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Two Database Features You May Not Know AboutTwo Database Features You May Not Know About
By dave, February 1, 2015

We have a powerful photo browsing tool that I want to make sure you know about, and we have a planting calendar tool that hooks into the database and makes planning your vegetable garden a breeze.

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Celebrating the All Things Plants Database...with a contest!Celebrating the All Things Plants Database...with a contest!
By dave, January 31, 2015

Almost every feature of All Things Plants taps into the database in one way or another, and this week we are celebrating this aspect of ATP! Come in and read what activities we have planned for the week, and to learn about our contest with prizes offered by Victory Seed Company!

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Brassicas for Early Spring PlantingBrassicas for Early Spring Planting
By abhege, January 30, 2015

As we start planning our spring vegetable gardens, one of the first crops we plant may include members of the brassica family, such as cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli.

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ATP Podcast #76: Composting in the WinterATP Podcast #76: Composting in the Winter
By dave, January 29, 2015

In today's podcast, Trish and Dave share their thoughts on composting in winter. What to do to keep it alive, when there are no grass clippings or weeds? We also talk about the Green Pages feature at All Things Plants, and give miscellaneous thoughts on the goings-on around our farm.

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Moving a Young Tree or BushMoving a Young Tree or Bush
By valleylynn, January 28, 2015

If you soak the ground the day before, really well, it will be that much easier to dig up a young tree or bush that you want to move to a different area of the garden.

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Create Your Own Grow-Light Shelving UnitCreate Your Own Grow-Light Shelving Unit
By beckygardener, January 27, 2015

Need an indoor grow-light shelving unit to sow and grow your plants during the winter months? This is how I made one.

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Don't Throw Broken Pots Away!Don't Throw Broken Pots Away!
By Dinu, January 26, 2015

Once a pot breaks, many people throw it away. I am going to share what I do with a pot that is broken at the top while the rest of it is still good.

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Are Vermiculite and Perlite the Same?Are Vermiculite and Perlite the Same?
By drdawg, January 25, 2015

It seems that many people believe that vermiculite and perlite are similar products used for similar purposes. This is not true.

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The Amaryllis Plant for the Brown-Thumbed GardenerThe Amaryllis Plant for the Brown-Thumbed Gardener
By PAgirl63, January 24, 2015

I've always had a "brown" thumb when it comes to growing amaryllises. Either I'll grow plants that have lush green leaves and no flowers, or the bulbs will just sit there and sulk. Or even worse, the bulbs turn to mush or they just shrivel up. This year I cheated and had success!

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ATP Podcast #75: All About AmaryllisesATP Podcast #75: All About Amaryllises
By dave, January 23, 2015

We've been celebrating Amaryllises this week at All Things Plants.com and in today's episode we'll discuss these cheerful winter blooming bulbs. After that, we'll talk about timely gardening information, including how to grow late winter crops like onions and potatoes.

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Getting Your Amaryllis To Rebloom Year After Year After YearGetting Your Amaryllis To Rebloom Year After Year After Year
By vbprog, January 22, 2015

What should you do with your new amaryllis now that the blooms are fading and the leaves are drooping? Here are some steps you can take that will keep the bulb coming up year after year.

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Grow Amaryllis in the Southern GardenGrow Amaryllis in the Southern Garden
By bsharf, January 21, 2015

Southern gardeners can enjoy the early spring color of the outdoor Amaryllis.

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Celebrating Amaryllis -- Fun FactsCelebrating Amaryllis -- Fun Facts
By Trish, January 20, 2015

Amaryllis and Hippeastrum have a long history in lore. We'll continue our celebration by exploring some fun facts about these plants.

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Jump Starting an Amaryllis BulbJump Starting an Amaryllis Bulb
By Paul2032, January 19, 2015

Often when I buy a new Amaryllis Bulb it has crisp dry roots. Here is a way to give the bulb some help in starting.

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Let's Share AmaryllisLet's Share Amaryllis
By dave, January 18, 2015

Do you have Amaryllis plants in bloom? Now's the time to share the photos! No blooms to share? Then enjoy the show, and post your comments about the photos.

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The Top Hippeastrum and AmaryllisThe Top Hippeastrum and Amaryllis
By dave, January 17, 2015

We open the Hippeastrum and Amaryllis Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, most thumbed image, and more!

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ATP Podcast #74: Wintertime is for Seed ShoppingATP Podcast #74: Wintertime is for Seed Shopping
By dave, January 16, 2015

In this week's podcast we discuss the wonderful joys of seed shopping via mail order catalogs, and we also hold an impromptu discussion about the joys of chickweed.

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Cracking Black WalnutsCracking Black Walnuts
By chickhill, January 15, 2015

Want bigger nut goodies for your favorite recipes?

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Insulated Plant CoverInsulated Plant Cover
By ShadyGreenThumb, January 14, 2015

Special plants call for special measures when it comes to protection from the cold. Try this boxing technique.

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DIY Plant Markers from Recycled BottlesDIY Plant Markers from Recycled Bottles
By Dinu, January 13, 2015

The simple re-use of an old plastic bottle as plant markers.

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Wintertime Is Chickweed TimeWintertime Is Chickweed Time
By dave, January 12, 2015

Whenever I give a talk to a garden club or group of master gardeners, I always make sure to spend a few minutes talking about one of my favorite plants, chickweed. Every person needs to know about this useful (and deliciously edible) plant.

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Coconut Repurpose, Orchid Hanging BasketCoconut Repurpose, Orchid Hanging Basket
By RobertB, January 11, 2015

This time of year here in Florida the last round of coconuts is starting to fall to the ground. Neighborhood kids keep them picked up for the most part, but there are always a few that end up lying around. Here is a little repurpose project that you might find to be fun.

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How-To Guide for Mounting EpiphytesHow-To Guide for Mounting Epiphytes
By drdawg, January 10, 2015

Lots of people grow epiphytic plants, but most of them are grown in pots, simply because that's the way we are used to growing houseplants. However, that is not the way most of these plants grow in nature. Though they might grow on rocky outcrops or even electrical and/or telephone wires, the vast majority will be found growing in trees. Why not mount some of your epiphytes, so that they grow the way they do in nature?

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ATP Podcast #73: Starting 2015 by Celebrating All Things PlantsATP Podcast #73: Starting 2015 by Celebrating All Things Plants
By dave, January 9, 2015

The podcast is back for another year, and in today's episode we talk about our plans for the site this year. We discuss the planned celebration weeks, talk about Dave's upcoming speaking schedule, and share the little that is going on in our gardens right now.

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It's Your Turn - Come Celebrate ATP!It's Your Turn - Come Celebrate ATP!
By dave, January 8, 2015

You, the members, are the heart and soul of ATP. Trish and I celebrate all of you!

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