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The September Spring Bulbs, Agastache and Salvias Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!The September Spring Bulbs, Agastache and Salvias Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
By dave, September 13, 2014

Time for another raffle and we've got another great lineup of prizes. This is our second to last raffle of the year, so jump on board and get your tickets! A huge new prize was added Saturday morning!

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Paver Method for Sinking Small Round Preformed Ponds in GroundPaver Method for Sinking Small Round Preformed Ponds in Ground
By Newyorkrita, September 12, 2014

Round preformed fiberglass ponds are made to be buried in the ground. Sinking looks natural, but makes them harder to clean. Adding landscape blocks around the edges makes cleaning easy.

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The Top Tulips at All Things PlantsThe Top Tulips at All Things Plants
By dave, September 11, 2014

Such a vast selection of these beautiful springtime flowers. Let's take a moment to check out the most popular among them!

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The All Things Plants Top 25 DaffodilsThe All Things Plants Top 25 Daffodils
By dave, September 10, 2014

Which daffodils should you grow? With more than 26,000 cultivars to choose from, it seems a daunting task. Let us help you by showcasing the most popular daffodils in the ATP database!

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Blue Butterflies for the Late Summer GardenBlue Butterflies for the Late Summer Garden
By poisondartfrog, September 9, 2014

True-blue flowers can be difficult to find, especially for the late summer garden, when golds and russets begin to dominate the landscape.

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Plant Species Crocus in the Lawn.Plant Species Crocus in the Lawn.
By Newyorkrita, September 8, 2014

Species crocuses usually have smaller flowers and smaller bulbs. One way to show them off in your garden is to plant them in lawn areas.

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Tulips Among the Siberian IrisesTulips Among the Siberian Irises
By Newyorkrita, September 7, 2014

Add tulips between your clumps of Siberian irises and add an early season of bloom.

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The Top Spring Bulbs at All Things PlantsThe Top Spring Bulbs at All Things Plants
By dave, September 6, 2014

There are over 30,000 spring-blooming bulbs in our database, but which are the most popular? Let's have a look!

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When Hot Peppers BurnWhen Hot Peppers Burn
By OldGardener, September 5, 2014

When I am handling hot peppers, I am not always as careful as I should be. After receiving a nasty burn while I was processing peppers that I thought were relatively benign, I went on a quest to find an effective treatment. This is the result.

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Bee and Butterfly PuddlesBee and Butterfly Puddles
By Catmint20906, September 4, 2014

Bees and butterflies need water, too, but most birdbaths are too deep for them. Here's an idea for a safe place in your garden for them to drink.

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Catfacing  in TomatoesCatfacing in Tomatoes
By Paul2032, September 3, 2014

Sometimes when we pick a tomato we find an ugly deformation. This is called a "catface" or "catfacing".

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Bi-Color PetuniasBi-Color Petunias
By Joannabanana, September 2, 2014

Have you noticed that some bi-colored petunias change with temperature, sunlight exposure, and age of blossom? Here's a look at Petunia Glow™ Blue Stardust.

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Got Water Bottles?Got Water Bottles?
By piksihk, September 1, 2014

I was searching for the wrap-around plastic plant labels for my plants and came up with this idea to reuse plastic water bottles.

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Using Your Digital Camera To Get a Good LookUsing Your Digital Camera To Get a Good Look
By ShadyGreenThumb, August 31, 2014

When I can't see what I need to see, I use my digital camera or the camera on my phone to get a better look.

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Great Way To Save Pollen and SeedsGreat Way To Save Pollen and Seeds
By Cat, August 30, 2014

It's great to find inexpensive and easy things to help around the garden!

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Don't Forget Your Eye ProtectionDon't Forget Your Eye Protection
By rocklady, August 29, 2014

As you are working in the garden, don’t forget your eye protection.

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Concrete Hardscaping for the GardenConcrete Hardscaping for the Garden
By beckygardener, August 28, 2014

Concrete hardscaping is functional and long-lasting, and it can also be a beautiful addition to any garden.

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ATP Podcast #70: Short on Time GardeningATP Podcast #70: Short on Time Gardening
By dave, August 27, 2014

We're heading fast into fall, which is the best time to plant perennials, so today we'll talk about some timely tips on easy landscaping ideas for the fall, including adding perennials to your garden. Also, Trish will share some of her ideas on squeezing gardening into a busy lifestyle.

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Portable Potting BenchPortable Potting Bench
By HollyAnnS, August 26, 2014

Take your potting bench to the work site, wherever that is.

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Best Aphid ControlBest Aphid Control
By UtahMike, August 25, 2014

These are pictures I took this morning of the stages of the lady beetle life cycle.

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Recycled Plant LabelsRecycled Plant Labels
By paulgrow, August 24, 2014

Don't throw away those canning lids after you empty the jars.

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Vine Weevil, Part Two:  Saving the Plants -- Nil DesperandumVine Weevil, Part Two: Saving the Plants -- Nil Desperandum
By Cantillon, August 23, 2014

The weevil larvae may have destroyed your plants, but really you are looking at a handful of fresh new seedlings and not the detritus of a former favourite plant. Seize the opportunity to split and grow on. Enjoy the problem and take a positive attitude toward the challenge.

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The Potager GardenThe Potager Garden
By SongofJoy, August 22, 2014

The delightful potager garden has its origin in Europe, specifically in France. Over the centuries, many inventive European gardeners have left their stamp on this style of gardening.

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ATP Podcast #69: Overwintering Tropical ShrubsATP Podcast #69: Overwintering Tropical Shrubs
By dave, August 21, 2014

In this week's episode we will talk about our favorite non-hardy tropical shrubs, along with why we like them and why we think they are worth the trouble to over-winter. We'll then discuss the strategies we employ to keep these worthy plants alive during the winter!

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The Top BrugmansiasThe Top Brugmansias
By dave, August 20, 2014

Another top plants list! These are so much fun. Which are the most popular brugmansias in our database? Let's have a look!

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