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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.

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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!

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mowing TipMowing Tip
By Xeramtheum, July 26, 2015

This little tip will help your lawn be healthier and more attractive.

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Inexpensive Plant MarkersInexpensive Plant Markers
By beckygardener, July 25, 2015

Need an inexpensive plant marker? This marker is cheap to make and almost invisible, too!

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By Chillybean on Aug 1, 2015 9:31 AM, concerning plant: Biennial Beeblossom (Oenothera gaura)

This plant came with the prairie seed mix we sowed in the fall of 2013. It is said to be a biennial, but it bloomed the next year and I have a patch of it again this year. . A bonus is this attracts hummingbirds!

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By Chillybean on Aug 1, 2015 9:20 AM, concerning plant: Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata)

I bought this in 2011 before I was really into native plants. I enjoyed seeing how they just spilled over raised flower beds we would drive by. It was purchased at some general purpose nursery, so when I was becoming more aggressive with ornamentals, I mentioned to someone I was going to yank this non-native. I assumed wrongly about its native status and he corrected me.

I am so glad I left it alone. It may not be native Iowa, but it is to nearby areas. I am not seeing any insects interested in this, but it does a great job for early spring color and as it fades the later plants have a chance to grow then bloom.

When weeding, I accidentally pulled a portion of the plant off, but then I transplanted it elsewhere. It actually grew and bloomed the next season. My... a plant that can thrive with my abuse!

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By Weedwhacker on Aug 1, 2015 7:37 AM, concerning plant: Winter Squash (Cucurbita maxima 'Golden Hubbard')

This is a beautiful heirloom squash with very vigorous vines. They reach a top size of about 12 pounds, and store very well. The flesh is fine grained, sweet, and actually improves in storage as it becomes less watery. Great for any recipe that calls for winter squash or canned pumpkin. The seeds are nice and large and can be easily roasted for snacks.

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By Seedfork on Aug 1, 2015 6:02 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Gilded Shadows')

"cool mornings can bring out a halo not mentioned in the written description by the hybridizer, this can be seen in some of the photos"

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By Marilyn on Aug 1, 2015 12:30 AM, concerning plant: Hummingbird Mint (Agastache 'Red Happiness')

Last fall when High Country Gardens introduced this gorgeous colored Agastache, I got it and planted it into the ground and it is doing great this year. This spring I wanted to get another 'Red Happiness' and decided to plant it in a container tub on our sunny driveway. Even though Agastache 'Black Adder' and Gaillardia 'Mesa Yellow' are in the container also, 'Red Happiness' has taken over most of the space and is doing wonderfully. This is a fabulous Agastache and I love it!

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