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My Experience with Rose Rosette DiseaseMy Experience with Rose Rosette Disease
By gemini_sage, April 27, 2015

I moved to my current home 8 years ago, and I brought almost every plant from my garden with me, including about 50 roses. It was an exciting time, as I had lived in a wooded, shady hollow, and I was happy to give so many sun-loving plants an appropriate home. I had chosen rose varieties for shade tolerance and disease resistance, because I knew the shade and moisture would be inviting for fungal diseases. Although we experienced a terrible drought that year, the roses did respond well to the sunny, open environment, and they settled in nicely in spite of the dry growing season.

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Enjoying Roses in VasesEnjoying Roses in Vases
By Calif_Sue, April 26, 2015

Creating bouquets for the house is an added bonus to growing them in the garden, and roses usually are the main feature of my bouquets. Here are a few tips for cutting them and keeping them fresh looking.

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A Week of Celebrating RosesA Week of Celebrating Roses
By dave, April 25, 2015

It's Roses Celebration Week, a week we've been looking forward to all year! This week we'll encourage everyone to share their photos, comments and information about roses. Let's open the week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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ATP Podcast #87: Dealing with Frost, and Hanging Baskets InspirationsATP Podcast #87: Dealing with Frost, and Hanging Baskets Inspirations
By dave, April 24, 2015

It's a double feature podcast. First Dave shares his tips on dealing with frost, followed by Trish giving her presentation on hanging baskets. If you're not dealing with frost, just skip about 25 minutes in to Trish's great talk about hanging baskets. You'll be inspired!

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Grow Eggplants in PotsGrow Eggplants in Pots
By Newyorkrita, April 23, 2015

Heat-loving eggplant thrives in containers. Take advantage of your sunniest location and use containers to grow eggplant.

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Grow Your Own Herbs for Mexican CuisineGrow Your Own Herbs for Mexican Cuisine
By pod, April 22, 2015

Some of the herbs commonly used in Mexican cuisine are bay, basil, rosemary, oregano, and sage. Most of us are familiar with these herbs and many grow them in their own herbal gardens.

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A Favorite Spot by the Pond in SpringA Favorite Spot by the Pond in Spring
By Newyorkrita, April 21, 2015

Gardens are constantly changing. They need weeding and pruning, but every once in a while for a frozen moment in time, everything looks just perfect.

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Thinking Outside the Box! Re-Purposing Stock Tanks as Raised Garden BedsThinking Outside the Box! Re-Purposing Stock Tanks as Raised Garden Beds
By Ecograndma, April 20, 2015

Do you have limited gardening space? Do you have poor gardening soil? Would you like to limit water use? Is it necessary for you to garden in a seated position or are you tired of stooping over a garden bed? Re-purposing stock tanks as raised garden beds might work for you while avoiding the high cost of labor and materials in traditional construction.

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7 Gardening Tips for Spring7 Gardening Tips for Spring
By PAgirl63, April 19, 2015

With springtime here now, here are seven gardening tips that might seem weird, but they actually do work!

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By Lilydaydreamer on Apr 26, 2015 6:23 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Developing Story')

This Daylily is fantastic and needs to be more widely distributed.
Good Increase, well spaced branches, bud builder and a beautiful bloom that opens and closes clean. Looking forward to see what it passes to offspring.

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By jmorth on Apr 26, 2015 4:52 PM, concerning plant: Double Daffodil (Narcissus 'Gay Kybo')

This big time award winner (AGM 1995; FCC 1992; AM 1987) has been used as a seed parent twice and as a pollen parent 10 times. Mrs Richardson, the hybridizer, orginally discarded the cultivar but it was rescued by the du Plessis brothers and subsequently registered by them in 1980.

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By Cyclaminist on Apr 26, 2015 1:22 PM, concerning plant: Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'King of Hearts')

Dicentra 'King of Hearts' is a hybrid of three bleeding-hearts: Dicentra peregrina (the Japanese and Siberian alpine species), Dicentra formosa subsp. oregana (a subspecies of the Pacific Coast species), and Dicentra eximia (the Appalachian species). It resembles Dicentra peregrina in preferring cool temperatures and having bluish gray-green leaves.

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By Cyclaminist on Apr 26, 2015 1:17 PM, concerning plant: Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'Luxuriant')

Dicentra 'Luxuriant' is a hybrid of three species of bleeding-heart: Dicentra eximia (the Appalachian species), Dicentra formosa (the Pacific Coast species), and Dicentra peregrina (the Japanese and Siberian alpine species).

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By Cyclaminist on Apr 26, 2015 1:13 PM, concerning plant: Fringed Bleeding Heart (Dicentra eximia)

Dicentra eximia, the Appalachian species of bleeding-heart, is often confused with Dicentra formosa, the Pacific Coast species, and Dicentra formosa and hybrids with Dicentra formosa are often sold as Dicentra eximia. The difference is in the flower shape. Dicentra eximia has slender flowers with longer and more recurved outer petal tips, while Dicentra formosa has fatter flowers with short and less recurved petal tips. Dicentra eximia is also a little more tolerant of hot and humid temperatures.

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