National Gardening Association: Gardening Resources

National Gardening Association: Gardening Resources

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The Need for Garden SentimentalityThe Need for Garden Sentimentality
By bennysplace, May 30, 2016

Grandma’s roses, great grandma’s irises, historical perennials, heirloom bulbs, vintage gardening, and plants of historical importance – these are all terms that call out to the sentimental gardener.

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Seed Nurture and OriginSeed Nurture and Origin
By Anderwood, May 28, 2016

How a seed crop was grown and its origin will affect how the seed grows in your garden. Let's explore some thoughts on organic seed, and why you should consider purchasing seed within your own region.

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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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The newest comments to the plant database:
By Cyclaminist on May 30, 2016 3:40 PM, concerning plant: Sunbright (Phemeranthus parviflorus)

A delightful little succulent plant. Flowers are tiny, and they only appear in late afternoon, but they are such a bright pink, almost magenta, and they are produced for a long time during the hot part of the summer. They need bare soil to grow on.

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By Cyclaminist on May 30, 2016 10:30 AM, concerning plant: Blackseed plantain (Plantago rugelii)

This is an eastern and central North American species very similar to the European species, Plantain (Plantago major) . According to Minnesota Wildflowers, the native has purple bases to the leaf stalks and more elongated seed pods. Illinois Wildflowers mentions that the seed pods on the native species split open at the bottom, while the seed pods on the European species split open in the middle. The leaf stem and blade on the native are sometimes longer, up to 14 inches instead of 11 inches, but that's rare when the plants are growing in a regularly mown lawn.

I took a look at the plantains in my lawn, and so far it looks like I only have the native.

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By AndreA33 on May 30, 2016 3:36 AM, concerning plant: Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Heather Hawk')

I do not see any "Violet standards" on this picture.

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By Cyclaminist on May 29, 2016 8:18 PM, concerning plant: Early Figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

I have Late Figwort (Scrophularia marilandica) , so I got seeds of this species, which blooms earlier, to extend the season.

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By coryvp on May 29, 2016 6:14 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Persimmon')

One of the best tomatoes I've ever tasted, but the plants are one of the least productive I've ever grown. I usually only score one persimmon a year, but the flavor is well worth the effort.

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