Your All Things Plants newsletter for August 15, 2011

Some numbers from last week:
News from Trish:
Newest Feature: The Gardening Tip of the Day!

Thanks to the efforts of all of the "tipsters", the Gardening Tip of the Day was launched this week! You will find the day's tip on your homepage, and the tips will live forever in the Tips Tab at the top of the page.

Thanks for all of your hard work, Tipsters!

In case you are wondering who the "Tipsters" are, they all have lightbulb microbadges!

News from vic:
In the Garden Art forum, Becky has announced a new contest and the prize, compliments of Chris, is Buttercup,the adorable polymer clay bird that she made. Check out all the details including, Buttercup here:

We hope you join in all the fun!

There were 4 new articles published last week:

Image What's Blooming in August
By Larry Rettig on August 15, 2011

This article launches a new feature at All Things Plants. On the 15th of each month I will highlight plants blooming here at Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens. I'll have photos and will discuss the plants featured. You're invited to discuss these plants, too, but just as important, you're encouraged ...

Image Team first generation or second generation gardener?
By Trish Whitinger on August 14, 2011

I've been thinking a lot about the word "heritage" lately. This week's Team Article explores if part of your heritage is a gardening one.

Image Honey Bees In The Garden: Beeswax
By Margaret Tucker on August 12, 2011

Did you know that candles and cosmetics are made with beeswax? Beeswax has many more little known uses; let's take a look at this important gift from the tiny honey bee.

Image How Petunias Got From There to Here
By Larry Rettig on August 9, 2011

Petunias are one of the most popular bedding plants ever grown. Among the array of colors, shapes, sizes and habits available, there is bound to be something to please every gardener. It wasn't always like this though.

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