Your All Things Plants newsletter for October 6, 2012
Some numbers from last week:
- 35 new members.
- 110 new threads.
- 2,030 new posts.
- 590 new images to the plant database.
- 47 new comments in the plant database.
News from dave:
|Our daylilies database recently saw a huge milestone: we have surpassed more than 50,000 photos! Daylilies are by far the most popular plant at All Things Plants and to celebrate this event, we are naming this coming week as Daylilies Week at ATP!|
All week long we will feature articles all about daylilies. We are also honoring our top contributors: those members who have uploaded more than 1,000 daylily photos will each receive a new book, Landscaping with Daylilies by the American Hemerocallis Society. Those top contributors are Joy, Vic, Calif_Sue, Newyorkrita and tink3472.
Additionally, this week we will have a raffle for that same book (courtesy of Juli), and the 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive AHS memberships, courtesy of Char.
If you love daylilies, make sure you visit the site each day this week and participate in the excitement!
There were 6 new gardening ideas posted last week:
October 4, 2012
|Garden makeovers: Moon Garden|
|Did you ever think about giving your gardens a total makeover? My newest garden is probably ten years old and over the years it has had additions randomly tucked in here and there. I've been thinking about a change and I think I'll start with white. How about a Moon Garden where an old patchwork garden used to be? (1,696 words - Read the full article)|
October 2, 2012
|Repelling weevils in your kitchen|
|We were fighting weevils in our kitchen cabinets for a long stretch. We'd get rid of a batch of food, scour the cabinets, put everything back neatly, and a week or so later there were holes in the new flour bag - again! Aargh! I heard somewhere that rosemary would repel them, so I pruned my bush and put a few tips at the very back of each shelf of the cabinets. No more weevils! Every once in a while I sweep out the dry rosemary needles and put fresh tips in.|