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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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The April 2015 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Extravaganza!The April 2015 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Extravaganza!
By dave, April 18, 2015

It's everyone's favorite time, a raffle contest and this one is huge. We have 8, count 'em, 8 prizes for 8 lucky ATP winners. Open up your acorn wallet, buy your tickets, and get a chance to win one of them. Good luck!

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Celebrating the Best Rhododendron Photos from This WeekCelebrating the Best Rhododendron Photos from This Week
By dave, April 17, 2015

Let's finish off our Celebrating Azaleas week with a look at some of the most thumbed pictures in our Rhododendron Database.

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Grow AzaleasTop 5 Reasons You Should Grow Azaleas
By Trish, April 16, 2015

I think everyone should grow Azaleas and Rhododendrons! Here are my top 5 reasons why they belong in your garden.

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ATP Podcast #86: Azaleas and Rhododendrons and So Much MoreATP Podcast #86: Azaleas and Rhododendrons and So Much More
By dave, April 15, 2015

We packed a lot into this episode. The first half is about rhododendrons and the second half is about a whole mix of different topics, especially about the plants database at ATP and our various plants we grow here, and much more.

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Azalea: Spectacular Shrub of the SouthAzalea: Spectacular Shrub of the South
By SongofJoy, April 14, 2015

One of the most popular shrubs in the South, the Azalea is spectacular when in bloom.

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A Photo Tour of the Best Rhododendron Photos on ATPA Photo Tour of the Best Rhododendron Photos on ATP
By dave, April 12, 2015

Our Rhododendron Database has over 700 photos, and most of them are beautiful and worth viewing. Come on in and check out the top 20 most thumbed images in the rhododendron database, and learn about a mini contest for this week!

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The Top Azaleas and RhododendronsThe Top Azaleas and Rhododendrons
By dave, April 11, 2015

It's Rhododendrons Celebration Week! Let's open it up with a look at the top species and cultivars from among this collection of vibrant and beautiful plants.

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Try out Malabar SpinachTry out Malabar Spinach
By dave, April 10, 2015

There's so much to love about this useful plant. Let's look at Malabar Spinach, how to grow it, why you should grow it, and all the wonderful qualities it brings to your garden.

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Remember the Cymlin?Remember the Cymlin?
By farmerdill, April 9, 2015

Back when I was a barefooted kid, all the old folks grew cymlins. Sometimes they might use the term 10 toes, but the official name was cymlin. As I grew up and encountered new folks, I heard the term patty pan used. Today we usually know them as scallops. The White Bush was what folks grew in my youth.

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ATP Podcast #85: Bulbs to Plant in the SpringATP Podcast #85: Bulbs to Plant in the Spring
By dave, April 8, 2015

There's a vast selection of bulbs that are meant to be planted in the spring and that's what we're talking about in this week's podcast. Join us and be inspired as we share our favorite spring-planted, summer blooming bulbs.

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Primroses....Add a Little Color Where I Need ItPrimroses....Add a Little Color Where I Need It
By Paul2032, April 7, 2015

This time of year I get hungry for a little spring color. Primroses are the ideal plant to fill this need.

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It Can Be Fun To Breed Your Own ZinniasIt Can Be Fun To Breed Your Own Zinnias
By ZenMan, April 6, 2015

As you already know, zinnias are easy to grow, and they come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, shapes, and descriptions. But did you also know that zinnias offer you an easy entry into the hobby of plant breeding?

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Row Covers and Plant Supports, Freecycle!Row Covers and Plant Supports, Freecycle!
By Eric4home, April 5, 2015

Election posters are supposed to be removed the day after elections here, so I help. The metal frames for the posters are excellent for holding row covers.

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Grow Your Own Ornamental Sweet PotatoesGrow Your Own Ornamental Sweet Potatoes
By HollyAnnS, April 4, 2015

Easy to grow, plenty to share. Ornamental Sweet Potatoes (OSP) just take a little fall planning and you will be ready to grow your own come spring.

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Showcasing the Best Bulb Photos from This WeekShowcasing the Best Bulb Photos from This Week
By dave, April 3, 2015

On Monday, we opened the Spring Bulb celebration week with the Top 50 Bulbs, and I challenged everyone to post their best pictures this week. Now let's see which of those photos got the most thumbs from ATP members.

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Tulips in Every Form and SizeTulips in Every Form and Size
By Newyorkrita, April 3, 2015

Tulips are a beautiful addition to every garden and come in many shapes and sizes.

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ATP Podcast #84: Talking Plant Sales and Daylilies with Jon WhitingerATP Podcast #84: Talking Plant Sales and Daylilies with Jon Whitinger
By dave, April 2, 2015

Jon joins us in a special episode of the podcast! In today's episode, Jon and Dave talk about our upcoming plant sale, growing plants, vegetables, propagating, fertilizing, and, of course, daylilies.

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Scilla sardensisScilla sardensis
By Newyorkrita, April 1, 2015

Maybe you are looking for something different from the usual early spring blooms of crocus. Try the lovely bright blue blooms of Scilla sardensis.

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Little Bulbs in the GardenLittle Bulbs in the Garden
By gemini_sage, March 31, 2015

The bulb catalogs have started arriving! And what a smart move, as we're all seeing those heralds of spring popping up with the melting of the snow. Usually, it's the big, bold blossoms that catch our eyes; the Tulips, Daffodils, and Hyacinths are what most of us think of when we think of spring bulbs. But don't overlook the diminutive little guys that, when planted thoughtfully, can provide stunning visual impact.

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How Deep for Bulbs?How Deep for Bulbs?
By critterologist, March 30, 2015

You don't need to remember a lot of different rules to know how deep to plant your fall bulbs.

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Share Your Spring Blooming Bulb Photos!Share Your Spring Blooming Bulb Photos!
By dave, March 29, 2015

Do you have spring blooming bulbs in your garden or around your town this week? Share photos of them in the plant database, and enjoy looking at those posted by other members. At the end of the week, I will give a report of the most thumbed images and it'll be awesome.

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The Top 50 Most Popular Spring Blooming BulbsThe Top 50 Most Popular Spring Blooming Bulbs
By dave, March 28, 2015

We made it! Winter is over and it's springtime! Let's celebrate with a special week dedicated to these beautiful bulbs that brighten our gardens every spring, and we open that week with a look at the most popular of these plants.

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