National Gardening Association: Gardening Resources

National Gardening Association: Gardening Resources

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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 1, 2016 12:47 AM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva 'Kwanso')

We had a daylily growing thickly in several places in our yard. I believe it is double when it actually flowers, so must be this cultivar, but it doesn't bloom very often. Now most of it is gone, because it doesn't bloom enough and spreads way too much.

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By Cyclaminist on Apr 30, 2016 11:45 PM, concerning plant: Barren Strawberry (Geum fragarioides)

Native to North America. Very similar to Geum ternatum, the species from Asia and Europe. Not sure what the differences are.

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By Cyclaminist on Apr 30, 2016 11:40 PM, concerning plant: Waldsteinia (Geum ternatum)

This species is native to Asia and Europe. Very similar to Geum fragarioides, the North American species. Not sure what the differences are.

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By Cyclaminist on Apr 30, 2016 11:36 PM, concerning plant: Eastern star sedge (Carex radiata)

Very slender leaves, but they tend to flop over in summer. Reseeds abundantly in the right conditions.

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By Cyclaminist on Apr 30, 2016 11:27 PM, concerning plant: Thickspike Gayfeather (Liatris pycnostachya)

Prefers moist soil. I have it planted in a rain garden that sometimes dries out in the summer, and it tends to wilt. Liatris aspera, which is more drought-tolerant, would have been a better choice.

Very similar to Liatris spicata: they are both tall with thick spikes of small flowers. Can be distinguished by the shape of the bracts around the tiny flowerheads. L. pycnostachya has bract tips that curl back; L. spicata has bracts that lie flat.

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