Your All Things Plants newsletter for February 6, 2012

Some numbers from last week:There were 3 new articles published last week:

Article for Team Containers or Team Ground?
By Trish Whitinger on February 5, 2012

This week the topic is container gardening. Team Containers love to utilize containers, and Team Ground would rather just use the ground. Share your experiences with us! (35 comments)

Article for Hillfarm Journal, winter on the farm
By Kathleen M. Tenpas on February 3, 2012

I couldn’t stay inside today. The sun is shining and the temperature is in the low 40s. There’s snow, but only enough to be decorative. (11 comments)

Article for January plants for honey bees
By Margaret Tucker on January 31, 2012

It's January, which usually means winter in most places. Winter evokes visions of gloomy days of cold and snow but in some areas the sun shines and the temperature is warm enough for honey bees to be out and about. What's blooming in January to tempt honey bees to leave their hives and forage for ... (27 comments)

Daily Gardening Tips from this week:

Gardening tip for February 6, 2012 February 6, 2012:
Rocks used in a flower or shrub bed can be a very attractive addition to your garden.

Tip and photo by mcash70 - (6 comments)

Gardening tip for February 5, 2012 February 5, 2012:
I love Bun-gee cords in the garden! They come in different lengths, they are large enough so that they don't hurt the plants or shrubs when used to tie plants together or to stakes.

Tip and photo by mcash70 - (3 comments)

Gardening tip for February 4, 2012 February 4, 2012:
Build a toad house to encourage toads to stay in your garden, I used a clay pot saucer and a couple of rocks and located it in a cool shady area.

Tip and photo by mcash70 - (14 comments)

Gardening tip for February 3, 2012 February 3, 2012:
Know your USDA Plant Hardiness Zone and be prepared for disappointment if you "push your zone."

Tip and photo by Bubbles - (30 comments)

Gardening tip for February 2, 2012 February 2, 2012:
Don't throw away that holiday amaryllis! Treat it like any house plant (water, light, a little fertilizer), and let it bloom for you again next year.

Tip and photo by critterologist - (10 comments)

Gardening tip for February 1, 2012 February 1, 2012:
Plant marigolds in your garden- they are wonderful companion plants and will help deter undesirable insects.

Tip by Boopaints
Photo by NEILMUIR1 - (7 comments)

Gardening tip for January 31, 2012 January 31, 2012:
Use an old garden hose to shape a new planting bed, you can change the shape until your happy with it, then use landscape paint to mark it and remove the hose, or use landscape staples to keep the hose in place.

Tip and photo by mcash70 - (7 comments)