Your All Things Plants newsletter for August 1, 2011

Some numbers from last week:
News from vic:
This week in the Garden Art forum, it was All About Shoes! Becky hosted a contest to do something creative with shoes and Charleen donated the prize of two garden stakes she makes using polymer clay. Click here to see all the entries and the winner.

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There were 5 new articles published last week:

Image Honey Bees In The Garden...August
By Margaret Tucker on August 1, 2011

August is another hot month for both gardeners and honey bees. Water for plants and honey bees remains a top priority. You may also find the honey bees you encounter are more aggressive than they have been since spring. That's because they are anxious to store enough food to last the colony throu...

Image Team Whimsy or Team Traditional?
By Trish Whitinger on July 31, 2011

This week's article takes a peak at the inside of our gardens. Would you describe yourself as being a whimsical gardener, or more traditional?

Image Introducing Heirlooms for the Beginner Gardener
By Christine Gaither on July 29, 2011

Heirlooms are a perfect choice for the beginner gardener. The seeds of many of these old cultivars have been saved and passed down for generations because of their easy-to-grow habits. They are those wonderful old fashioned flowers that your grandmother grew forever in her garden, or those delicio...

Image Milkweed, WW II and Aunt Bett
By Sharon Brown on July 28, 2011

It took many years but it finally occurred to me that some of our most common plants have a more colorful history than our notably famous people do. The common milkweed is one of them.

Image Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (Part 3)
By Neil Muir on July 26, 2011

As the sun came out, my day at Hampton Court beside the River Thames was getting better, apart from the odd shower. Now I could at last get out and wander on this hallowed ground. Join me as I finish in the floral marquee and go for another trek.

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