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We know coneflowers are grown and loved by all, but what about daisies? There are 24 genera in our database that contain plants that are considered daisies. Among such a vast reach of plants, which are the most popular among ATP members? Let's have a look!
When we decided to replace the fountain in our sunroom, we thought of another use.
All Members Are Invited To Judge the Caladiums Photo Contest!
By dave, August 1, 2014
The 2014 Caladiums photo contest, sponsored by Caladium Bulbs 4 Less, is now finished and 174 photos have been entered. Come check out all the great photos and pick your favorites. The winners will get some great prizes!
Start a new garden by planting right on top of your lawn!
ATP Podcast #66: Summer Chores and Preparing for Fall Gardening
By dave, July 30, 2014
TODO items for late summer, presented by Trish, and preparing for the fall garden, presented by Dave! The month of July is coming to a close and that means it's time to start thinking about the fall gardening season. But wait, you might say, we're in the dog days of summer, and you're already talking about fall gardening? Yes indeed, now is the time to get your fall gardening plans in order.
On Oct 31, 1997, I discovered a baby rattlesnake in my home office, curled up behind my chair. That is NOT the kind of snake I recommend you bring into your house. Instead, adopt a Snake Plant, also called Mother-in-Law's Tongue. The perfect house plant, it's easy to grow, difficult to kill, and its broad leaves make it very effective at removing toxins from the air.
When it's hard to separate your dogs and your plants, some plants run the risk of getting stomped into oblivion or dug out. Here's a low-cost solution.
If there ever is confusion concerning plant products, interpreting the labeling of sphagnum moss and peat moss is high on the list.
In early 2012 we built an herb spiral and it has since become a cornerstone of our gardens. Allow me to take a moment to share with you how and why we built this amazingly useful garden structure.
Announcing the ATP and Caladium Bulbs 4 Less Photo Contest!
By dave, July 25, 2014
Our friends at Caladium Bulbs 4 Less are sponsoring our very first photo contest at All Things Plants, and there are prizes to win! Do you have great photos of caladiums? Then enter them in our contest and win prizes along with the admiration of your peers!
One of my favorite foliage plants is the 'Silver Carpet' variety of Lamb's Ears (Stachys byzantina). It's tough and semi-drought-tolerant.
A beginner's guide to growing cacti and succulents indoors.
We took last week off but we're back and ready to talk about gardening. It's Xeriscaping Week at ATP and today we're going to dive down deep into the topic of xeriscaping. What is xeriscaping? Is it only for desert regions? Is it something that you can put into practice in your own garden? Find out in today's episode of the ATP podcast!
There was magic, she said, in the plants we gathered from the mountain. Magic plants had three reasons for living: They gave us food, they gave us medicine, and they gave us beauty. She said yarrow was truly magic because it was also a plant that could live with very little water. To me, the very best part about yarrow was that it was so old it had a story to tell. That made it even more magical. I loved Aunt Bett's stories.
Some of My Favorite Xeriscape Plants Are Real Stinkers
By SongofJoy, July 21, 2014
I love stapeliads, especially Stapelia gigantea. Some people say the blooms emit a terrible odor. Others say they can't smell them at all.
A few years ago if you had asked me what I thought when I heard the word "Xeriscape," I would have immediately said "Cactus and rocks." How little I knew and how quickly my mind was forever changed.
Does xeriscapic mean boring and dry looking? Absolutely not! You'll never believe what beautiful blooms are available for the non-irrigated landscape. Come in and see.
I have tried everything organically (or so I thought) to get rid of the dreaded Red Lily Beetle. I have used chemicals in the past that have worked fine but left me with a guilty conscience. What am I harming?
Wooden pallets can be repurposed to make a functional and attractive vertical herb garden!
Easy Protection from the Sun for Young or Sensitive Plants
By StaticAsh, July 15, 2014
Need a quick solution for protecting plants from harsh sun while they acclimate? Try shims!
Keeping your veggie bed clean will help stave off pests and disease, and it will turn those good clippings into nutritious meals!
The Nature Conservancy calls Tennessee the most biologically rich of all the inland states. As I walk through my property and neighborhood, I see many exotic plants. Fortunately, I also see an abundance of native plants.
Time for another raffle! Four nice prizes, plus extra acorns for runner up prizes. Come on in and take a look.
Cover your fruit trees with netting to keep the birds from stealing all of your fruit.
Which trees are the most popular in the Southern regions of the United States? Let's find out!