Your All Things Plants newsletter for March 13, 2012

Some numbers from last week:
The most popular images this week from our database:

Photo of Panamint Nectarine (Prunus persica var. nucipersica 'Panamint') by rayman6422:
Image from plant ID 534213

Photo of Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Wild One') by BevJ:
Image from plant ID 17471

Photo of Daylily (Hemerocallis 'My Little Fool') by Char:
Image from plant ID 181778

Photo of Crocus (Crocus) by jmorth:
Image from plant ID 242588

Photo of Buddha's Hand (Citrus medica var. sarcodactylus) by Bubbles:
Image from plant ID 111928

There were 3 new articles published last week:

Article for March plants for honey bees
By Margaret Tucker on March 13, 2012

It's March, the month Spring officially arrives according to the calendar. Mother Nature might have different plans, but plants are bursting forth with renewed growth and the cool weather plants are blooming, bringing joy to everyone. Honey bees have built up their numbers and are busy taking advan... (2 comments)

Article for Garden Tours: Woofie
By Sharon Brown on March 10, 2012

Great gardens of fun and beauty are to be found in one far corner of our country. Let's visit Woofie in the state of Washington and take a look at them. You are going to love what you see! (22 comments)

Article for Rise up, all Gardeners!
By Larry Rettig on March 8, 2012

We all know that gardening is good for the body and soul. But there is something the great majority of us don’t know. And what we don’t know can hurt us. (23 comments)

Daily Gardening Tips from this week:

Gardening tip for March 13, 2012 March 13, 2012:
I was doing some research about wasp last year, because we had a problem with them building a nest under our breezeway. I found out if you make a fake wasp nest it will keep them away because wasp are territorial and they will think the territory is occupied. All I knew is that it should be round and gray so I balled up a grocery bag and covered it with weather resistant duck tape, also I broke the hook of a coat hanger so I could hang it. It Worked like a charm all summer: no wasps, no pesticides!

Tip and photo by virginiarose - (13 comments)

March 12, 2012:
When staking plants, put the stakes in place early in the season. There is less chance of damaging the plant and as the plant grows it will hide the stakes.

Tip by goldfinch4
Photo by mcash70 - (2 comments)

Gardening tip for March 11, 2012 March 11, 2012:
Dill and fennel are both host for the Black swallowtail Butterfly .If you plant both dill and fennel in the garden they will cross pollinate and your dill seed will not produce a good culinary (cooking) Dill.

Tip and photo by gardengus - (16 comments)

Gardening tip for March 10, 2012 March 10, 2012:
Keep a large basket or plastic container in a convenient spot on the porch, deck or in the garden shed for holding small hand tools, yard shoes/boots, pruners, scissors/shears, permanent marker, notepad, pen, gardening gloves, hat, sunscreen, etc.

Tip and photo by plantladylin - (one comment)

Gardening tip for March 9, 2012 March 9, 2012:
If you want to get an early start on a plant that is difficult to transplant, start it in a coffee can. Cut the bottom off the coffee can and replace it with the plastic lid, with a few holes punched in it for drainage. When it's time to set it out, you can either take the bottom off and slide the whole thing out, or just remove the bottom and plant the entire can. A pair of post hole diggers makes just the right size hole.

Tip and photo by woofie - (8 comments)

Gardening tip for March 8, 2012 March 8, 2012:
I use an ice cream pail with the handle on it to tote my camera, phone, little plastic baggies, small note book and pen, and a few peanuts for the Steller's jays whenever I am working in the garden, when I move, it moves with me. I put a white cloth over it to protect from dust or light sprinkles.

Tip and photo by mcash70 - (18 comments)

Gardening tip for March 7, 2012 March 7, 2012:
Keep an eye on your plants for pests. It’s easier to eliminate them before they get out of control.

Tip by goldfinch4
Photo by gardengus - (2 comments)