There were 7 new gardening ideas posted last week:
June 8, 2013
|Planters from Stumps and Logs|
|Instead of going through the hassle of removing a stump, use it as a planter. Chop out a cavity in the top of the stump, fill with soil, and plant a cascading plant in it. Old logs can be moved to your gardening area and planted as well. |
June 7, 2013
|Quick Relief (Albeit Temporary) from Poison Ivy|
|If you are dealing with a bit of Poison Ivy, particularly on the hands or forearm area, quick and intense temporary relief can be had by running hot water (as hot as you can stand it without burning yourself) over the affected area. The effect won't last a terribly long time, but the level of relief is unmatched.|
June 6, 2013
|ATP Podcast #21: All Things Tomatoes|
|We're having a contest for our new listeners! Additionally, we discuss everything you need to know about tomatoes, how to grow them, how to care for them, and how to deal with their problems.|
June 5, 2013
|You Can Reuse Potting Soil|
|Save old potting mix and save some money in the bargain when you repot plants. Make sure the plants in the pots had no diseases. Use the old mix to fill the bottoms of large containers. Leave room for at least four to six inches of new mix on top. |
June 3, 2013
|Some of the best plant combinations come about by just planting what you like, rather than by following prescribed rules about "what goes together." If it makes you happy, it is a successful combination!|
Some new recommendations from our members:
|ljrickson recommended Brushwood Nursery and wrote:
Dear Dave and Trish,
Thanks so much for recommending Brushwood Nursery. I purchased the Campsis "Morning Calm" and Rosa "Lady Banks" rambler. I was extremely impressed with the packaging. The plants were absolutely PERFECT!!!! I wish all mail order nurseries had such great packaging standards. I would highly recommend Brushwood to anyone! Thanks for your great podcasts too! I am so happy that you are on itunes. I look forward to hearing you every week. Have a great day!
Some numbers from last week:
- 66 new members.
- 209 new threads.
- 5,280 new posts.
- 1,793 new images to the plant database.
- 135 new comments in the plant database.