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How To Make a Cheap "Light Box" for Sorting SeedsHow To Make a Cheap "Light Box" for Sorting Seeds
By Joebass, October 12, 2014

Do you have seeds that can be candled to check for viability? Make a cheap light box that is customizable and will get the job done!

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The October 2014 Hardy Cacti, Succulents, Natives and Wildflowers Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!The October 2014 Hardy Cacti, Succulents, Natives and Wildflowers Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
By dave, October 11, 2014

This is it! The final raffle of the year, and it's another great one, loaded down with huge prizes from some of our favorite companies.

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Hardy Cactus OpuntiaHardy Cactus Opuntia
By Cinta, October 10, 2014

If you live with snow a few months a year and yearn to have a desert garden but think it is not possible, think again: It is possible. There are many cacti that are cold hardy down to -30 degrees, but I will discuss mainly Opuntia cactus planting, designs, and companion plants that will give the appearance of a desert garden. There are numerous hardy Opuntia cacti that are hardy to -30 degrees and will survive under a foot of snow. When spring arrives for us northern gardeners, the opuntias usually are lying flat and may look dead, but they will plump up and reward you with 4" - 6" peony-form flowers in colors of yellow, pink, peach, and red in June-July.

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Where To Look for Sempervivum Color at ATPWhere To Look for Sempervivum Color at ATP
By webesemps, October 9, 2014

Sempervivums are available in a great variety of vibrant colors, but within a year's worth of growing time Sempervivums can undergo several color changes.

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Sempervivum: My FavoriteSempervivum: My Favorite
By perennialobsessions, October 8, 2014

A plant genus that has minimal needs, thrives in some of the coldest climates and least hospitable conditions, yet provides interest throughout the year. Yet they do well in the rainy old Northwest. What more could you ask?

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Peter Dieckmann BiographyPeter Dieckmann Biography
By valleylynn, October 7, 2014

At times there are special people that come into our lives. For me, Peter Dieckmann was one of those very special people and I wish that all of you also could have had the privilege of knowing him.

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Sedum acre and the Mother Pot: the Making of Glowing GroundcoversSedum acre and the Mother Pot: the Making of Glowing Groundcovers
By Gleni, October 6, 2014

Glowing yellow, stunningly good on the eye, and beloved of bees, this sedum is one I had tried to use before as a groundcover. It was a big fail. The cuttings usually did not take. One day I accidentally discovered the secret of the mother pot.

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Easy Propagation of SedumsEasy Propagation of Sedums
By ofm, October 5, 2014

Got a bunch of empty pots and some sedum? Looking for something to do with both?

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The Top Sempervivums and SedumsThe Top Sempervivums and Sedums
By dave, October 4, 2014

Sempervivum and Sedum are the cornerstone genera of hardy succulents, so let's have a look at the most popular of these fun plants.

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Hybridizing Hardy Water Lilies, Part 2Hybridizing Hardy Water Lilies, Part 2
By Cat, October 3, 2014

You can hybridize your own hardy water lilies. It is not too difficult with a little preparation. Give it a try. You just might produce a new cultivar that is worth naming and registering!

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Hybridizing Hardy Water Lilies, Part 1Hybridizing Hardy Water Lilies, Part 1
By Cat, October 2, 2014

You can hybridize your own hardy water lilies. It is not too difficult with a little preparation. Give it a try. You just might produce a new cultivar that is worth naming and registering!

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ATP Podcast #72: Heading into FallATP Podcast #72: Heading into Fall
By dave, October 1, 2014

This is it! We made it! It's fall and that means a whole world of activities around the garden. Today we'll talk about our favorite parts of fall and what kinds of things you might want to do in your garden during this early fall season.

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Trash to TreasureTrash to Treasure
By AR, September 30, 2014

A CD stand discarded for recycling makes a perfect plant stand.

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Simple Seed CanistersSimple Seed Canisters
By Cantillon, September 29, 2014

These little airline salt and pepper shakers can be used for mixing fine seed with sand and then distributing the mix on a seed tray.

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Azalea: Spectacular Shrub of the SouthAzalea: Spectacular Shrub of the South
By SongofJoy, September 28, 2014

One of the most popular shrubs in the South, the Azalea is spectacular when in bloom.

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Want To Extend Your Bloom Season? Go with Late Bloomers. Here's HowWant To Extend Your Bloom Season? Go with Late Bloomers. Here's How
By Newyorkrita, September 27, 2014

Daylily bloom season never seems to last long enough to please us all, but around here it lasts for months longer than it used to when my garden was first planted.

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Sensational Salvias: Much More Than Those Fantastic Flowers!Sensational Salvias: Much More Than Those Fantastic Flowers!
By HamiltonSquare, September 26, 2014

Hamilton Square Perennial Garden is one of three large gardens thriving in the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery. It is an all-volunteer labor of love. The concept of a garden cemetery may strike some as unusual, but it is now a much lovelier place to rest in peace or to just visit than in its past incarnation as a derelict and vandalized city-owned property. Hamilton Square has upwards of 50 Salvias. Here are a few with qualities that bring as much joy as their flowers.

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Beautiful 'Blue Fortune' AgastacheBeautiful 'Blue Fortune' Agastache
By SongofJoy, September 26, 2014

I didn't grow Agastaches out West. Since moving to Tennessee, I have discovered the many positive attributes and beautiful colors of this wonderful plant.

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Salvias: Wonderful Flowering PlantsSalvias: Wonderful Flowering Plants
By Marilyn, September 25, 2014

Salvias are also known as Sage. They can be hardy perennials or tender perennials grown as annuals, and they are loved by many. They come in many different colors, such as blue, red, pink, purple, white, and others. Most of them prefer full sun, but some will tolerate anything from full sun to full shade.

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Salvia, a Plant for All GardensSalvia, a Plant for All Gardens
By Skiekitty, September 25, 2014

No matter what kind of garden you grow, there's always room for a salvia.

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Salvia greggii: Blazing Autumn ColorSalvia greggii: Blazing Autumn Color
By FBTS, September 24, 2014

Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) is an enthusiastic bloomer and an excellent choice for robust fall color when annuals fade. Despite its name, this mint family (Lamiaceae) species flowers in many seasons.

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ATP Podcast #71: Let's Talk about Salvias and AgastachesATP Podcast #71: Let's Talk about Salvias and Agastaches
By dave, September 24, 2014

With the long, hot and dry summer behind us, we're ready to get back into the podcasting saddle, and this week is salvias and agastaches week, so that's what we'll talk about. We'll share interesting facts and useful growing tips on these easy and hardy perennials, and we'll chat about our favorite cultivars.

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Both Sight and Scent: Agastaches Have It All!Both Sight and Scent: Agastaches Have It All!
By Skiekitty, September 23, 2014

With a scent that will make you come back for more, plus the bright happy colors, a non-fussy agastache plant is a definite plus for every garden!

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Agastaches: a Wonderful Plant for Every GardenAgastaches: a Wonderful Plant for Every Garden
By Marilyn, September 23, 2014

I love Agastaches and I have been growing them for years. I will show you why I wouldn't be without them in my yard, and why you should grow them in your garden.

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Salvias and Agastaches: Gardener's DelightSalvias and Agastaches: Gardener's Delight
By Catmint20906, September 22, 2014

Salvias and Agastaches are favorites in my garden. They are not only ornamental, but also highly beneficial. Here are three reasons, aside from their stunning and abundant beauty, to grow Salvias and Agastaches in your garden.

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