you like to plant a vegetable once and harvest it repeatedly for 20 years or more? With Asparagus you can do just that.

(Full articleno comments)
Give a thumbs up

Use Q-Tips To Pollinate Summer SquashUse Q-Tips To Pollinate Summer Squash
By Newyorkrita, August 2, 2015

A lack of bees in the early spring means that your summer squash might not develop. Help them out by pollinating those flowers yourself.

(Full article3 comments)
Give a thumbs up

The Top Tomatoes, Peppers and EggplantsThe Top Tomatoes, Peppers and Eggplants
By dave, August 1, 2015

Tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants are all in the nightshade family. Let's open the Summer Vegetables Celebration Week with a look at the top varieties of each of these highly popular home garden vegetables.

(Full article14 comments)
Give a thumbs up

How To Manage Your Plant List on All Things PlantsHow To Manage Your Plant List on All Things Plants
By dave, July 31, 2015

This is a video tutorial on how to get started managing your inventory of plants on ATP. In this ten minute video, I demonstrate most of the features of the plant list. At the end, you'll know everything you need to know about managing your inventory of plants!

(28 comments)
Give a thumbs up

Determining the Daylily Characteristics I LikedDetermining the Daylily Characteristics I Liked
By profesora, July 30, 2015

Every daylily has a pretty face, and some daylilies have a lot more to offer besides the pretty face. Discovering what else I wanted in a daylily was a long journey.

(Full article7 comments)
Give a thumbs up

Daylily Hybridizing TipsDaylily Hybridizing Tips
By Lalambchop1, July 29, 2015

I've been hybridizing for a few years and have been helped along by some of the giants in the industry. Here are some things I've learned...

(Full article17 comments)
Give a thumbs up

Smart and Frugal Thinning of SeedlingsSmart and Frugal Thinning of Seedlings
By dave, July 28, 2015

In this video, Trish demonstrates how she manages her trays of seedlings. Rather than simply cut away excess seedlings in a tray, she divides the seedlings and pots them up into empty cells. This way she ends up with full trays of seedlings with very few wasted plants.

(11 comments)
Give a thumbs up

Red Currants. These Old-Time Shrub Fruits Are Easy To GrowRed Currants. These Old-Time Shrub Fruits Are Easy To Grow
By Newyorkrita, July 27, 2015

Red Currants grew in our garden from the time of my childhood. My mother cooked them for jams, but I loved to simply pick them and eat them fresh.

(Full article22 comments)
Give a thumbs up

Let's do the Drawing for the July Not-a-Raffle-RaffleLet's do the Drawing for the July Not-a-Raffle-Raffle
By dave, July 27, 2015

Here it is! Seven lucky winners for the July raffle. Come in, enjoy the video, and see who won this month.

(Full article27 comments)
Give a thumbs up

» Read more gardening ideas

Recent Summer Vegetables Photos:
Photo of Summer Squash (Cucurbita pepo 'Early White Bush Scallop') Photo of Summer Squash (Cucurbita pepo 'Early White Bush Scallop') Photo of Summer Squash (Cucurbita pepo 'Early White Bush Scallop') Photo of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'La Roma II Red') Photo of Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus 'Georgia Rattlesnake') Photo of Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus 'Georgia Rattlesnake') Photo of Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Super Chili') Photo of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Marmande') Photo of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Brandywine, Pink') Photo of Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Black Czech') Photo of Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Jalafuego') Photo of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Brandywine, Black')

Also enjoy our Vegetables and Fruit forum.

Recent Images from the Plant Database
Photo of Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Profound Mystery') Photo of Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Purple Cheetah') Photo of French Kiss (Costus spicatus) Photo of Variegated Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata') Photo of Variegated Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata') Photo of Lady Tulip (Tulipa clusiana 'Lady Jane') Photo of Lady Tulip (Tulipa clusiana 'Lady Jane') Photo of Desert Rose (Adenium obesum) Photo of Cane Begonia (Begonia 'Sophie Cecile')

» See more new plant database photos

New Multi-Plant Photos
Photo by Paul2032 Photo by Catmint20906 Photo by treehugger Photo by Fleur569 Photo by TBGDN Photo by Fleur569 Photo by Fleur569 Photo by Fleur569 Photo by scflowers

» See more new multi-plant photos

The newest comments to the plant database:
By Chillybean on Aug 2, 2015 1:33 PM, concerning plant: Cow Slobber (Tradescantia ohiensis)

One of my favorite natives, if for no other reason than that one of its common names is Cow Slobber. When you break off a stem, the gooey sap resembles... you guessed it, bovine drool.

