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 Apr 29, 2016 6:50 PM, concerning plant: Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium reptans)

This flower is mentioned in Heather Holm's Pollinators on Native Plants. It feeds both long-tongued bees (for instance, bumblebees) and short-tongued bees (sweat bees, mining bees), which drink nectar or gather pollen and nectar for their nests. It is also visited by beetles and hoverflies (also known as flower flies and syrphid flies), which eat pollen. The larvae (babies) of several hoverflies eat aphids. Larger bees are the most effective pollinators, because they come into contact with the anthers and stigma more frequently than smaller bees.

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By Cyclaminist on Apr 29, 2016 6:43 PM, concerning plant: Aniseroot (Osmorhiza longistylis)

I bought seeds this year, since I'm eager to grow a native shade plant that's edible. It's also mentioned, along with sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii), in Heather Holm's Pollinators on Native Plants as a good plant for feeding bees, flies, and moths. The weeds are long and have spines that attach to fur or clothes, allowing them to be spread by animals or people.

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By Lalambchop1 on Apr 29, 2016 4:09 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Color Frenzy')

4/16 This plant is a behemoth who's foliage rises higher than any other daylily in my garden. I've had it 18 months and the fans are HUGE! I'm very impressed with the vigor of this one.

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By Chantell on Apr 29, 2016 11:11 AM, concerning plant: Peanut Butter Shrub (Clerodendrum trichotomum)

Absolutely adore this shrub (more like a tree though - size-wise). It's wafting lily-like scent fills the yard from July through Sept...sometime early October. The humming birds and butterflies love the blooms. It does send up some suckers but they're easy to recognize and can be pulled up easily.

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By Cyclaminist on Apr 28, 2016 7:34 PM, concerning plant: Large-flowered Beardtongue (Penstemon grandiflorus)

A lovely plant: thick succulent gray-blue leaves and big pastel purple flowers. Likes dry soil and full sun, but is more moisture-tolerant than most of the other succulent penstemons. One of my absolute favorites. It blooms for a short time, but it's worth it.

Longer-lived if you cut off the seed pods (or leave one or two per stalk). Each pod has tons of seeds, and they use up the energy that the plant would otherwise use to prepare for next year's growth. One of my plants has survived for 3 or so years because I clip off most of the seed pods. One or two seed pods have more than enough seed for spreading around the garden to start new plants.

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