Your All Things Plants newsletter for March 19, 2012

Some numbers from last week:
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 Trish:
It's time for the Spring "Not-a-Raffle-Raffle"! You won't want to miss out on the prize:

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!

The most popular images this week from our database:

Photo of Passion Flower (Passiflora 'Blue Eyed Susan') by Char:
Image from plant ID 155762

Photo of Euphorbia (Euphorbia 'Helena's Blush') by rcn48:
Image from plant ID 71510

Photo of Lily (Lilium pardalinum subsp. pitkinense) by pardalinum:
Image from plant ID 117969

Photo of Lily (Lilium 'Space Star') by Joy:
Image from plant ID 228861

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

There were 4 new articles published last week:

Article for 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)

Article for 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)

Article for 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)

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... (8 comments)

Daily Gardening Tips from this week:

Gardening tip for March 19, 2012 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)

Gardening tip for March 18, 2012 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)

Gardening tip for March 17, 2012 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)

Gardening tip for March 16, 2012 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)

Gardening tip for March 15, 2012 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)

Gardening tip for March 14, 2012 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)

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 - (31 comments)