There were 7 new gardening ideas posted last week:
April 30, 2013
|Make Your Own Potting Soil|
|Mix your own potting soil. Most garden centers sell peat moss in large bags or bales, perlite, and bags of topsoil and compost if you need them too. Adjust the proportions to suit the needs of the plants you are potting.
April 28, 2013
|Moving Large Containers|
|Large potted plants can be a heavy problem when you wish to move them out for the growing season or back in for the winter. Remember that a dry plant is lighter than a wet one. With that in mind, withhold water for a few days. Then, find 4 pieces of pipe or old broomsticks, and hoist the pot on top of them. Then, as you roll the pot across them, keep putting the last roller in front as it gets left behind. Little by little you will have moved your pot outdoors without hurting your back! |
Some new recommendations from our members:
|Marilyn recommended Almost Eden and wrote:
I ordered for the first time this spring, but it won't be the last!
I ordered 7 plants and they were packed very well and look very nice!
A very good company to get plants that attract hummingbirds and butterflies!
I love this place!
I ordered one of each plant....
Dwarf Red Porterweed
Coral Porterweed, Pink Porterweed, Orange Porterweed, Pink Snakeweed
Butterfly Red Pentas, Egyptian Star Cluster
(Pentas lanceolata 'Butterfly Red')
Silky Red Butterfly Weed
(Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Red')
Red Firecracker Fern, Firecracker Plant, Coral Fountain
(Russelia equisetiformis, R. juncea)
|chelle recommended Crownsville Nursery and wrote:
Crownsville Nursery does an outstanding job of packaging for shipping, and my order was sent when requested. There was absolutely no shifting of anything inside the box. IMO, all mail order suppliers should follow their example! I couldn't be happier with the plants sent; healthy, robust and just the right size for transplanting. This was my first order with this company and I'll definitely order from them again. Thumbs-up for Crownsville Nursery!
Salvia mexicana ‘Limelight’
Hosta 'Wide Brim'
Mukdenia 'Crimson Fans'
Some numbers from last week:
- 75 new members.
- 125 new threads.
- 3,879 new posts.
- 1,475 new images to the plant database.
- 71 new comments in the plant database.