National Gardening Association: Gardening Resources

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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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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 newest comments to the plant database:
By critterologist on May 28, 2016 10:50 PM, concerning plant: Siberian Iris (Iris 'Coronation Anthem')

Mine just took off this year, after a drier than usual March followed by a really wet April/May. The blooms are a dark, rich blue-violet, much deeper than the other photos seem to show... I'll have to see how my photos turn out.

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By bxncbx on May 28, 2016 5:24 PM, concerning plant: Spinach (Spinacia oleracea 'Salad Fresh')

Very nice mild-tasting spinach. No bitterness here! Great wilted or raw in salads. One of the last of 3 varieties to germinate this year. It is also the first to bolt. But the plant branches nicely so you can pick leaves off on practically a daily basis. Highly recommend, especially to people who don't like strong tasting spinach.

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By farmerdill on May 28, 2016 9:47 AM, concerning plant: Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Bronco')

An early (53 day) and very productive round snap bean. Slender dark green pods about 5.5 inches in length. An Asgrow introduction from the 60's.

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By coryvp on May 28, 2016 8:47 AM, concerning plant: Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum 'Tohono D Oodham Chiltepine')

One of the best tasting peppers with an interesting history. A chiltepin plant is growing by my dad's fence under a Hackberry, probably from a seed "donated" by a Mockingbird, and I harvested ripe fruit for seed and now have a few plants growing at my house. When eaten, the heat is intense but brief; you can actually sense it dissipating rapidly.

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By Baja_Costero on May 27, 2016 9:32 PM, concerning plant: Candelabra Cactus (Myrtillocactus cochal)

Heavily branching candalabra-like columnar cactus which is native to Baja California, ranging from just south of Ensenada to the Cape region. Makes smallish white flowers and berry-like red fruit, which is highly edible. Named for this fruit (cochal). Found in different rainfall areas (northern side = winter rainfall, southern side = summer/fall rainfall). In cultivation rather opportunistic, highly durable, nice and branchy. Potential size is about 6-10 feet. Compare to M. geometrizans, a more widespread native of north-central mainland Mexico, which looks similar and also makes a tasty fruit.

This is one of the parents of the exotic natural hybrid xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi, along with the golden-spined Bergerocactus emoryi, a native of NW BC and SW CA. The natural intergeneric hybrid is quite rare and occurs in the region of El Rosario where they overlap in habitat.

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