|Hibiscus Section Muenchhusia|
By Horntoad, September 2, 2015
When a plant genus is large, botanists will sometimes divide the genus into sections, which are smaller groups of similar species. Hibiscus is one genus that has been divided into several sections. One of these sections is the section Muenchhusia.
|Scarlet Rose Mallow and One Dark Night|
By Sharon, September 1, 2015
It started like this: She leaned over with her hand cupped around her mouth, and with her soft low voice against my ear, she whispered: "Wear yore darkest clothes, chile, an' meet me right here jus' 'fore dark. We're gonna git some rose maller seeds." "Aunt Bett, marshmalla seeds? Marshmallas don't . . . " That hand clamped itself over my mouth before I could say another word or even take a breath. Her next whisper was a little louder: "Hush yore mouth, chile, ya cain't grab seeds if ya cain't keep quiet!" The night got worse before it got better.
|Hibiscuses of the Continental United States|
By Horntoad, August 31, 2015
Many people are familiar with our native Hibiscus moscheutos. It is the source of many of the cultivars sold as Hardy Hibiscus, but there are many other species that grow here in the United States. Here is a look at the species that grow wild in the Continental United States.
|Rose Of Sharon: What's in a Name, Anyway|
By Sharon, August 30, 2015
A rose is a rose unless it's a Rose of Sharon, and then it's a hibiscus. Some say it's the name of a crocus and others swear it's the name of a tulip and then there's some confusion with the lily of the valley. Poor plant, most likely it lives in a state of constant identity crisis, never knowing on which side of the garden it should grow.
By dave, August 29, 2015
We open the Hibiscus Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!
|Many Veggies Taste Best Raw|
By Newyorkrita, August 28, 2015
Lots of summer veggies taste great raw, straight from the garden.
|An All Things Plants Favorite: Garlic|
By dave, August 27, 2015
What is the absolute easiest edible plant you can grow? I spent my entire morning contemplating that question, and nothing came to mind that beats garlic. As everyone knows, it's a bulb, planted in the fall, grown through the winter, and harvested in very early summer. It requires no special care during the growing season, and has absolutely innumerable uses. Let's talk about this incredible plant.
| Make Your Ponds More Inviting to Frogs|
By Newyorkrita, August 26, 2015
Ever wonder why some ponds have frogs and others don't? Help the frogs out with pond plants.
|Homemade Humidity Trays for Multiple Orchids|
By chris1948, August 25, 2015
These are inexpensive, very easy to make, and only take a few minutes for each one. They work very well, especially with all the orchids I have in my greenhouse.
|The Most Important Garden Pass-Along|
By grannysgarden, August 24, 2015
We often refer to an heirloom plant as a pass-along. These are very dear to us, but there is an even more important garden pass-along, which is the garden practices and garden knowledge we adhere to in our own gardens.
By frankrichards16, August 23, 2015
Photographs are a great way to document and share gardens and garden history. Here is what I have learned.
|Video: Harvesting Salvia Seeds|
By dave, August 22, 2015
In this video, Trish shows us how she harvests seeds from her Salvia greggii in our East Texas garden.
|Echinaceas Celebration Wrapup|
By dave, August 21, 2015
We're nearing the end of our Echinaceas Week - let's have a look at the highlights from the week.
|Three Days Remain in our August Not-a-Raffle-Raffle|
By dave, August 20, 2015
Reminder for all ATP members!! The raffle is still ongoing and it's not yet too late to buy your tickets! Don't have acorns for buying tickets? I'll share some tips in this article.
|Echinacea Clean Up|
By clintbrown, August 18, 2015
If you don't like the appearance of your Echinacea seedheads in late summer and early fall, you can still tidy up their appearance and feed the goldfinches and other birds as well. To clean up, I wait until the stalk just below the seedheads turns brown/black. Cut the stalks and bundle like a bouquet and tie to the base of a pole or small tree. I do this so the finches can have the seeds, and it looks neater. The base of a shepherd's hook that holds your birdfeeders is an excellent spot to tie your seed bouquet.
|The Tennessee Coneflower: Endangered Species Success Story|
By SongofJoy, August 17, 2015
Once thought to be extinct, the Tennessee Coneflower (Echinacea tennesseensis) had a place on the Endangered Species List for decades. Happily, it has now been removed from the list.
|All About Coneflowers|
By Trish, August 16, 2015
Easy to grow, beautiful to look at, preferred by butterflies, and good for the body. Every garden should include Echinaceas!
By dave, August 15, 2015
We open the Echinaceas Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!
|Do You Have Plants That Need Consistent Watering?|
By daylilydreams, August 14, 2015
I recently planted a Ligularia Desdemona that needed a bit more consistent watering where it is planted. While trying to figure out how to meet the needs of this plant, I came up with an idea when I spotted a empty juice container to be recycled. I know other plants sometimes require consistent water and I decided to share my idea as it may be helpful to others.
|ATP Podcast #94: Summer Veggies|
By dave, August 13, 2015
We're back with another episode of the All Things Plants podcast! In today's episode we chat about our favorite summer vegetables, tomatoes, peppers, winter squash, etc. We also discuss the ATP site and our social media outreach efforts.
By frankrichards16, August 12, 2015
I have been using alfalfa hay for mulch for the past two years. I love it!
|Conclusion: AHS Region 1 Annual Meeting Diary|
By LarryR, August 11, 2015
Karole Emmerich's address and a pleasant surprise conclude the annual meeting.
|Day Two at the AHS Region 1 Annual Meeting|
By LarryR, August 10, 2015
This article is a continuation of the diary I kept at my first official daylily meeting.
|Daylily Diary: Annual Meeting of AHS Region 1, July 17-18, Marshalltown, Iowa|
By LarryR, August 9, 2015
Although Daylily Week at ATP is history, I’d like to share with you my personal experiences at the 2015 AHS Region 1 annual meeting. As a newly minted hybridizer, this was my first attendance at a formal daylily meeting.
|The August 2015 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!|
By dave, August 8, 2015
You're never going to believe this awesome raffle. There will be 15 winners - our most ever! Come in, take a look, and buy your tickets!