I planted my first ones in spring of 2012, needing something that tolerates the field runoff we get every year. It can handle quite a bit of standing water. I have found it to be a prolific bloomer in the late spring. If it gets enough moisture, it will continue until early fall, but these blooms are sporadic.

I have not yet had any problem with spread, only having clumps within the area where I planted. This plant will flop over after a heavy rain, but I just leave it as is. I've never been a neat gardener. I enjoy watching the small pollinators that use the Cow Slobber, mostly flies and some Solitary Bees. I have not noticed any critter eating this, even though rabbits are often seen near it.

This year I noticed a patch of these across the road from us. The county plants US natives in the ditches, but I never saw this plant in the area other than our yard until now. I wonder if some little seeds travelled that way.

[ Give a thumbs up | Reply to this comment ]

By Weedwhacker on Aug 2, 2015 10:43 AM, concerning plant: Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Super Chili')

This is a nice, bushy plant that starts setting fruit early in the season. Light green 2 to 2-1/2-inch peppers change to orange and then red, grow pointing upward, and are about as hot as a cayenne pepper -- wearing gloves when cutting these little firecrackers up is strongly advised! This variety makes a nice ornamental and is very suitable for growing in pots. The peppers can be used to make hot sauce, and they also dry nicely and can be used for making your own crushed peppers and "cayenne" pepper.

[ Give a thumbs up | Reply to this comment ]

By microb on Aug 1, 2015 11:29 PM, concerning plant: (Heliconia 'Shogun')

I have name as Heliconia Xanthovillosa (Shogun)

[ Give a thumbs up | Reply to this comment ]

By gardengus on Aug 1, 2015 8:28 PM, concerning plant: Sedum (Hylotelephium telephium subsp. telephium 'Arthur Branch')

The photos I took at the Purdue gardens do not seem typical of this plant. They appear to be first-year plants and had weak stems that all flopped over (possibly due to the record rains we had in June and July).
Still, the color was nice and the overall carpet effect looked good in the garden.

[ Give a thumbs up | Reply to this comment ]

By Anderwood on Aug 1, 2015 2:43 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Sungold')

Mmmmmm! These are to die for. I need to grow at least three plants of these for them to make it into the house. During peak harvest, it is inevitable to get a canker sore from eating so many of these delectable fruits.

[ Give a thumbs up | Reply to this comment ]

» Continue viewing recent comments

Recent Threads:
Subject Area Last post
Calif. Sue's Garden Garden Photos forum Aug 2, 2015 6:26 PM
Plant Id needed Plant ID forum Aug 2, 2015 6:23 PM
Happy People - Open Thread Sandbox forum Aug 2, 2015 6:23 PM
Rudbeckia? Plant ID forum Aug 2, 2015 6:23 PM
Unknown object Ask a Question forum Aug 2, 2015 6:21 PM
Weather in your garden ~ Summer 2015 Daylilies forum Aug 2, 2015 6:21 PM
Our Pets - Pet discussion. Sandbox forum Aug 2, 2015 6:20 PM
Schreiner's gift certificate Irises forum Aug 2, 2015 6:20 PM
Support for a Healthy Lifestyle- Spring and Summer Sandbox forum Aug 2, 2015 6:18 PM
Hybridizing Iris Irises forum Aug 2, 2015 6:17 PM
OT~Porch Swing Daylilies forum Aug 2, 2015 6:17 PM
Historics... which ones are standouts in your garden? Irises forum Aug 2, 2015 6:13 PM
Worms Soil and Compost forum Aug 2, 2015 6:13 PM
Propagating dahlias Ask a Question forum Aug 2, 2015 6:12 PM
Favorite color of Iris Irises forum Aug 2, 2015 6:12 PM
Banner for August 3, 2015 by Newyorkrita Site Banners forum Aug 2, 2015 6:12 PM
The Basics of Good Composition---Movement on the Diagonal Photography forum Aug 2, 2015 6:12 PM
Our Orchid blooms in August 2015 Orchids forum Aug 2, 2015 6:10 PM
The Basics of Good Composition Photography forum Aug 2, 2015 6:10 PM
Minneola Tangelo Vegetables and Fruit forum Aug 2, 2015 6:06 PM
» Continue viewing new threads
© 2015 All Things Plants
Times are presented in US Central Standard Time
Today's site banner is by Newyorkrita and is called "A mess of tomatoes "

About - Contact - Terms of Service - Privacy - Memberlist - Acorns - Links - Ask a Question - Newsletter

Follow us on TwitterWe are on Facebook.We Pin at Pinterest.Subscribe to our Youtube Channel