|Eliminate Slugs and Snails|
By Rhapsody616, November 12, 2015
This cheap, easy, and very effective solution will keep your slugs and snails at bay.
|Plant Saucers Attract Bathing Birds|
By Newyorkrita, November 11, 2015
Birds don't care if you keep it simple and don't spend money on fancy birdbaths.
|Observations on Daylily Hybridizing|
By DogsNDaylilies, November 10, 2015
Are you new to daylily hybridizing and looking for a few ideas? Or maybe you've hybridized before, but what you have isn't working as well as you wanted. I hope some of the things I've tried this year will work for you or give you ideas of your own to try. I'll be covering my experiences with different methods of labeling as well as my idea for harvesting and drying your seeds.
|A Wardian Case for Gardeners|
By Dutchlady1, November 9, 2015
At an unplanned stop at a yard sale - I happened to just be driving by - I spotted this piece and immediately knew I wanted it, even though in our climate there is not much need for a Wardian Case.
|Chrysanthemums Rule! Mum's the Word!|
By frankrichards16, November 8, 2015
This past year I took a deep dive into Chrysanthemum rubellums (Heirloom or Old Fashioned Mums). In Michigan, we had a hard frost in mid-October as usual, but several of my new mums are still in bloom. What's not to like about that?
|Bungee Cords for Non-Jumping Containers|
By critterologist, November 7, 2015
After a pretty container of "Million Bells" blew off its perch and perished, I put my thinking cap on.
|Free Mini-Greenhouse and Plant Tags|
By Guybo, November 6, 2015
Recycling is something we should all do. Here it performs a useful purpose and costs us nothing.
|Hummingbirds, Beware the Yellow and Black Argiope Spiders!|
By Gardenbees, November 5, 2015
There was an attempted murder off our porch this afternoon. A hummingbird became caught in the web of a large yellow and black Argiope spider!
|A Nice Rooting Environment for Large Cuttings|
By GordonHawk, November 4, 2015
Using an aquarium air bubbler is a fairly inexpensive way to speed up the rooting of larger cuttings.
By Paul2032, November 3, 2015
I like to have a little extra color for fall in the front garden, so I use natural items I can purchase. A few pumpkins placed strategically where they are easily seen from inside or outside of the house add a homey feel. Stage each one on a planter, pot, urn, or garden bench and add a few fall trimmings from around the yard to complete your display.
|Thistle: Don't Blame the Bird Seed|
By Chillybean, November 2, 2015
Bird watchers put out thistle for Goldfinches, Pine Siskins, and others. The small black seed is packed with the protein and fat the little birds need. When thistle starts sprouting in their yards, some determine to never use this feed again.
|An Ever-Changing Landscape|
By TBGDN, November 1, 2015
When I was young (as in much young-er), it never occurred to me that the vast "hand-managed" landscape that I call "my yard" would ever become a thing of constant change. Looking back at old pictures reminds me of how trees, plants and grasses are living, ever-evolving things! Now that I've "arrived" at the threshold of "age and wisdom", I find that hindsight clearly is more revealing and accurate than foresight! I had previously written an article titled: "Some Thoughts On Garden Planning," which dealt primarily with managing volume, size, and workloads in gardening. This article involves primarily trees and the "involuntary" or "natural" events that can affect them. Whether we are city or country dwellers, we are sometimes faced with tough decisions concerning them.
|Pumpkin-Face Fun for Halloween|
By MissyPenny, October 31, 2015
If you enjoy feeding squirrels, and you would like to have a delightful yard "ornament" for Halloween, then this easy pumpkin face is a perfect fit. Let your little critter-artists design and create a zombie-face jack-o-lantern. Oh, what fun!
|ATP Podcast #99: Getting Gardening Done with Little Children|
By dave, October 30, 2015
We are frequently asked, "How do we get it all done and have so many little children to care for?" In today's podcast, Trish and Dave share their thoughts on how to find time to garden when you have the constant time demands that babies or toddlers bring.
|Winterizing Dahlias in Oregon|
By heartchild89, October 29, 2015
I live in Oregon in zone 8 and I LOVE dahlias and have had them for many years. For years I tried to dig them and store them as I was instructed, yet nothing worked and I always lost them. One year I was given some information about the rain being more of an enemy to my tubers than the freeze was.
|Securing a Birdbath|
By Suga, October 28, 2015
Some birdbaths are fairly light weight, and they can tip over during windy weather or when the ground is a bit soggy. Here is one idea on how to solve that frustrating dilemma.
|Recycle and Make Fun Yard Art|
By Cookies4kids, October 27, 2015
The rusty garden art that was so popular a few years ago is making a big comeback.
|Paint Your Pinecones|
By Suga, October 26, 2015
Have flowers that keep you smiling all winter long, and no water needed!
|How To Use Gravel for Mulching Small Plants|
By parttimegardener, October 25, 2015
When I was getting tired of poking gravel with tweezers or toothpicks out of the rosettes of my sempervivums and jovibarbas after having applied fine gravel as a ground cover, I came up with a new method and applied plants to gravel rather than gravel to plants.
|Your Edible Garden, Autumn 2015|
By awesomeblossom, October 23, 2015
Cool-season edible crops for mild climates
|Some Thoughts on Garden Planning|
By TBGDN, October 22, 2015
When it comes to garden planning (and planting), I can only speak for myself. I try to use self-discipline when it comes to managing the yards and gardens; and what is to be grown there, planted there, and removed from there. Also I think about what will save time, money, and work. With each passing year I give careful consideration to each of these, especially the "work" part!
|Attract Songbirds with Fruiting Shrubs|
By Newyorkrita, October 21, 2015
Many of us put seed out to attract backyard birds, but we can bring even more birds to the garden by adding summer fruiting shrubs.
|Video Presentation by Dave: Dealing with Dirt|
By dave, October 20, 2015
Dave recently spoke to the master gardeners in Rusk County, Texas, covering topics related to soil: nutrients, pH, vermicomposting, hugelkultur, and much more. We recorded the lecture and present it to you now as a 45 minute video with audio from the event, along with the slides shown.
|Video: Planting Mums in Pumpkins|
By Trish, October 19, 2015
Pumpkins can make fun whimsical planting containers for your fall mums. Trish shows you how to turn a carving pumpkin into a snazzy mum planter.
|Digging, Dividing & Storing Dahlia Tubers|
By frankrichards16, October 18, 2015
In the colder climate zones, dahlias have to be dug up in the fall and stored for the winter. I have been digging and storing tubers for many years. I have tried many different methods. Here is what works best for me.