Your All Things Plants newsletter for March 26, 2012

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

Photo of Double Late Tulip (Tulipa 'Lilac Perfection') by zuzu:
Image from plant ID 146473

Photo of Double Early Tulip (Tulipa 'Monsella') by zuzu:
Image from plant ID 118953

Photo of Primrose (Primula 'Glorious Laced Gold') by zuzu:
Image from plant ID 532474

Photo of Prairie smoke (Geum triflorum) by duane456:
Image from plant ID 76701

Photo of Scented-leaved Geranium (Pelargonium 'Angel Eyes Orange') by bonitin:
Image from plant ID 534956

There were 3 new articles published last week:

Article for Garden Tours: Onewish1: Allison
By Sharon Brown on March 24, 2012

Let's go to New Jersey this week to take a look at Allison's gardens. Her makeover is amazing and what she does with containers is beautiful. You are going to enjoy this! (30 comments)

Article for All-heal, Heart of the Earth
By Christine Gaither on March 22, 2012

Some may call it a common weed while others call it a wildflower, or as it's name implies some still call it a medicinal herb. All-heal grows practically all over the world and has been regarded as a healing plant since ancient times. (24 comments)

Article for Swiss chard for spring planting
By C. Tee Menser on March 20, 2012

This green leafy vegetable has to be one of my all-time favorites for a number of good reasons. If you've never tried growing it, there's no time like the present. It's perfect for spring planting, amazingly easy to grow, and very resilient. (24 comments)

Daily Gardening Tips from this week:

Gardening tip for March 26, 2012 March 26, 2012:
If the little girls in your life have outgrown their small hair clips use them to tether plants or vines.

Tip and photo by gingin - (2 comments)

Gardening tip for March 25, 2012 March 25, 2012:
Caging your tomatoes? If you already have a wire yard fence, make a border along the fence, place metal t-posts and wire livestock fencing to the posts. This will coral the plants between the two fences.

Tip and photo by valleylynn - (5 comments)

Gardening tip for March 24, 2012 March 24, 2012:
To keep insects from burrowing into your pots, cut small squares of nylon screening. Place the square over the hole in the bottom of the pot before adding soil.

Tip and photo by Bubbles - (one comment)

Gardening tip for March 23, 2012 March 23, 2012:
If you have a favorite garden kneeling pad as I do, and you want to keep it clean when working in wet or muddy areas just slip it into a kitchen catcher with tabs and secure the ends so that it doesn't slip out.

Tip and photo by mcash70 - (18 comments)

Gardening tip for March 22, 2012 March 22, 2012:
Keep all of my small garden tools and gloves in a plastic bucket that I can just grab and go to work knowing everything that I need is there and I don't have to go looking for them.

Tip and photo by mcash70 - (12 comments)

Gardening tip for March 21, 2012 March 21, 2012:
Keep your beds, borders and containers clean during weed eating. Use old bed sheets to cover raised beds and borders when you do the weed eating. Once finished, just fold the sheets up and lift them off the beds, shake off over the lawn and wash them for the next time. The sheets are light weight enough that they will float over the plants and not press them down. On small areas you could use any piece of light weight cloth.

Tip and photo by valleylynn - (5 comments)

Gardening tip for March 20, 2012 March 20, 2012:
Use tomato cages in flower pots to hold up plants that like to grow leggy and need extra support.

Tip and photo by Ridesredmule - (4 comments)