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 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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By coryvp on May 29, 2016 6:06 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Cherokee Purple')

Cherokee Purple is in my top 5 favorite tomatoes (as far as flavor). The downside is that the plants have never been very productive, until this year. I usually get one or two tomatoes, but they're worth the effort. But this year I have two plants producing 9 tomatoes each, which is an interesting development.

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By coryvp on May 29, 2016 6:04 PM, concerning plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Box Car Willie')

Box Car Willie is a standard in my garden. Consistent good growth and high productivity, with good flavored tomatoes.

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By Danita on May 29, 2016 2:22 PM, concerning plant: Byron's Mexican Sage (Salvia mexicana 'Byron Flynt')

Salvia mexicana 'Byron Flynt' was originally thought to be an interspecific cross between Salvia mexicana & Salvia hispanica.
The cross was made by Dan Lozano between Salvia mexicana 'Limelight' and a plant that he obtained under the name of "Salvia hispanica." He named the resulting plant after his grandfather. That parentage was later questioned by Ginny Hunt of Suncrest Nurseries. She suggested that the other parent could be a large form of Salvia mexicana that had been circulating in the California area under the incorrect name of "Salvia hispanica" during the late 1980's. After reviewing the information, Dan agreed that his "hispanica" did not look correct for that species but did, indeed, look like a form of Salvia mexicana. The form he had and used in his breeding was a larger, tall, leggy form which had darker purple flowers and dark calyces.

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