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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The newest comments to the plant database:
By Bonehead on May 25, 2016 7:55 PM, concerning plant: Periwinkle (Vinca major)

Nice groundcover for shrubs, will grow into them for added depth and I have not noticed that this compromises the shrubs at all. It is a very jolly (read: invasive) plant, but is easy to pull where not wanted. Great for alleys as it needs little care. Blooms for a long time (5 plus months for me) which is another bonus. I even have this growing inside my barn, through the cracks of the boards, which is not an unwelcome look.

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By Marilyn on May 25, 2016 7:19 PM, concerning plant: Salvia (Salvia 'Starlight')

Salvia 'Starlight' is a Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden introduction. It is thought to be a hybrid of Salvia apiana x S. mellifera. Santa Ana Botanic Garden is located in Claremont, California. It is a California native.

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By Cyclaminist on May 25, 2016 6:10 PM, concerning plant: Egyptian Walking Onion (Allium x proliferum)

I've grown these for years. They multiply quickly, and they easily survive the winter. Even the bulblets can handle sitting on the ground and being exposed to freezing temperatures and sun.

I typically use the older plants in the spring as green onions. They are good sautéed and then added to an omelette. Later in the season, the leaves and flower stems get too tough to eat. I leave a few plants in each clump, and they split each year, and even grow if they are surrounded by quackgrass.

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By merkuree on May 25, 2016 5:27 PM, concerning plant: Phalaenopsis

Observe your plant- it may prefer partial sun over shade. Some people recommend shade for Phalaenopsis orchids but I have mine on partial sun. I got one as a gift approx 8 months ago and it's grown two leaves since then. Initially, I placed it on a shelf above my bathroom windowsill because of the shade and humidity but it didn't like it- dropped all it's flowers. I moved it to the kitchen windowsill above the sink and it has grown two leaves since then. I'm hoping it'll flower in a few months since it seems to be happy where it's at.

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By Cyclaminist on May 25, 2016 5:20 PM, concerning plant: Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

Lovely large yellow flowers with toothed petals (technically petaloid rays). More compact and showier (in my opinion) than Prairie Tickseed (Coreopsis palmata) , but needs dry soil, preferably sandy.

I planted this two years ago, and it rotted over the winter — the soil was too wet, I guess. Fortunately, I had scattered the seed around the garden, and several plants came up. After one year, they are getting ready to bloom.

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