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The Need for Garden SentimentalityThe Need for Garden Sentimentality
May 30, 2016

Grandma’s roses, great grandma’s irises, historical perennials, heirloom bulbs, vintage gardening, and plants of historical importance – these are all terms that call out to the sentimental gardener.

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Seed Nurture and OriginSeed Nurture and Origin
May 28, 2016

How a seed crop was grown and its origin will affect how the seed grows in your garden. Let's explore some thoughts on organic seed, and why you should consider purchasing seed within your own region.

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Hummingbird ConcentrateHummingbird Concentrate
May 26, 2016

Here is a fast and easy way to be prepared ahead of time for your favorite sweet charming guests without all of the fuss. Whether it's spring or fall, you want to be ready for them with an ample supply of food at a second's notice! Here's how you can be ready.

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The Monarchs Grace Us with Their PresenceThe Monarchs Grace Us with Their Presence
May 24, 2016

Raising Monarchs indoors helps to protect them from predators and assists them in their struggle for survival, increasing their numbers during this difficult time of diminishing habitat.

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Tomato Trellis Using 4 Cattle PanelsTomato Trellis Using 4 Cattle Panels
May 21, 2016

Here's a tutorial on building a simple trellis to support tomatoes even during the worst weather conditions.

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Making Your Own Standard RosesMaking Your Own Standard Roses
May 18, 2016

This last winter wasn’t as cold as most, at least not for us, but you may still have some roses that have not survived. Sometimes you only lose the grafted rose and come spring all you see are suckers from the rootstock. Depressing, but look on the bright side - those suckers are ideal for making your own standard roses!

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The May 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!The May 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
May 16, 2016

Finally, this month's raffle is ready! We have some great prizes lined up, come in and check it out.

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The Garden Tower 2 ReviewThe Garden Tower 2 Review
May 9, 2016

What a pleasure to get my hands on this combination vertical garden/vermicomposting system. Watch my video and read about this innovative gardening container.

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Delightful Miniature GardeningDelightful Miniature Gardening
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
April 18, 2016

For those who don't have technical skills or the patience to draw plans.

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Adenium RepottingAdenium Repotting
April 17, 2016

Adeniums are grown not only for their beautiful flowers, but also for their unusual caudex formation. Manipulating the plants when young might produce different caudex results.

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Garden Gnome, Elf, or Fairy HouseGarden Gnome, Elf, or Fairy House
April 16, 2016

What gardener doesn't like to recycle everything they can? Gather a few leaves, pick up some weather worn mulch or bark from fallen branches, and use an empty container for a rainy afternoon project. Imagination is the prime ingredient for this project.

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The Miracle of a SeedThe Miracle of a Seed
April 15, 2016

During this time of year, so much anticipation lies in the power of a tiny seed. It gives gardeners ideas. Nature brings those ideas to life

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The April 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!The April 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
April 13, 2016

Yay! Another raffle! We have some great prizes lined up, come in and check it out.

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ATP Podcast #102: Talking Tomatoes, Part 2ATP Podcast #102: Talking Tomatoes, Part 2
April 7, 2016

Last episode we talked about selecting varieties, prepping the site, fertilizing, transplanting, supporting the plants and all that. In this episode we finish talking about tomatoes, covering the various problems, pests, and diseases. Trish also shares her amazing tips on preserving the tomatoes. Don't miss this podcast!

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April is National Garden MonthApril is National Garden Month
April 1, 2016

Every April communities, organizations, and individuals nationwide celebrate gardening during National Garden Month. ATP is glad to join in the celebration.

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Trying out The Hoss Single Wheel HoeTrying out The Hoss Single Wheel Hoe
March 28, 2016

Dave got his hands on one of these snazzy single wheel hoes from Hoss Tools and gives his full review in this video.

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ATP Podcast #101: Talking Tomatoes, Part 1ATP Podcast #101: Talking Tomatoes, Part 1
March 23, 2016

It's that time of year again when our thoughts turn to vegetables gardening, and the first thing we think about in that category of gardening is tomatoes. In this episode, we discuss selecting tomato varieties, site prep, hardening off transplants, and much more.

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