Your All Things Plants newsletter for November 7, 2011

Some numbers from last week:
News from Trish:
The 2011 "Hog Wild Piggy Swap" is about to start over in "Ella's Garden" in cubits!
The actual requesting starts November 14th, but it's good to sign up and post your Have list sooner. More information here:

There were 5 new articles published last week:

Article for Diseases that affect houseplants
By Paul Rodman on November 7, 2011

Houseplants create a pleasant atmosphere in our homes; diseases can affect the health and vigor of our plants. Proper care and early detection of diseases will ensure healthy, good looking plants. (0 comments)

Article for Team seeds, or plants?
By Trish Whitinger on November 6, 2011

What kind of gardener are you: Team Seeds, or Team Plants? (18 comments)

Article for Garden Tours: AlohaHoya, Carol Noel
By Sharon Brown on November 5, 2011

Welcome to Garden Tours. Each week we'll take you on a tour of the lovely gardens of one of our members. Join us now as we travel to Hawaii where Carol will take us through the gardens she and her husband have created. You are going to love what you see! Be sure you click on the images to enlarge ... (51 comments)

Article for Setting up a bee yard: getting the bees
By Margaret Tucker on November 4, 2011

The last step in setting up your bee yard is getting your bees. There are several varieties of honey bees and you need to choose which one is right for your climate and you. (11 comments)

Article for All about the Fringe Tree
By Sharon Brown on November 2, 2011

It was an elusive tree. We searched all the way up and down the mountain for what seemed to be years before I finally found the Fringe Tree. I told Aunt Bett we must be on a snipe hunt. (63 comments)

Daily Gardening Tips from this week:

Gardening tip for November 7, 2011 November 7, 2011:
Use brightly colored electrician's tape or paint on the handles of your favorite garden tools. It makes finding them much easier when you lay them down in the garden.

Tip and photo by paulgrow - (7 comments)

Gardening tip for November 5, 2011 November 5, 2011:
An easy way to empty the fountain of water for cleaning is to create a siphon using an old piece of hose.

Tip and photo by mcash70 - (0 comments)

Gardening tip for November 4, 2011 November 4, 2011:
Be sure to label your seeds as soon as you harvest them.

Tip and photo by Shelly - (10 comments)

Gardening tip for November 3, 2011 November 3, 2011:
Empty pill bottles are great containers for saving seed.

Tip by vic
Photo by gardengus - (16 comments)

Gardening tip for November 2, 2011 November 2, 2011:
As part of preparing the garden for winter, and freezing weather starts to approach, make sure to disconnect the garden hose from the house and drain the hose. Leaving the hose connected can cause damage to your hose but worse yet opens you up to the potential of a burst pipe.

Tip and photo by Maridell - (11 comments)

Gardening tip for November 1, 2011 November 1, 2011:
Drain and wind up your hoses before the first freeze. Store them indoors and they'll last longer.

Tip by CindiKS
Photo by Shelly - (One comment)