Your All Things Plants newsletter for March 19, 2012
Some numbers from last week:
- 48 new members.
- 181 new threads.
- 3,408 new posts.
- 1,953 new images to the plant database.
- 90 new comments in the plant database.
News from Trish:
|The daylilly forum has a very nice conversation going about weed control- don't miss it!|
News from Trish:
|Did you see that there is a new forum dedicated to the beautiful photos of our database? Add the Plant Photos Forum to your "watched" list!|
News from vic:
|There is a new thread on Garden Art with lots of new ideas for decorating your garden this spring! Check it out here. Be sure to check out all the other fun and informative threads in the Garden Art forum as well!|
There were 4 new articles published last week:
||What's blooming in March|
By Larry Rettig on March 18, 2012
It can't be long now! For those of us who garden in temperate zones of the Northern Hemisphere, spring is just around the corner. While we gardeners anxiously await that magical time of year, come join me for one final look at what's blooming indoors. You'll also discover the identity of the myst... (9 comments)
||Planning, designing and growing a vegetable garden|
By Dave Whitinger on March 16, 2012
It's that time of year, when freezing temperatures suddenly fade away into our distant memory and we start getting that vegetable garden itch. Let's talk about vegetables - how to grow them and how to design your vegetable gardens. (19 comments)
||The journey to your garden|
By Joannabanana (Joanne Ogilvie) on March 15, 2012
Have you ever wondered where all the plants came from that you buy from your local garden centre? Here’s a look at some common annuals and their journey to your garden. (20 comments)
||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... (8 comments)
Daily Gardening Tips from this week:
||March 19, 2012:|
Don't give up on the clematis that seems to have died over the winter. Give it a good soaking with a little Epsom salts in the water, and you may be pleasantly surprised to see the resurrection of your lost plant!
Tip and photo by BookerC1 - (3 comments)
||March 18, 2012:|
Vinegar is a weed killer. BE CAREFUL, it kills any plant it comes in contact with. 1 part vinegar, 1 tablespoon soap, and 1 part water.
Tip and photo by Shelly - (12 comments)
||March 17, 2012:|
Hemerocallis will sometimes set proliferations. Once these little plants show up on a scape, and a root begins to emerge, remove the proliferation, and either plant it in a small container keeping it moist but not wet, or put the proliferation into water with the crown above the water line. You will get a new little plant that will hopefully reward you eventually with identical blooms to the plant it was taken from.
Tip and photo by Shelly - (9 comments)
||March 16, 2012:|
Use empty toilet paper rolls around your young vegetables to protect them from cutworms.
Tip by threegardeners
Photo by gingin - (5 comments)
||March 15, 2012:|
Save your chopsticks from the Chinese restaurant. They make great small stakes for young plants, you can use 3 and make a "teepee" for a vine seedling.
Tip by rebeccag
Photo by Shelly - (3 comments)
||March 14, 2012:|
When planting a new Hosta Liner, make sure when planting it in the ground not to bury the crown of the plant. This will lead to potential crown rot and eminent death. May sure their crown is level with the soil.
Tip by Christine27360
Photo by mcash70 - (one comment)
||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 - (31 comments)