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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By merkuree on May 26, 2016 9:47 AM, concerning plant: Pothos (Epipremnum aureum 'Jade Satin')

Pothos is super easy to take care of. Does well indoors in sun or shade. I have mine in soil but can also can be kept in water.

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By bloominholes2fill on May 25, 2016 9:37 PM, concerning plant: Diamond Grass (Calamagrostis brachyathera)

Diamond Grass, Calamagrostis brachyathera, is a wonderful small ornamental grass that can be tucked into any 24-inch spot. It prefers a part-sun location, and it is striking when the plumes are lit from behind! Here in zone 6a, it is perfect for our small city perennial gardens!

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By Cyclaminist on May 25, 2016 9:31 PM, concerning plant: Camellia (Camellia sinensis subsp. sinensis)

I don't grow it, but I drink a lot of Chinese tea, and this is the plant it comes from.

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By Cyclaminist on May 25, 2016 9:20 PM, concerning plant: Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)

A native plant for shade that feeds bees with nectar and pollen. The earliest leaves are variegated with white patches, but the leaves that develop later are completely green.

Many people don't like it because it's pretty tough and it self-seeds, but I just deadhead it to keep it from making seed.

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By bloominholes2fill on May 25, 2016 9:11 PM, concerning plant: Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos 'Midnight Marvel')

Quite the show stopper in the garden, Hibiscus moscheutos 'Midnight Marvel' wakes up and begins to sprout in mid to late spring. It grows rapidly and it blooms in late summer/early fall, and the deep plum foliage is striking during the entire growing season! Hibiscus moscheutos 'Midnight Marvel' prefers moist, well-drained soil, and unless it has a thick layer of mulch, it needs extra irrigation in drought conditions. It is the feature in one of my gardens, and it performs well in zone 6a!

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