National Gardening Association: Gardening Resources

National Gardening Association: Gardening Resources

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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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Cast Concrete LeavesCast Concrete Leaves
By HollyAnnS, April 23, 2016

Are you in need of a nice birdbath or fountain? Maybe you need a present for a friend or family member? Do you have some rather large leaves and don't know what to do with them? Maybe some nice big Hosta, Canna, Castor Bean, or tropical plant leaves? Well I have an idea: Let's make some cast concrete leaves.

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Preventing Premature Orchid Bloom DropPreventing Premature Orchid Bloom Drop
By TheOrchidGirl, April 22, 2016

Have you ever bought an orchid in bloom, only to see its flowers fall off a few days later? If so, read on! :D

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Staking Tall DelphiniumsStaking Tall Delphiniums
By foraygardengirl, April 21, 2016

Nothing is worse than watching your lovely tall spikes of blooming delphiniums get flattened by rain and wind.

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Juliet Grape Tomatoes. Productive and FoolproofJuliet Grape Tomatoes. Productive and Foolproof
By Newyorkrita, April 20, 2016

Try these remarkably carefree and productive grape-shaped tomatoes for salads or for eating fresh.

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Custom Planter BoxCustom Planter Box
By tropicgirl, April 19, 2016

I had an awkward space and wanted to block a garbage can, so I decided to build a custom planter box.

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PVC & Vinyl Lattice Garden Arch/TrellisPVC & Vinyl Lattice Garden Arch/Trellis
By Brinybay, April 18, 2016

For those who don't have technical skills or the patience to draw plans.

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The newest comments to the plant database:
By Cyclaminist on Apr 29, 2016 10:55 PM, concerning plant: Silky Aster (Symphyotrichum sericeum)

I had seen this plant before on plant identification websites, but didn't think much of it. Then I saw the plant in person at a local native plant nursery, Landscape Alternatives, and I immediately had to get it. The leaves are so beautiful and silky, irresistible. I guess the beauty is hard to capture in a photo.

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By Baja_Costero on Apr 29, 2016 9:25 PM, concerning plant: Ice Plant (Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum)

Invasive South African succulent which has naturalized throughout coastal Baja California. This mat-forming annual thrives on very sandy, nutrient-poor soil (like washes and disturbed areas) and outcompetes native plants in mild coastal locations (like the wide-leaved M. crystallinum).

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By Baja_Costero on Apr 29, 2016 8:44 PM, concerning plant: Ice Plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum)

Invasive South African succulent which has naturalized throughout coastal Baja California. This mat-forming annual thrives on very sandy, nutrient-poor soil (like washes and disturbed areas) and outcompetes native plants in mild coastal locations (like the finger-leaved M. nodiflorum).

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By wcgypsy on Apr 29, 2016 8:09 PM, concerning plant: Storksbill (Pelargonium grossularioides 'Coconut')

I was thrilled to see that the Coconut Geranium sailed through our winter with 25-28 degree nights, actually thriving, growing larger and more lush. I'm now thinking that I will actually use it as more of a ground cover more extensively.

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By Cyclaminist on Apr 29, 2016 6:50 PM, concerning plant: Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium reptans)

This flower is mentioned in Heather Holm's Pollinators on Native Plants. It feeds both long-tongued bees (for instance, bumblebees) and short-tongued bees (sweat bees, mining bees), which drink nectar or gather pollen and nectar for their nests. It is also visited by beetles and hoverflies (also known as flower flies and syrphid flies), which eat pollen. The larvae (babies) of several hoverflies eat aphids. Larger bees are the most effective pollinators, because they come into contact with the anthers and stigma more frequently than smaller bees.

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