News from dave:
|Calling all Climber Lovers! We have added a new forum this week: the Vines and Climbers forum.|
There were 8 new gardening ideas posted last week:
April 20, 2013
|How To Fertilize a Potted Plant|
|To fertilize a potted plant, rather than sprinkle the fertilizer on top, stick your finger about halfway in the soil along the edge of the pot and pour some fertilizer in the hole, then cover it up. The roots will find their way to the plant food, and weeds that might try to grow on the top of the soil will not 'steal' all the nutrients.
I use this method with timed-release fertilizer, which is particularly sensitive to sunlight, so it is much more effective when covered.|
April 14, 2013
|The cultivation of Iris ensata was first noted in literature more than five hundred years ago in Japan. Native to eastern China, Siberia, Korea, and throughout Japan, they are found growing in damp areas near streams, ponds, lakes, and marshes. The selective breeding of the species that commenced in the 1800s produced the foundation of the modern Japanese iris. Colors and color patterns have been greatly enhanced over the years. (810 words - Read the full article)|
Some new recommendations from our members:
|curtsheirlooms recommended Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. and wrote:
I live about 50 miles from them, so we get to visit their festivals. Always a good time. I order all my heirlooms from them. This year I had close to 100% germination rate, starting indoors. Excellent folks to deal with, and excellent products too. Highly recommended.
|MelMcJames recommended Berries Unlimited and wrote:
Placed a fairly large order and was pleased with the timeliness of shipping and the condition of items received. Everything is happy and healthy and the customer service was great! Call and speak with Barb!
Some numbers from last week:
- 78 new members.
- 140 new threads.
- 3,936 new posts.
- 2,371 new images to the plant database.
- 201 new comments in the plant database.