Your All Things Plants newsletter for November 24, 2012

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

Photo of Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) by SongofJoy:
Image from plant ID 77984

Photo of Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale) by bonitin:
Image from plant ID 86238

Photo of Clematis (Clematis 'The First Lady') by bonitin:
Image from plant ID 180878

Photo of Fuchsia (Fuchsia 'Voodoo') by zuzu:
Image from plant ID 113291

Photo of Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Ledgewood's Isabella') by janicewood549:
Image from plant ID 54213

There were 6 new gardening ideas posted last week:

Recycle your old hose

By LarryR
November 23, 2012
Recycle your old hose

Don’t throw away that old, leaky garden hose. Using a small bit, drill holes in the hose, spacing them about six inches apart. Give some thought as to how far from female end of the hose you want the holes to start. Drill all the way through the hose, so that you’re making two holes at once. Cap the male end with an old soaker hose cap or an old nozzle. Voilà! A free soaker hose!


Little Thankgivings

By Sharon
November 22, 2012
Little Thankgivings

Winter celebrations were all strung out like beads on a necklace, one right after the other. It was difficult for a child to tell one from the other since most of them were all covered in snow, but I always knew Thanksgiving followed closely on the edges of my birthday. (2,209 words - Read the full article)


Seed cleaning sieves

By RickCorey
November 21, 2012
Seed cleaning sieves

Seeds can be separated from chaff using kitchen strainers, window screening, hardware cloth (wire mesh) and spice jars. (138 words - Read the full article)


Cleaning pots

By patrob
November 20, 2012
Cleaning pots

Clean hard water deposits from clay or plastic pots by spraying with a mixture of equal amounts of vinegar and water. Let the pot sit a few minutes; then use a scrub brush to loosen residue and rinse with fresh water.


Newspapers as a tree wrap

By Skiekitty
November 19, 2012
Newspapers as a tree wrap

To prevent tree scalding in the winter, don't bother with "tree wrap". Just get some news papers, wrap those around the trunk of the tree, and use Duct Tape to keep the newspaper in place. I prefer the bright orange duct tape so I will remember to take if off in the spring. Just don't wrap the newspapers tight around the trunk.


Winterize your garden equipment

By Ridesredmule
November 18, 2012
Winterize your garden equipment

If you haven't already, now is the time to put away your motorized gardening equipment. Drain the gas and the oil, repair and replace any parts that need maintenance including filters and spark plugs, clean the dirt and grime away, cover and store it for the season.

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