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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By Lalambchop1 on May 6, 2016 5:13 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Wishy Washy')

This plant has great vigor. It multiplies well. The blooms are held on strong scapes, well above the foliage.

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By NHJenDion on May 6, 2016 10:58 AM, concerning plant: Geranium (Geranium thunbergii 'Jester's Jacket')

Comes true from seed, but does not develop its characteristic foliage coloring until the 2nd season, when it starts out coral-pink. Spreads extensively from a single plant in many directions, but dies back to the main plant at the end of the season. Low growing -- a good foil to taller plants.

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By NHJenDion on May 6, 2016 10:36 AM, concerning plant: Pot Phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Sherbet Cocktail')

Flower coloration is very interesting, but flowering is generally light. Does not seem predisposed to mildew.

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By NHJenDion on May 6, 2016 10:33 AM, concerning plant: Phlox 'Peacock Neon Purple'

Shows good resistance to powdery mildew. Flowers heavily if not discovered by the deer, which love it, of course.

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By NHJenDion on May 6, 2016 10:31 AM, concerning plant: Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro)

Taproot. Does not divide well. Sow seed in situ or in containers and transplant carefully. Small plantlets can be "sliced" off edges of larger plant, but full-scale division is not recommended.

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