|Early Milkweed for the Monarchs|
By frostweed, October 20, 2013
Asclepias curassavica is not winter hardy here in North Central Texas, so in order to have fresh milkweed ready for the Monarchs as they return from their wintering in Mexico, I keep milkweed in large pots and bring them into the garage during freezing weather and then take them out again when the danger of frost is past. This way, I have plants for them to lay their eggs on in the spring.
|Dividing Daylilies, Overcoming the Fear of Separation|
By Char, October 19, 2013
There is nothing more glorious than a large daylily clump in full bloom. At some point these large daylily clumps will need to be divided. The most common question I hear from garden visitors after “When does my daylily need to be divided?” is “How do I divide my daylily?”
|Scapes and Stalks|
By Newyorkrita, October 19, 2013
Did you know that daylilies bloom on scapes while irises bloom on stalks?
|Potted Daylilies: Trimming Roots|
By chalyse, October 18, 2013
When, how and with what can you safely divide your awesome daylilies? What follows is a group-generated article to give you some food for thought, some general directions (which you can adjust for your own circumstances), and some links at the bottom to other helpful articles, including the most responsive place to ask questions specific to your needs - the Daylily Forum on All Things Plants!
|Daylilies in a Cottage Garden|
By Newyorkrita, October 18, 2013
A daylily photo tour of my cottage garden daylily beds.
|ATP Podcast #39: Daylilies Week with Melanie Mason|
By dave, October 17, 2013
We continue to celebrate Daylilies Week with an interview with daylily hybridizer Melanie Mason.
|Daylilies and Spring Bulbs: the Perfect Combination|
By Newyorkrita, October 17, 2013
Now that it is fall, it is time to plant your spring bulbs. And what better place to add spring bulbs than in your daylily beds? Be sure to add some bulbs in and around your daylily gardens.
|Ditch Lilies en Masse|
By Newyorkrita, October 16, 2013
Common ditch lilies are an effective landscape tool for erosion control and summer blooms.
|"Summer Is the 4th of July" (Growing Daylilies in zone 4b)|
By ARoseblush, October 16, 2013
As Vermonters, we have an expression that connotes the meaning of summer: "Summer is the 4th of July." On either side of this date, "expect the unexpected." The weather temps can range from 90 degree daytime heat to 40 degrees at night from June through August. In September, temps range anywhere from the mid-60s in the day to an occasional hard frost at night.
|Easy Guide to Planting Daylily Proliferations|
By tink3472, October 15, 2013
Here in the South we can get blooming-size proliferations on the scape before we cut them to plant. There are several methods of doing this, and I'll show you how we do it in our garden.
|Growing Daylilies Anywhere with a Soilless Mix|
By spunky1, October 15, 2013
If you have ever purchased a plant from a nursery or big box store, you know they are grown in something other than soil. You can do the same at your house.
|A Simple Fix for Leaning Daylily Scapes|
By Char, October 14, 2013
With a few simple steps and a little practice, you can have a nearly invisible fix to keep weak leaning daylily scapes upright, displaying perfect blooms.
|Add Bulb Lilies to Your Daylily Garden and Add Height|
By Newyorkrita, October 14, 2013
By planting Asiatic Lilies in your beds among your daylilies, you will add height and visual interest even before those daylilies bloom. Asiatics are early-blooming lilies, which bloom before most daylilies have started blooming for the season. It is easy to make room for the Asiatic Lilies because they are tall and skinny.
|All About Daylily Shows|
By tink3472, October 13, 2013
Did you know that there are Daylily shows held each year throughout the United States? Here's a sneak peek at what you might expect to see at one.
|Those Very Special Lilies|
By ShadyGreenThumb, October 13, 2013
I have five or six very special lilies that have been with me since before my first child was born 24 years ago. I am sure they have a botanical name, a very special cultivar name, and all that. However, I only know that they came from a Daylily farm in Pearland, TX.
|Spunky1's Annual Daylily Naming Contest|
By spunky1, October 12, 2013
Every year, ATP hosts Fred's daylily naming contest. All members are invited to participate in naming one of Fred's newest introductions.
|The Daylilies Week Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!|
By dave, October 12, 2013
It's Daylilies Week (again!) and we're opening our exciting week with an equally exciting raffle. Break out your acorn purse because you're definitely going to want to participate in this raffle. Brace yourself for this goliath of a raffle.
|Wildflowers along the David Thompson Highway, Alberta, Canada|
By CarolineScott, October 11, 2013
This article discusses a few wildflowers found along the David Thompson Highway in West Central Alberta, Canada, in mid-July. Suggestions for growing them as garden plants are included. While the ideas on growing are given---please do not take plant material from the wild. Obtain the plant material from Native Plant growers/nurseries. Many wildflowers are in danger of extinction due to people harvesting wildflowers in the wild.
|ATP Podcast #38: October Gardening|
By dave, October 10, 2013
In this week's podcast Trish and Dave talk about some interesting plants they recently obtained, discuss unusual fruit tree planting ideas, and go through some various gardening chores appropriate for this time of year.
By LindaTX8, October 9, 2013
When I was growing up, few things cheered me up more than to see plants blooming, especially along the roads or in the undeveloped areas near where I lived. Back then, there was more land that hadn't been developed, and much of it still had many native wild plants. These days, there are fewer and fewer of those areas. There was no one to teach me about wild plants or wildflowers. I just found the wild places really fascinating, and the flowers were pretty, even if I didn't know the names of most of the plants. Flowers brought me joy! It wasn't until late in my life that I learned more about native plants and wildflowers and about growing plants and gardening. The wildflowers that grow here and there can give us so much enjoyment. All we have to do is stop, look around, and appreciate them!
|Basic Glossary for Beginning Gardeners|
By Sharon, October 8, 2013
New gardeners often hear words that are unfamiliar to them. Here's a short list of basic gardening terms and their definitions.
|Cleaning Tool for Garden Containers|
By 4susiesjoy, October 7, 2013
I've found that a round, pointed-edged paint brush is the perfect tool for cleaning pots, trays, and plant six-packs. It gets into edges and corners far better than a conventional scrub brush or cloth. The hard bottom of the paint brush is great for pushing out indents in the six-packs that were caused by ejecting the plants.
|A Gardening Use for the Flashlight App|
By Chickensonmars, October 6, 2013
By using a flashlight app, which is downloaded to my tablet, I should have less trouble sorting Lilium and other seed stock this year.
|Feed Birds on the Driveway|
By Newyorkrita, October 5, 2013
To keep birdseed from sprouting in your garden areas, toss mixed seed on a section of your driveway.
|When Comfrey Flops|
By Bonehead, October 4, 2013
Comfrey is a robust plant which forms a thick clump quickly, followed by many blossoms that are nectar to the honeybees and other pollinators. Then, without warning, the whole plant flops to the ground from the center out, often compromising neighboring plants. The simple solution is...