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Incorporating Daylilies with Other PlantsIncorporating Daylilies with Other Plants
By Seedfork, April 7, 2014

In my short period of gardening I have come to love daylilies, but I like them mixed in with other plants.

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Growing Daylilies from SeedGrowing Daylilies from Seed
By beckygardener, April 7, 2014

Growing hybrids from seeds is fun and an easy way to add more daylilies to your garden!

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Daylilies Upside DownDaylilies Upside Down
By Gleni, April 6, 2014

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.

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Instant Daylily Garden by Moving ClumpsInstant Daylily Garden by Moving Clumps
By Newyorkrita, April 6, 2014

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.

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The 2014 All Things Plants Top 25 DayliliesThe 2014 All Things Plants Top 25 Daylilies
By dave, April 5, 2014

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!

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Daylily Floral ArrangementsDaylily Floral Arrangements
By chalyse, April 5, 2014

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!

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ATP Podcast #51: Easy Annuals To Fill Those Empty AreasATP 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.

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Tool for the TiniestTool for the Tiniest
By chelle, April 3, 2014

Need to move a single piece of sowing medium with the tiniest seedling attached to it?

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 Growing Tomatoes with Free-Standing Hog Panel, Straw, and Bale Twine Growing Tomatoes with Free-Standing Hog Panel, Straw, and Bale Twine
By RavenCroft, April 2, 2014

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.

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Tomato Cages for Pole BeansTomato Cages for Pole Beans
By Newyorkrita, April 1, 2014

Pole Beans save on space but need something to climb on.

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Taking Cuttings: Keep the Top UpTaking Cuttings: Keep the Top Up
By gingin, March 31, 2014

When taking long cuttings that can be cut smaller, I use a marker to mark the top. The mark will not hurt the cutting.

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Small Washtub -- So Handy for Watering Houseplants!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.

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Keeping It TidyKeeping It Tidy
By grannysgarden, March 29, 2014

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.

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ATP Podcast #50: Common Gardening MistakesATP Podcast #50: Common Gardening Mistakes
By dave, March 28, 2014

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!

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Pass-Along Plants - a Southern TraditionPass-Along Plants - a Southern Tradition
By SongofJoy, March 27, 2014

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.

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In Praise of PetuniasIn Praise of Petunias
By mcash70, March 26, 2014

“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)

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Don't Forget the Amendments!Don't Forget the Amendments!
By Anderwood, March 25, 2014

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.

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Plant PortulacasPlant Portulacas
By Newyorkrita, March 24, 2014

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.

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Save Those Tall Crepe Myrtle Cuttings for Goodness Stakes!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.

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Short-Day, Intermediate-Day, and Long-Day OnionsShort-Day, Intermediate-Day, and Long-Day Onions
By SongofJoy, March 22, 2014

Many onion varieties will be sold as either short-day onions, intermediate-day onions, or long-day onions.

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Water ChestnutsWater Chestnuts
By Trux4, March 21, 2014

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.

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Overwintering Hardy Pond PlantsOverwintering Hardy Pond Plants
By HollyAnnS, March 20, 2014

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.

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Building a PondBuilding a Pond
By Carolyn22, March 19, 2014

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.

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Portable PondsPortable Ponds
By Eric4home, March 18, 2014

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.

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Container Water GardeningContainer Water Gardening
By beckygardener, March 17, 2014

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!

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