|Celebrating Fall Harvested Vegetables|
By dave, October 10, 2015
We open the Fall Harvested Vegetables Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!
By Boopaints, October 9, 2015
Keep a kitchen timer outside in your garden to remind you to move the hose or go on an errand.
|ATP Podcast #97: Desert Plants of Utah|
By dave, October 8, 2015
We just got back from a three week trip to see eight different national parks, mostly in Utah. In today's podcast, we discuss our impression of the deserts we saw, and the plants that live there.
|Use Electrical Tape on Garden Tools|
By dave, October 7, 2015
In this video, Trish demonstrates how she uses pink electric tape to customize her tools. This makes them easier to find in the grass, and the pink tape deters thieving family members who don't want to be seen using pink tools! :)
|Cover Crops for Beauty and the Bees|
By Newyorkrita, October 6, 2015
Cover crops are very useful to attract bees and other beneficial insects. They are most often used as green manures to enrich the soil, but I just grow them because they are pretty and they attract pollinators.
|Simple Tips for Better Pictures|
By dogwalker, October 5, 2015
Some easy ideas to help your photographs
|Gum Balls Can Be Your Friend!|
By Suga, October 4, 2015
I've been told all my life, you have to use what the good Lord gives you! Well, in the summer I get the shade from the gum tree, but in the winter months I get those dreaded gum balls everywhere. I decided there had to be something I could do with them.
|Protection from Rabbits for Small Plants and Seedlings|
By StaticAsh, October 3, 2015
How to make simple cages to keep rabbits from eating your young plants.
|Great Fun Attending a Dahlia Show|
By Paul2032, October 2, 2015
My parents were plant lovers, and I remember attending flower shows with them when I was quite young. There were a number of active plant societies then, and many towns had garden clubs that put on a show each year. There was also the state fair and there were some county fairs with shows.
|Dahlias Celebration Week Wrapup|
By dave, October 2, 2015
We're nearing the end of our Dahlias Week, and it was a great one! Let's have a look at the highlights from the week.
|Dahlias: Dos And Don'ts|
By Sharon, October 1, 2015
My love for dahlias got off to a really slow start. I much preferred soil beneath my fingernails than for those same nails to be blackened by bruises from driving dahlia stakes into the ground. And the truth was, dahlias had no other purpose on earth than to stand around looking totally tall and beautiful. I liked plants that had a reason for being, like tomatoes. Now there was a plant worth growing even if it did need to be staked.
|Dahlias in all shapes and sizes|
By mandolls, September 30, 2015
Most gardeners are familiar with the more common types of dahlias, the Formal & Informal Decorative, the Ball, the Single, and the Cactus, but there are other forms that get less notice.
|Solutions for Fruit Flies|
By PAgirl63, September 30, 2015
You probably already know to wash or rinse fruits with edible skins, such as apples, pears, grapes, peaches, nectarines, and plums. Don't stop there!
|Stake the Dahlias|
By Sharon, September 29, 2015
I grew up loving wildflowers, their little blooms, their foliage, their purpose in life. They seemed to grow and bloom with absolutely no care or attention. I discovered quite early that none of that was true for my mother's prized dahlias. They had to be staked and tied and needed daily care. I wasn't very fond of a plant whose bloom was too heavy for the stalk it grew on.
By chucklasher7, September 28, 2015
I am sure everyone here has their own method, but I have one that has been great. After digging, cleaning and dividing, I put the tubers in bags of various sizes, either Ziploc bags or old bread bags, identify them, then cover the tubers with extra dry Pro-Mix and seal the bag. They go in the coldest corner of the cellar, and my success rate has been virtually 100% for many years.
|Pretty Dahlia Stakes|
By pirl, September 27, 2015
Many dahlias require staking, but there's a better look than rebar.
By dave, September 26, 2015
We open the Dahlias Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!
By Paul2032, September 25, 2015
The beauty around us seems endless, but sometimes Mother Nature outdoes herself in creating plants and flowers that are unique and that may, depending on your tastes, seem even more beautiful. Fasciated flowers have something that could be described as a little extra and could be considered either gorgeous or grotesque.
|Milkweed, in Seed|
By Newyorkrita, September 24, 2015
In late summer Milkweed pods dry and burst open, showing seeds with silky parachutes.
|Grow Milkweed and Help Save the Monarch Butterflies|
By dave, September 23, 2015
Could the monarchs one day actually go extinct? It's not unheard of. The loss of milkweed is directly related to the loss of monarchs. Let's all grow milkweed and preserve this majestic species of butterfly.
|Creating a Butterfly Garden|
By Catmint20906, September 22, 2015
Many of us envision a peaceful paradise where butterflies float, serenely sipping nectar from the beauty we have created. For me, the reality of a butterfly garden is humming, vibrant, and thrilling beyond anything I ever could have imagined. Here are some tips for creating a butterfly garden of your own.
|Blame the Bird Seed|
By Chillybean, September 21, 2015
Feeding the birds brings much to our lives. We see and learn from these beauties in a way we wouldn't otherwise. This joy may create some unexpected yard work.
|Tips for Replanting|
By Lalambchop1, September 20, 2015
I'm currently replanting a daylily bed and thought I'd share a couple of tips.
|A Method of Cleaning Sempervivum and Jovibarba Seeds|
By parttimegardener, September 19, 2015
I did quite a few crosses this year and, when it came to cleaning up the seeds, I found this method quite helpful in saving some time and avoiding the loss of too many seeds blown away with the debris.
|Salvias Celebration Wrapup|
By dave, September 18, 2015
We're nearing the end of our Celebrating Salvias Week, and it was a great one! Let's have a look at the highlights from the week.