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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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Cast Concrete LeavesCast Concrete Leaves
By HollyAnnS, April 23, 2016

Are you in need of a nice birdbath or fountain? Maybe you need a present for a friend or family member? Do you have some rather large leaves and don't know what to do with them? Maybe some nice big Hosta, Canna, Castor Bean, or tropical plant leaves? Well I have an idea: Let's make some cast concrete leaves.

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Preventing Premature Orchid Bloom DropPreventing Premature Orchid Bloom Drop
By TheOrchidGirl, April 22, 2016

Have you ever bought an orchid in bloom, only to see its flowers fall off a few days later? If so, read on! :D

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Staking Tall DelphiniumsStaking Tall Delphiniums
By foraygardengirl, April 21, 2016

Nothing is worse than watching your lovely tall spikes of blooming delphiniums get flattened by rain and wind.

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Juliet Grape Tomatoes. Productive and FoolproofJuliet Grape Tomatoes. Productive and Foolproof
By Newyorkrita, April 20, 2016

Try these remarkably carefree and productive grape-shaped tomatoes for salads or for eating fresh.

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Custom Planter BoxCustom Planter Box
By tropicgirl, April 19, 2016

I had an awkward space and wanted to block a garbage can, so I decided to build a custom planter box.

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PVC & Vinyl Lattice Garden Arch/TrellisPVC & Vinyl Lattice Garden Arch/Trellis
By Brinybay, April 18, 2016

For those who don't have technical skills or the patience to draw plans.

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The newest comments to the plant database:
By Cyclaminist on May 2, 2016 7:01 PM, concerning plant: Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)

Prairie smoke is odd. The flowers point downwards, and they never open fully. There's just a little round hole at the bottom that bumblebees can get into. The inside of the flower is similar to a strawberry flower. There is a round head of carpels (the female part of the flower) surrounded by a ring of lots of stamens (the male, pollen-producing part), with nectar near the bases of the stamens. If a flower is pollinated, it turns upwards, and the carpels turn into seeds with long hairy tails that look like pink smoke.

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By farmerdill on May 2, 2016 5:33 PM, concerning plant: Lettuce (Lactuca sativa 'Thurinus')

This new cos has tender, tasty and colorful leaves. It is somewhat more vulnable to heat than other cos types I have grown. It really is dark red.

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By bisbeegirl on May 2, 2016 5:22 AM, concerning plant: Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Fantasy Ride')

The weather has been very wet this last month. Blooms are early and slugs are out of control. I hand picked them off yesterday. The are back this morning. I see info saying to add grit! will sand work? If not, then what? Slugs of all sizes. Destroying buds and blooms! Help Please

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By Cyclaminist on May 2, 2016 2:14 AM, concerning plant: Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Unlike most spring ephemerals, bloodroot doesn't necessarily lose its leaves right after the seed ripens. It can keep its leaves pretty far into summer if the roots don't dry out. The longer the leaves collect sun and create food, the more flowers and offsets the roots will produce the next year. So I found out last year when I carefully watered my bloodroot whenever it started to wilt, though I don't remember exactly how long the leaves lasted. At least into July. My clump really needs to be divided now, since the leaves are overlapping.

There's a fair amount of variability in the shape of the petals. Mine are long and thin, but others are wider. This can be seen in the photos here. Strangely, the flowers with long thin petals are reminiscent of Mentzelia decapetala, an entirely unrelated biennial flower that grows in very dry soil in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains regions.

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By Marilyn on May 2, 2016 12:03 AM, concerning plant: White Pitcher Sage (Salvia azurea 'September Snow')

Salvia azurea 'September Snow' is a taller salvia. If you want a shorter plant and with a lot more flowers blooming in the fall, cut back the plant in July.

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