Your All Things Plants newsletter for August 8, 2011

Some numbers from last week:
News from threegardeners:
Displaying your houseplants is as important as keeping them alive. Join us in the Houseplants Forum for some great ideas on how to best display your houseplants!

News from vic:
Come play ball with us in the Garden Art Forum. For the entire month of August, we are having a group event to Create-a-ball.

There are several links within the thread that will give you many “ball” ideas!

We hope you will join us!

News from Trish:
Upgraded Tree-Mail system: Dave has revamped the way your Tree-Mail works! You can now send Tree-mails to multiple people. This functions as a private thread for all of your recipients! Check out this thread for the discussion:

There were 5 new articles published last week:

Image Team Hand Weed, or Team Tool Weed?
By Trish Whitinger on August 7, 2011

There's no question - we gardeners must weed if we want gardens. The question is: Are you on Team Hand-weed or Team Tool-Weed?

Image Garden Art Creations: QuikWall in the Garden
By Becky Moder on August 5, 2011

Our garden art creation this week will both surprise and delight you. Beginners and pros alike will find this mini-tutorial easy to understand and fun to follow. Let's step into the Wisconsin garden of artist Chris Rentmeister, known at ATP as goldfinch4, and learn all about QuikWall.

Image Aloe
By Sharon Brown on August 4, 2011

My mother had a plethora of houseplants. They held no interest for me when I was growing up. I much preferred climbing the mountains with Aunt Bett, gathering wildflowers and herbs and learning of the magic they held. To a little tomboy, houseplants were nothing but boring, except for the one that ...

Image Eyes - On: Gesneriads
By Lee Anne Stark on August 3, 2011

This group of plants are among the best house plants for a constant stream of blooms and ease of growth. Do you grow Gesneriads? If so, please share your photos and experiences in the comments section after the article.

Image Scientific Evidence That Being Outdoors Makes You Happy
By Sandi Schmidt on August 2, 2011

Now there’s actually proof that the effects of being outdoors and exercising are good for your health. An article in Scientific American magazine cited a research study conducted by scientists at the University of Essex just outside London. It was published in the Environmental Health and Technolo...

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