National Gardening Association: Gardening Resources

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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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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By Cyclaminist on May 27, 2016 9:03 PM, concerning plant: Asian Greens (Brassica rapa subsp. narinosa 'Yokatta-Na')

I grew this two years ago. It has a nice turnip green flavor, and doesn't mind the summer heat. It had holes eaten in it by bugs, so this year I planted Spotted Beebalm (Monarda punctata) and Narrowleaf Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium) nearby to attract wasps, to hopefully eat the bugs if they attack this year's crop.

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By Zazinnia on May 27, 2016 6:45 PM, concerning plant: Clematis (Clematis 'Nelly Moser')

First clematis to bloom in my garden. Grows in semi shady condition. I am always amazed at how large the flowers are.

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By Zazinnia on May 27, 2016 6:43 PM, concerning plant: Clematis (Clematis 'Ville de Lyon')

Extremely generous with blooms. First blooms are much larger than later ones. Cut mine back hard last year and has rebounded and flowered more than ever.

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By Zazinnia on May 27, 2016 6:40 PM, concerning plant: Brugmansia (Brugmansia candida)

Easy to root. Cut branches in fall and place in a bucket of water over winter. Roots will form and then I plant out in the garden in spring. A friend puts hers directly in the dirt beside her water heater and shelters with an old window.

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