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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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By Cyclaminist on May 30, 2016 10:28 PM, concerning plant: Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'Rekka')

According to Google Patents (http://www.google.com/patents/USPP20058), this is a hybrid of Komakusa (Dicentra peregrina 'Hien') and Fringed Bleeding Heart (Dicentra eximia) bred by Akira Shiozaki, and it is the first of a line of hybrids with fragrant flowers. The flowers are a stunning shade of dark red, much like Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'Burning Hearts') .

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By Cyclaminist on May 30, 2016 10:11 PM, concerning plant: Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'Burning Hearts')

Like Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'Candy Hearts') and Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'Ivory Hearts') , this is a hybrid of Komakusa (Dicentra peregrina) , the Japanese and Siberian alpine species, and Fringed Bleeding Heart (Dicentra eximia) , the Appalachian species, bred by Akira Shiozaki.

This and 'Candy Hearts' have a similar flower shape, very much like D. peregrina. Each of the three hybrids has a different flower color: pink for 'Candy Hearts', white for 'Ivory Hearts', and deep pink, almost red, for 'Burning Hearts'.

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By Cyclaminist on May 30, 2016 9:59 PM, concerning plant: Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'Candy Hearts')

According to Bleeding Hearts, Corydalis, and Their Relatives, this is a Japanese hybrid between Komakusa (Dicentra peregrina) , the Japanese and Siberian alpine species, and Fringed Bleeding Heart (Dicentra eximia) , the Appalachian species.

It has almost the exact same parentage as Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'Ivory Hearts') , except that hybrid descended from a white-flowered form of D. eximia instead of a pink-flowered form. Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'Burning Hearts') is another hybrid with the same parentage, with darker pink, almost red, flowers. These three hybrids were crossed by Akira Shiozaki.

Like its parent, D. peregrina, it doesn't like hot summers, but it's a gorgeous plant and grows well in a spot with morning sun and afternoon shade. Both this variety and 'Burning Hearts' have flowers that are about the same shape as D. peregrina. Maybe the difference is that the leaves are bigger, but I'm not sure, because I haven't seen the Japanese species in person.

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By Cyclaminist on May 30, 2016 9:55 PM, concerning plant: Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'Ivory Hearts')

According to Bleeding Hearts, Corydalis, and Their Relatives, this is a Japanese hybrid between Komakusa (Dicentra peregrina) , the Japanese and Siberian alpine species, and Dicentra eximia 'Alba', a white-flowered variety of the Appalachian species. It was bred by Akira Shiozaki, who also bred Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'Candy Hearts') and Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'Burning Hearts') .

It doesn't like hot and humid summers, like its parent D. peregrina, but it's also a gorgeous plant and can be grown in a spot with morning sun.

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By Cyclaminist on May 30, 2016 9:48 PM, concerning plant: Bleeding Heart (Dicentra 'Stuart Boothman')

According to Bleeding Hearts, Corydalis, and Their Relatives, this is probably a hybrid of Oregon bleeding heart (Dicentra formosa subsp. oregona) and Fringed Bleeding Heart (Dicentra eximia) . I think they mean that the parentage isn't documented, but they are guessing based on what it looks like (flower and leaf characteristics).

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