|Start Your Seeds with a Moist Mixture|
By Gymgirl, February 9, 2014
It is important to moisten your seed-starting medium before you start your seeds. After adding water, use a potato masher to completely mix the seed-starting mixture or peat-based potting mixes. It's much easier and quicker!
|Create Fun Winter Photos with Container Plants Brought in for the Winter|
By DavidofDeLand, February 8, 2014
Bringing in all those prized plants we have sure is a chore in winter. Here in Florida, they're in one week and out the next; all to be done over again the following week, it seems, this time of year. Dragging things in for the freezes creates Miniature Garden photo opportunities. Plants can look great with the addition of a couple of items from the glass case inside. Using those things and touching them once in a while brings them back to life!
|ATP Podcast #45: Talking Roses with Calif_Sue and Zuzu|
By dave, February 7, 2014
An unbelievable opportunity! Today we are joined by ATP Plant Admins Calif_Sue and Zuzu, who will talk about roses.
|Rosebuds and Q-Tips|
By CindiKS, February 7, 2014
Newby Impressions of a District Rose Show
|The Container Rose Garden|
By Joannabanana, February 7, 2014
Container gardening has become quite popular and is not limited to annuals alone. I started container gardening with a couple of hybrid tea roses about 10 years ago. Since then, my collection of container roses has expanded from a couple to about 20 pots. Hybrid tea roses, floribunda roses, small shrub roses, and miniatures are all fantastic in containers.
|Roses Rock with Epsom Salts|
By Joannabanana, February 6, 2014
Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate, MgSO4, and should not be confused with common salt, sodium chloride NaCl. Magnesium and sulfur are both natural minerals that many plants need to thrive. I have used Epsom salts in my garden for years and am very pleased with the obvious results of increased plant vigor, more blooms, larger blooms, greener foliage, and overall better plant health. This is especially true of my roses.
|Roses and Lilies Belong Together|
By Newyorkrita, February 6, 2014
I love the look of lilies planted between roses. The blooms complement each other when occurring at the same time or just give you extra color if blooming separately.
|Where, Oh Where Are the Blue Roses?|
By Skiekitty, February 5, 2014
The most elusive of flowers: the blue rose. Will it ever be?
|David Austin's Roses|
By porkpal, February 5, 2014
Although the rose societies group his roses with the shrubs, David Austin actually created an entirely new class of roses, which he named English Roses. He crossed old garden roses with modern cultivars to combine what he regarded as the best qualities of both. He wanted to combine the graceful form, charm, and fragrance of the old roses with the disease resistance, repeat bloom, and colors of the modern hybrid teas.
|Rose Care in My Long Island Garden|
By Newyorkrita, February 4, 2014
I have my own spraying and fertilizing routine worked out to keep my roses free of fungus and full of bloom.
|Yes, You Can Have Roses and Be Lazy Too|
By lovemyhouse, February 4, 2014
Want roses? Don't want to baby and coddle and cosset? You don't have to if you are willing to make an effort at first and have less than perfect forms later.
|Tips for Growing Beautiful Roses|
By Paul2032, February 3, 2014
If you are growing roses, you want to grow beautiful roses! While growing conditions differ across the country, and all of these suggestions may not work in some areas, I think many of these tips may be helpful in growing the beautiful blooms that we all covet.
|Crowd your Roses for a Jumble of Color|
By Newyorkrita, February 3, 2014
Conventional wisdom advises plenty of space between rose bushes for best results. Instead I break the rules, plant very closely together, and benefit from a riot of color.
|Winter Planting Roses|
By chelle, February 2, 2014
No matter which type of rose is your favorite, they're all woody plants. They prefer cool and consistently moist conditions, along with plenty of gentle sunlight to grow strong roots and stems at a moderate rate. If your springtime planting conditions cannot easily support this necessary growth, you might try planting fully dormant roses in winter.
|The Top 25 Roses, Selected by ATP Members|
By dave, February 1, 2014
You have surely wondered which of the thousands of rose cultivars are the most popular. Well, wonder no more! Here is the list of the 25 most popular roses grown by the members of All Things Plants.
|ATP Podcast #44: Diego Footer, Founder of the Permaculture Voices Conference|
By dave, January 31, 2014
More permaculture! Diego Footer joins us today and talks about permaculture, soil building, fruit tree growing, composting, his upcoming permaculture conference and much, much more.
|Schedule Your Seed Starting|
By LarryR, January 30, 2014
Here is a simple way to keep your seed starting organized and on schedule.
|Fruit in Winter|
By bitbit, January 28, 2014
Fruit is one thing that's hard to come by in winter, at least if you don't have space for large trees that allow you to put away long-storing fruits such as apples and pears.
|Cold-Protect Your Plants|
By ShadyGreenThumb, January 27, 2014
When a rare freeze hits the Southern states, simple covers, such as sheets, may not be enough. Take a few extra steps to protect the most tender Tropical plants in the yard.
|Keep Your Soil Dwellers Awake at Night! Some Random Thoughts...|
By Anderwood, January 26, 2014
A free nitrogen source that is 2% by volume!
|Got Weeds? by greene and Plant Sister|
By greene, January 25, 2014
If you have weeds, why not put them to work for you? Stir up a batch of FPE - Fermented Plant Extract - and your weeds magically become fertilizer and pesticide - and it's organic!
|Creating a Color Theme with Annuals|
By Joannabanana, January 24, 2014
Have you ever thought it would be fun to have a color themed garden? Using annuals to enhance a specific color is a lot easier than you may think. One of the advantages is that you can change your color theme every year.
|ATP Podcast #43: The Annuals Week Postlude|
By dave, January 24, 2014
We wrap up annuals week with a discussion of the interesting articles posted to this site this week. We also talk about the usual things happening around the farm, Dave introduces us to his aquaponics efforts, and we have an impromptu discussion about some interesting crepe myrtle cultivars and species.
|Zinnias, Old-Fashioned Annuals for the Modern Garden|
By Newyorkrita, January 23, 2014
Zinnias are in constant bloom from late spring till frost. These vibrant colorful flowers come in a rainbow of colors and are attractive to butterflies and gardeners. Zinnias are so easy to grow and make wonderful cut flowers.
|Winter Sowing Annuals|
By chelle, January 22, 2014
Did you know that you could sow your annual seeds in winter? I didn't, but now I'm hooked on winter sowing not only perennials and shrubs, but also many of my annuals. The following ideas can help to keep your garden chock-full of blooms all season long, too, and it's so easy to do!