Your All Things Plants newsletter for April 30, 2012
Some numbers from last week:
- 42 new members.
- 141 new threads.
- 3,367 new posts.
- 1,532 new images to the plant database.
- 75 new comments in the plant database.
News from Trish:
|Next week is Wear your ATP shirt in public week! |
The rules are simple- take, or have taken, a picture of yourself in public wearing your ATP shirt, and post it to this thread: https://allthingsplants.com/thread/view/9650/Official-Wear-yo...
Deadline is May 6th for the prize of 25 acorns! One reward per person :)
There were 2 new articles published last week:
||Garden Tours: kqcrna|
By Sharon Brown on April 29, 2012
We are going to Ohio this week to spend some time with Karen (kqcrna) in her lovely gardens. Be sure to click on each image so you don't miss a thing. You will love all the color combinations. (26 comments)
Daily Gardening Tips from this week:
||April 30, 2012:|
Got earwigs? Nope, folks, not small toupee’s one wears on their ear bones but rather small brown bugs, usually scary looking because they sport pincers on their hind end. Although they normally eat decaying plant matter and certain insects they’re also known for feeding on lettuce, corn and potatoes. Try trapping them in a section of bamboo laid in the garden. They’ll crawl inside for cover and then you can dispose of them any way you choose.
Tip by Horseshoe
Photo by gardengus - (10 comments)
||April 29, 2012:|
Hang empty aluminium pie plates around your vegetable garden to deter birds and rodents.
Tip and photo by threegardeners - (3 comments)
||April 28, 2012:|
Be sure to take a container of water with you when taking cuttings for rooting. Throw the cuttings in the water to keep them from getting dehydrated.
Tip and photo by flaflwrgrl - (3 comments)
||April 27, 2012:|
For no-fade labels, use an Industrial Sharpie Marker (more UV resistant than a standard Sharpie, which will fade in the sun). An oil based paint pen also works. This is especially important on those winter sowing jugs, so you don't end up with thousands of mystery seedlings!
Tip and photo by critterologist - (6 comments)
||April 26, 2012:|
Grow a pineapple plant. Twist the top off a fresh pineapple and remove the lower leaves. Let the bottom part of the pineapple dry out for several weeks. then plant. Be warned that the leaves do have sharp thorns on the ends.
Tip and photo by rocklady - (20 comments)
||April 25, 2012:|
Dry your hydrangea blooms for a winter arrangement. Cut the blooms when they are fully mature, leaving a stem. Pull all the leaves off the stem and place stems in a vase -- no water, and the hydrangea bloom will soon dry and can be used in an arrangement.
Tip and photo by rocklady - (7 comments)
||April 24, 2012:|
Nitrile-coated gloves like these Atlas 370 garden gloves go through the wash just fine. They'll be OK in the dryer, too, but they will last longer if you hang them to dry.
Tip and photo by critterologist - (11 comments)