Your All Things Plants newsletter for November 21, 2011

Some numbers from last week:There were 6 new articles published last week:

Article for Thanks for Honey Bees
By Margaret Tucker on November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all the blessings we have received. Did you ever stop to wonder how much of your Thanksgiving dinner is possible because of honey bees? (3 comments)

Article for Thanksgiving Week- what are your plans and menu?
By Trish Whitinger on November 20, 2011

Here we are at week two of our ATP chat. Come tell us about what plans you have for the week! (37 comments)

Article for Garden Tours: Ridesredmule, Charleen Harrell
By Sharon Brown on November 19, 2011

Let's go south to Georgia this week to take a look at Charleen's gardens. We already know she loves her animals; now we can see how she loves her plants. Be sure to click on her pictures to enlarge them. (39 comments)

Article for Another kind of winter sowing
By C. Tee Menser on November 18, 2011

I suppose you could call it winter sowing of a different kind. Sprouting seeds to eat is easy, interesting, and extremely nutritious. (69 comments)

Article for Rooting plants artistically: thinking beyond the jelly jar
By Becky Moder on November 16, 2011

Why use old jars and glassware for your water rooting when there is a rainbow of colors and unique shapes just waiting to be found! (57 comments)

Article for What's blooming in November: A call for photos from warm climate gardeners
By Larry Rettig on November 15, 2011

Here at Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, our outdoor gardens are in their last-hurrah stage as frost creeps across the landscape. As you'll see, there are still a few hardy stragglers outdoors, but for the most part, our gardens have been put to bed for the coming winter. This time of year presents ... (44 comments)

Daily Gardening Tips from this week:

Gardening tip for November 21, 2011 November 21, 2011:
Cut out four sides of your plastic coffee cans to make great bird feeders! You can nail them to the top of a post, to a wall, or just about anywhere!!

Tip and photo by threegardeners - (3 comments)

Gardening tip for November 20, 2011 November 20, 2011:
To create a portable garden Rolodex, trim a plant tag at its base, place it photo side up on a shipping tag, and staple it near one end so you can easily read the flip side. Group the tags on key rings, and make notes about where you cited the plants in the garden or pots. I photographed the tag Rolodex from the magazine where I saw the tip.

Tip and photo by mcash70 - (11 comments)

Gardening tip for November 19, 2011 November 19, 2011:
Don't worry that rain barrels will become mosquito breeders. Just toss a mosquito dunk in the barrel. EPA approved in 50 states, biological control of mosquito larvae.

Tip and photo by flaflwrgrl - (23 comments)

Gardening tip for November 18, 2011 November 18, 2011:
Keep a rain barrel at each door to the house to dip your muddy feet in before coming back inside the house after gardening.

Tip and photo by threegardeners - (5 comments)

Gardening tip for November 17, 2011 November 17, 2011:
You can save your metal foil, wad it up and use it to clean up your birdbath as needed.

Tip and photo by Aguane - (12 comments)

Gardening tip for November 16, 2011 November 16, 2011:
The boxes intended for storage of photographs are a great size for organizing seed packets. Most even come with dividers marked with the letters of the alphabet. I use a green one for edibles, such as herbs and vegetables, and a pink one for ornamentals.

Tip and photo by BookerC1 - (5 comments)

Gardening tip for November 15, 2011 November 15, 2011:
Place pine cones around the plants in pots to discourage cats from digging. If necessary, add short stakes to keep the cones from being moved.

Tip and photo by patrob - (40 comments)