Your All Things Plants newsletter for August 27, 2012
Some numbers from last week:
- 23 new members.
- 121 new threads.
- 2,244 new posts.
- 1,057 new images to the plant database.
- 64 new comments in the plant database.
News from dave:
|We have combined several forums to create the new and revitalized Edibles and Preserving forum, which for the past few weeks has been hopping with activity all about the edible things that we grow. Come join us!|
There were 7 new gardening ideas posted last week:
August 26, 2012
|A quick tip: garden tools|
|Keep a pair of pruning shears handy for those times when you think you are just going to take a short stroll around the garden; there's always something that needs snipped or pruned!
August 25, 2012
|What's blooming in August|
|August has turned out to be a good month here at Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens. Having suffered substantially from heat, drought, Japanese beetles, and moles during June and July, many of our flowering plants are bouncing back with amazing rapidity and vigor. Come on in and see what's blooming and who our lucky winner is in July's mystery blossom contest. (1,198 words - Read the full article)|
August 22, 2012
|Deep watering tip|
|Use plastic/milk cartons for deep watering by heating a Phillips head screwdriver (I use the gas stove and a hot mitt) and punching several holes in the bottom and sides (3" from the bottom) of a plastic jug or milk bottle. Bury the jug around the tree line or around the base of a shrub. Bury it so that the opening is just above the soil level. Bury as many jugs as you wish around the tree/shrub line. Fill the jugs with water for a slow deep watering. Add liquid fertilizer as needed for deep feeding.|