National Gardening Association: Gardening Resources

National Gardening Association: Gardening Resources

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Hummingbird ConcentrateHummingbird Concentrate
By donnabking, May 26, 2016

Here is a fast and easy way to be prepared ahead of time for your favorite sweet charming guests without all of the fuss. Whether it's spring or fall, you want to be ready for them with an ample supply of food at a second's notice! Here's how you can be ready.

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The Monarchs Grace Us with Their PresenceThe Monarchs Grace Us with Their Presence
By frostweed, May 24, 2016

Raising Monarchs indoors helps to protect them from predators and assists them in their struggle for survival, increasing their numbers during this difficult time of diminishing habitat.

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Tomato Trellis Using 4 Cattle PanelsTomato Trellis Using 4 Cattle Panels
By Thomas75, May 21, 2016

Here's a tutorial on building a simple trellis to support tomatoes even during the worst weather conditions.

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Making Your Own Standard RosesMaking Your Own Standard Roses
By sunnyvalley, May 18, 2016

This last winter wasn’t as cold as most, at least not for us, but you may still have some roses that have not survived. Sometimes you only lose the grafted rose and come spring all you see are suckers from the rootstock. Depressing, but look on the bright side - those suckers are ideal for making your own standard roses!

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The May 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!The May 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
By dave, May 16, 2016

Finally, this month's raffle is ready! We have some great prizes lined up, come in and check it out.

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The Garden Tower 2 ReviewThe Garden Tower 2 Review
By dave, May 9, 2016

What a pleasure to get my hands on this combination vertical garden/vermicomposting system. Watch my video and read about this innovative gardening container.

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Delightful Miniature GardeningDelightful Miniature Gardening
By beckygardener, April 29, 2016

The wonder of tiny items and plants can spill over into gardening. Have you ever thought of creating a miniature garden scene? You'll be surprised at how easy it is.

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Fiddle Leaf Ficus (Fig)Fiddle Leaf Ficus (Fig)
By drdawg, April 27, 2016

There always seems to be a lot of interest in and questions asked me about growing Fiddle Leaf Ficus as a houseplant. Along with questions, there is also a lot of confusion as to exactly what sort of houseplant the Fiddle Leaf actually is.

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The Excellent SorghumThe Excellent Sorghum
By dave, April 25, 2016

Sorghum is in the grass family and is closely related to corn. In fact, when it's young it is nearly impossible to differentiate it from corn. If anyone ever tells you they have volunteer corn in their garden, you can sound smart by guessing that it's sorghum.

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By Dutchlady1 on May 27, 2016 5:29 AM, concerning plant: Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Fortuna')

This is a seedling of 'Mardi Gras'.

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By jmorth on May 26, 2016 11:41 PM, concerning plant: Double Daffodil (Narcissus 'Bridal Crown')

This classic double daffodil is considered a great forcer. Other great double daffodils known to force well are 'Abba' and 'Erlicheer'.
Brent and Becky's think Bridal Crown is one of the best-looking daffodils for daffodils grown in pots. "Heavenly fragrance."

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By HollyAnnS on May 26, 2016 11:40 AM, concerning plant: Astilbe (Astilbe glaberrima var. saxatilis)

This plant overwintered just as pictured in a little 3-inch pot, sitting on my outside plant shelf. Zone 6. It was purchased late last summer, so I haven't seen it bloom yet, but am very much looking forward to seeing it bloom this summer.

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By eclayne on May 26, 2016 11:33 AM, concerning plant: Anthurium (Anthurium leuconeurum)

The original plant, from Chiapas, Mexico around 1860, has not been collected in the wild. It is believed to be either a hybrid, Anthurium (Anthurium berriozabalense) x Velvet Cardboard Anthurium (Anthurium clarinervium) or endemic to a very small area. For this reason you will often see it as Anthurium x leuconeurum. It differs from A. clarinervium in having no leaf lamina on the basal/posterior rib at the sinus (naked).

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By Cyclaminist on May 26, 2016 11:14 AM, concerning plant: Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida)

A long and lanky coneflower. It has thinner petals (technically, petaloid rays) than Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) , a more commonly grown species, but is more drought-tolerant. I grow it on a hill that dries out fast, and now that it's established, it shouldn't need watering. E. purpurea would wilt and die if it were planted in the same place. Similar to Narrow-leaf Coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia) .

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