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 GardenQuilts on May 4, 2016 12:44 PM, concerning plant: Toad Lily (Tricyrtis hirta 'Miyazaki')

The original plant is from Bluestone. It has spread - by runners and from seed. The seedlings are true to the parent. Seeds winter sow in place or containers. I have other toad lilies, but none are as reliable as this one. Clumps survived two moves and are thriving!

Deer seem to leave this plant alone. I have it growing with stone crop. They make a nice show in the fall when everything else is slowing down.

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By Mieko2 on May 4, 2016 11:23 AM, concerning plant: Peony (Paeonia 'Annemieke')

This peony is not registered with the APS.

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By Cyclaminist on May 3, 2016 6:07 PM, concerning plant: Dotted gayfeather (Liatris punctata)

In this species, the bottom of the corm elongates downwards so that it looks rather like a taproot. The fibrous roots that come from the corm may go down 15 feet. This allows it to survive when the soil at the surface is completely dry. It may also develop short rhizomes. In contrast, most other Liatris species have flattened-round corms.

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By farmerdill on May 3, 2016 4:20 PM, concerning plant: English Pea (Pisum sativum 'Penelope')

This variety performs well here. It is a later maturing variety at 60 days but stands up to 90 degree temps reasonable well. Better than Sabre and Premium. Nice long pods are easy to shell and the peas have good flavor. Green Arrow is slightly better, pod size and production, but this one is good.

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By cslavens on May 3, 2016 2:23 PM, concerning plant: Lettuce, Crisp Head (Lactuca sativa 'Igloo')

I've never grown head lettuce before...the leaves are getting bigger...do I pick these or leave them? I don't know how the ball is formed or if these leaves are a part of the formation.

Any comments? Thanks...I appreciate it!!

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