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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Oct 14, 2013 12:46 PM CST

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Which plants would you like to see covered next year?
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Oct 14, 2013 12:54 PM CST
Lonicera is an interesting group. Berries, lots of new varieties out there. Have you done euphorias? Tons of cultivars for that as well.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 14, 2013 12:56 PM CST
Adeniums would be nice and they are 'in'.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Oct 14, 2013 12:56 PM CST
Oh definitely a veggies week!!!I really want veggies week.

Wildflowers week, Vines and climbers week. Of course a Daylily week and a Roses week and a Bulbs week.

I would love to see a complete week dedicated to annuals, just guess you need to drum up some support for that one.

How about something different like a gardening for the critters week? You know, using plants to attract birds, hummers, bees and butterflies. Or something on drawing in the backyard songbirds by feeding them and providing nesting and cover and water.

Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Oct 14, 2013 12:58 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said:Adeniums would be nice and they are 'in'.


I never heard of adeniums, wonder if they only grow down south?
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Oct 14, 2013 12:58 PM CST
Trish, do you have a list of features weeks for past years, so we can try to come up with new ideas? I wasn't able to quickly find that, but perhaps was not looking in the right spot.

I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Oct 14, 2013 12:59 PM CST
Fruits for the home yard. Like apples, cherries and shrub fruits like blueberries. Home grown fruits week! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Oct 14, 2013 1:00 PM CST

Plants Admin

Salvias, Dahlias, and Phlox are popular plants. I'd also like to see some broad categories, such as Shade Gardening and Groundcover Plants.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 14, 2013 1:01 PM CST
Adeniums aka Desert Roses, they would be a houseplant where you are Rita.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Oct 14, 2013 1:02 PM CST
Zuzu, I think Shade Gardening is an excellent idea! I can't grow a Dahlia for beans so I guess a Dahlia week would only make me drool over other peoples lovely plants!
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Oct 14, 2013 1:04 PM CST

Plants Admin

We seem to have a lot of Echinacea addicts here as well. If there aren't enough of those, however, maybe we could have a more general "daisy" week, which would also include Leucanthemum and some others.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Oct 14, 2013 1:04 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said:Adeniums aka Desert Roses, they would be a houseplant where you are Rita.


Well then how about a houseplant week? Lots of people have houseplants. (not me!)

Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Oct 14, 2013 1:04 PM CST
Pond plants, I think there are lots that are rather unknown (or perhaps unsung) marginals. Native plants. Herbs, which is rather broad, but you could limit to medicinal or culinary to narrow it.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Oct 14, 2013 1:05 PM CST
Yes, I second Daisey Week. That way coneflowers and all daisy shaped flowers could be covered. Excellent idea!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Oct 14, 2013 1:07 PM CST
Ponds would be a good one and herbs for cooking is also excellent.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Oct 14, 2013 1:08 PM CST
Iris week and Lilies week.
So Cal (Zone 10b)
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OldGardener
Oct 14, 2013 1:15 PM CST
Would anyone be interested in Hibiscus Week? I just started getting into those and there are so many types to choose from: Hardy, Tropical (including the newer Cajun series), the wild marsh land, Tea-type, etc. as well as annual vs perennial types.
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
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OldGardener
Oct 14, 2013 1:17 PM CST
I would also like to see medicinal plants covered but would you need to do a disclaimer?
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Oct 14, 2013 1:20 PM CST
I try to be cautious when putting information into the database regarding medicinal claims, usually by prefacing with 'may be helpful' or 'may be used' - but a general disclaimer would likely be in order if we went with this as a featured week.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Oct 14, 2013 1:25 PM CST
With medicinal herbs, so many people take prescription medications and I know there are medicinal herbs that should not be used in conjunctions with certain medications. Can't think of an example right now but there are plenty out there.

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