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In my short period of gardening I have come to love daylilies, but I like them mixed in with other plants.
Growing hybrids from seeds is fun and an easy way to add more daylilies to your garden!
There are advantages and disadvantages to growing daylilies in sub-tropical Australia. You miss out on the easy access North Americans have to some of the best hybridisers in the world. But it also works the other way: So many excellent cultivars did not make it to the Northern Hemisphere.
I needed to move daylily clumps from an area in the backyard and was able to create an instant daylily garden in the front yard.
It's Daylilies Week, and we're opening the special event with a special report on the most popular daylilies, as judged by our members. How do we compile this list, and which cultivars got the award? Read on to find out!
Have you ever wondered whether you could cut some of your beautiful garden daylilies and bring them inside to display in a vase as a formal flower arrangement? Read on to see how easy and long-lasting a garden bouquet of daylilies can be!
ATP Podcast #51: Easy Annuals To Fill Those Empty Areas
By dave, April 4, 2014
What to do with those empty spots in your garden? Annuals, of course! But which ones? In this episode we'll discuss our favorite annuals that grow fast, get big, and are easy to grow.
Need to move a single piece of sowing medium with the tiniest seedling attached to it?
My method of using hog panel provides easy access and super support for tomatoes, squash, beans, and gourds alike. I also pile on the straw for moisture retention and weed control.
Pole Beans save on space but need something to climb on.
When taking long cuttings that can be cut smaller, I use a marker to mark the top. The mark will not hurt the cutting.
Small Washtub -- So Handy for Watering Houseplants!
By Pentalinda, March 30, 2014
A small washtub has been given a second life. Once upon a time, my son used it at school to hold his supplies, and now it's my gardening friend.
Just after the threat of frost has passed, and sometimes before, garden clubs and county gardening organizations will hold their annual, or semi-annual, plant sale.
With a brand new baby in the house we had to skip last week's podcast, but we're back now! In today's episode we get caught up on the usual goings on, and we discuss a few common gardening mistakes (and how to avoid them!) We also have a bonus segment today on our Pinboard of Bad Ideas!
I'm sure pass-along plants are a tradition in other parts of the country besides the South. Today, some of the plants of our southern heritage can only be obtained at specialized nurseries or from friends and neighbors.
“Petunia is a genus of 35 species of flowering plants of South American origin, closely related to tobacco, cape gooseberries, tomatoes, deadly nightshades, potatoes and chili peppers; in the family Solanaceae." (Wikipedia)
Everyone is tempted by the sexy blooms and luscious tomatoes we see in pictures, but if plants aren't happy, they won't live up to their outward appearance. Like humans, their beauty begins more than skin deep.
Whether you call them Portulaca or Moss Rose, these low-growing bedding plants are a colorful and easy solution to that barren, hot, and dry garden spot where nothing seems to want to grow.
Save Those Tall Crepe Myrtle Cuttings for Goodness Stakes!
By DavidofDeLand, March 23, 2014
Save those tall Crepe Myrtle stalks when you trim them back now!!! I bundle them and dry them in the rafters in my old garage. Crepe Myrtle dries into a very hard wood indeed and the stakes can be used for trellises and such and will last a couple of years.
Many onion varieties will be sold as either short-day onions, intermediate-day onions, or long-day onions.
Next time you make a salad or stir fry, imagine crunching on a sweet water chestnut harvested fresh from your garden. I decided to try to grow water chestnuts in my home garden in Central Florida using fresh lake water in a half whiskey barrel.
If you have a small water feature either above ground or with very shallow water, you may wonder about the best way to overwinter your hardy pond plants.
When people put in a pond, after the pond has been built, they usually wish they had gone bigger, so plan your pond to be as large as the space for it allows.
Do you live in an apartment or townhouse or are you thinking of moving in a few years? Is digging a pond an issue for you? Then an above-ground water garden is perfect for you. Small above-ground water gardens have many advantages. No digging, no wading in to clean them, lower cost, and portable. Just look around and think out of the ground.
Anyone can create a water garden. A pond is not necessary. Instead, just about any container that holds water will do! It is very easy to create and nearly effortless to care for. Everyone should have at least one water garden featured in their yard!