There were 7 new gardening ideas posted last week:
April 13, 2013
|Irises Come in All the Colors of the Rainbow|
|When you see the exciting irises that are being introduced today, it is hard to believe that their ancestors were shades of white, blue or violet. Hiding in the genes and chromosomes of those ancestral irises was the possibility of a vast spectrum of colors and patterns. These diverse beauties are now being produced by talented iris breeders who are giving us astonishing blooms in all of the colors of the rainbow. (178 words - Read the full article)|
April 11, 2013
|Keep Squirrels out of Feeders|
|To keep squirrels out of your bird feeders you can hang the feeder using strong mono-filament line from a limb which is 6 feet off the ground. You must be sure to keep the feeder 6 feet from the trunk of the tree as well as 6 feet from any other branches. The squirrels can not hold onto the fishing line to get to the feeder & they (almost always) can't jump the distance to the feeder.|
April 9, 2013
|A large wall clock in the garden helps you keep track of the time you’re spending outdoors and reminds you to put on more sunscreen.|
April 7, 2013
|Cheap and Plentiful Plant Markers|
|I needed plant markers to keep track of all the new seedlings I started this year. I was tired of my old method using popsicle sticks. They tend to mold, and when they get moist the words run together and blur. So, I had the idea of using an old rinsed out milk jug. I cut it up into small strips, and now my words will stay clear and no more moldy popsicle sticks!|
Some new recommendations from our members:
|chelle recommended Santa Rosa Gardens and wrote:
I finally had the opportunity to order from Santa Rosa Gardens, and I'm happy that I did.
Packaging was superb
Good value for price paid - healthy plants
Moisture content perfect for shipping - no soggy mess or dry, overly stressed plants!
Delivered when requested
Plants well marked with easy-to-read tags
Filler material compostable/reusable and not messy!! No peanuts or finely shredded paper to chase down! Yay!
A bit short on selections of plant types that I'm usually looking for.
----------------------------My order --------------------------------------------
Juncus pallidus Javelin
Ajuga tenorii Chocolate Chip
Delosperma floribundum Starburst
Helleborus Helen Ballard Strain
AND...I saved $25.00 by catching a sale! Sweet!
|virginiarose recommended Floyd Cove Nursery and wrote:
Floyd Cove is wonderful to deal with. Beautiful introductions and all kinds of daylilies at all kinds of prices, so everyone should get something very pretty in their price range. I was amazed by the huge fans and the wonderful bonus plants, which even included a new introduction! I was just stunned by how perfect they were. I was very, very happy with the whole order and I will always recommend them to everyone! Now some pictures!!
|LindaTX8 recommended Horizon Herbs and wrote:
I've ordered from this company several times and received everything I ordered promptly. They have species I've never seen elsewhere. Very satisfied!
Some numbers from last week:
- 77 new members.
- 150 new threads.
- 4,095 new posts.
- 1,716 new images to the plant database.
- 62 new comments in the plant database.