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Hybridizing Hardy Water Lilies, Part 2Hybridizing Hardy Water Lilies, Part 2
By Cat, October 3, 2014

You can hybridize your own hardy water lilies. It is not too difficult with a little preparation. Give it a try. You just might produce a new cultivar that is worth naming and registering!

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Hybridizing Hardy Water Lilies, Part 1Hybridizing Hardy Water Lilies, Part 1
By Cat, October 2, 2014

You can hybridize your own hardy water lilies. It is not too difficult with a little preparation. Give it a try. You just might produce a new cultivar that is worth naming and registering!

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ATP Podcast #72: Heading into FallATP Podcast #72: Heading into Fall
By dave, October 1, 2014

This is it! We made it! It's fall and that means a whole world of activities around the garden. Today we'll talk about our favorite parts of fall and what kinds of things you might want to do in your garden during this early fall season.

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Trash to TreasureTrash to Treasure
By AR, September 30, 2014

A CD stand discarded for recycling makes a perfect plant stand.

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Simple Seed CanistersSimple Seed Canisters
By Cantillon, September 29, 2014

These little airline salt and pepper shakers can be used for mixing fine seed with sand and then distributing the mix on a seed tray.

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Want To Extend Your Bloom Season? Go with Late Bloomers. Here's HowWant To Extend Your Bloom Season? Go with Late Bloomers. Here's How
By Newyorkrita, September 27, 2014

Daylily bloom season never seems to last long enough to please us all, but around here it lasts for months longer than it used to when my garden was first planted.

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Beautiful 'Blue Fortune' AgastacheBeautiful 'Blue Fortune' Agastache
By SongofJoy, September 26, 2014

I didn't grow Agastaches out West. Since moving to Tennessee, I have discovered the many positive attributes and beautiful colors of this wonderful plant.

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Salvia, a Plant for All GardensSalvia, a Plant for All Gardens
By Skiekitty, September 25, 2014

No matter what kind of garden you grow, there's always room for a salvia.

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Salvias: Wonderful Flowering PlantsSalvias: Wonderful Flowering Plants
By Marilyn, September 25, 2014

Salvias are also known as Sage. They can be hardy perennials or tender perennials grown as annuals, and they are loved by many. They come in many different colors, such as blue, red, pink, purple, white, and others. Most of them prefer full sun, but some will tolerate anything from full sun to full shade.

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ATP Podcast #71: Let's Talk about Salvias and AgastachesATP Podcast #71: Let's Talk about Salvias and Agastaches
By dave, September 24, 2014

With the long, hot and dry summer behind us, we're ready to get back into the podcasting saddle, and this week is salvias and agastaches week, so that's what we'll talk about. We'll share interesting facts and useful growing tips on these easy and hardy perennials, and we'll chat about our favorite cultivars.

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Both Sight and Scent: Agastaches Have It All!Both Sight and Scent: Agastaches Have It All!
By Skiekitty, September 23, 2014

With a scent that will make you come back for more, plus the bright happy colors, a non-fussy agastache plant is a definite plus for every garden!

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Agastaches: a Wonderful Plant for Every GardenAgastaches: a Wonderful Plant for Every Garden
By Marilyn, September 23, 2014

I love Agastaches and I have been growing them for years. I will show you why I wouldn't be without them in my yard, and why you should grow them in your garden.

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Agastache in the GardenAgastache in the Garden
By ge1836, September 21, 2014

This plant lends itself to many garden compositions.

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The All Things Plants Top 25 Salvias and AgastachesThe All Things Plants Top 25 Salvias and Agastaches
By dave, September 20, 2014

Let's open Salvias and Agastaches week with a look at the most popular plants in the database. 'Black and Blue', 'Golden Jubilee', and 'Hot Lips' top the list, of course.

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On-Line Applications That I Use for GardeningOn-Line Applications That I Use for Gardening
By frankrichards16, September 19, 2014

I am a somewhat pseudo-serious gardener. My major interests are dahlias, daylilies, dwarf conifers, shrubs, and peonies (actually, trees are OK too). However, I am also a computer geek, and because my head is usually in the clouds, I have some favorite on-line applications that I find useful for "whatever" gardening.

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How Hot IS That Pepper?How Hot IS That Pepper?
By cycadjungle, September 18, 2014

How do you know whether pepper is seriously hot or not if you don't know what it is just by looking at it? Here is a tutorial for people who have never seen these peppers and don't know their names. Also a little bit about how they vary in heat.

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Make a Boring Garage PrettierMake a Boring Garage Prettier
By kosk0025, September 17, 2014

Prominent, boring garages are a mainstay in newer American homes. This is how I made mine prettier.

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Lazy Gardener's LasagnaLazy Gardener's Lasagna
By kylaluaz, September 16, 2014

Lasagna garden bed creation is the way to go, I've decided. I've made many lasagna beds, and I find they are a quick and effective way of expanding garden space. It's also a great way to use what you have on hand and to make changes to an existing garden shape more easily than with other methods.

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A Better View of Pictures at All Thing PlantsA Better View of Pictures at All Thing Plants
By ZenMan, September 15, 2014

You already know that you can click on the pictures at All Things Plants to see a larger version of them. There is a simple trick to improve that experience.

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Recycled Fan "Cage" for Baby Staghorn FernRecycled Fan "Cage" for Baby Staghorn Fern
By klc, September 14, 2014

I reused an old broken fan to make a sturdy, stylish mounting for my new staghorn simply by removing the motor, separating the halves, and filling with sphagnum and potting soil mix.

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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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