|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.
|The October Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!|
By dave, October 17, 2015
This is our last raffle for 2015, and it's another GREAT one! You are going to be shocked and amazed at the wonderful prizes we're offering, so come in, buy your tickets, and hope to win!
|Fall Harvested Vegetables Celebration Wrapup|
By dave, October 16, 2015
We're nearing the end of our Fall Harvested Vegetables Week, and it was a great one! Let's have a look at the highlights from the week.
|ATP Podcast #98: Pumpkins and Winter Squash|
By dave, October 15, 2015
This week we're celebrating fall harvested vegetables, and in today's episode we talk all about winter squash! Butternuts, acorns, jarrahdales, pumpkins, the list goes on and on.
|Grow Pumpkins and Other Winter Squash!|
By dave, October 14, 2015
When Texans hear the word "squash," they usually think about the watery and tasteless yellow crooknecks and zucchini. Well, put those ideas out of your mind! Winter Squash deserves a place in every southern garden.
By Anderwood, October 13, 2015
When the boys of summer are past their prime, it's time to plant your own salad mix.
|Winter Crops for the South -- Onions|
By farmerdill, October 12, 2015
There are many vegetables that thrive in a winter garden in the south. One of the best is the onion. It is grown in the winter and harvested in mid-spring.
|Harvesting in Autumn: Storing for Winter|
By TBGDN, October 11, 2015
My memories of the years when I was a young lad are full of scenes relating to autumn harvests of staple foods from the fields and gardens. It was considered wasteful, even sinful, back then not to plan ahead and prepare for the coming winter months. This activity began in the mid-summer months, but it accelerated rapidly as we moved into late summer and early fall.
|Celebrating Fall Harvested Vegetables|
By dave, October 10, 2015
We open the Fall Harvested Vegetables Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!
By Boopaints, October 9, 2015
Keep a kitchen timer outside in your garden to remind you to move the hose or go on an errand.
|ATP Podcast #97: Desert Plants of Utah|
By dave, October 8, 2015
We just got back from a three week trip to see eight different national parks, mostly in Utah. In today's podcast, we discuss our impression of the deserts we saw, and the plants that live there.
|Use Electrical Tape on Garden Tools|
By dave, October 7, 2015
In this video, Trish demonstrates how she uses pink electric tape to customize her tools. This makes them easier to find in the grass, and the pink tape deters thieving family members who don't want to be seen using pink tools! :)
|Cover Crops for Beauty and the Bees|
By Newyorkrita, October 6, 2015
Cover crops are very useful to attract bees and other beneficial insects. They are most often used as green manures to enrich the soil, but I just grow them because they are pretty and they attract pollinators.
|Simple Tips for Better Pictures|
By dogwalker, October 5, 2015
Some easy ideas to help your photographs
|Gum Balls Can Be Your Friend!|
By Suga, October 4, 2015
I've been told all my life, you have to use what the good Lord gives you! Well, in the summer I get the shade from the gum tree, but in the winter months I get those dreaded gum balls everywhere. I decided there had to be something I could do with them.
|Protection from Rabbits for Small Plants and Seedlings|
By StaticAsh, October 3, 2015
How to make simple cages to keep rabbits from eating your young plants.
|Great Fun Attending a Dahlia Show|
By Paul2032, October 2, 2015
My parents were plant lovers, and I remember attending flower shows with them when I was quite young. There were a number of active plant societies then, and many towns had garden clubs that put on a show each year. There was also the state fair and there were some county fairs with shows.
|Dahlias Celebration Week Wrapup|
By dave, October 2, 2015
We're nearing the end of our Dahlias Week, and it was a great one! Let's have a look at the highlights from the week.