Your All Things Plants weekly news: June 15, 2013

There were 8 new gardening ideas posted last week:

Manage Difficult Perennial Planting Sites with the Use of Planting Pockets

By chelle
June 15, 2013
Manage Difficult Perennial Planting Sites with the Use of Planting Pockets

Are your dreams of a yard packed with perennials hampered by difficult potential planting sites? Establish strong and healthy plants by utilizing planting pockets. (1,386 words - Read the full article)


A Quick Tip for Changing Hose Attachments

By fiwit
June 14, 2013
A Quick Tip for Changing Hose Attachments

I'm constantly switching between connecting my hose to a soaker hose or to a nozzle attachment. This little accessory has become my new best friend. (124 words - Read the full article)


ATP Podcast #22: Just Some Garden Talk

By dave
June 13, 2013
ATP Podcast #22: Just Some Garden Talk

In this episode, Dave and Trish talk about the new features added to ATP this week, and hold the drawing for the recent contest. They also discuss a good variety of gardening topics, including a rant about some specific pins on pinterest. (110 words - Read the full article)


Making 'Image Sets'

By valleylynn
June 13, 2013
Making 'Image Sets'

Easy to follow instructions for creating your very own Image Sets. (445 words - Read the full article)


Easy Seedling Carrier

By tinpins
June 12, 2013
Easy Seedling Carrier

This simple way to support small peat pot trays for transporting will make planting a little easier. (139 words - Read the full article)


Planting a Rootbound Plant

By Dutchlady1
June 11, 2013
Planting a Rootbound Plant

When you have a root-bound plant in a pot, give it a nice long soak in a tub of water before trying to remove it from its pot, so you don't end up breaking off the majority of the roots.


What Is a Determinate Tomato?

By psa
June 10, 2013
What Is a Determinate Tomato?

Determinate tomato plants will produce a single large crop in a smaller space. They can be easily grown in common tomato cages and then removed when production declines. Indeterminate tomatoes, which include most heirloom varieties, continue to grow throughout the season and are especially productive where the growing season is long. They will require staking, pruning, and tying, or a more robust custom cage to keep them upright.

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Make Your Own Aphid Spray

By plantladylin
June 9, 2013
Make Your Own Aphid Spray

To 1 gallon of water, add: 2 tbsp. Murphy's Oil Soap, 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, and 2 tbsp. isopropyl alcohol. Mix thoroughly and use a hose end sprayer or pour into spray bottle. When using a spray bottle, be sure to label properly with a permanent marker.


The most popular images last week from our plant database:

Photo of Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Just a Wish') by spunky1:
Image from plant ID 552167

Photo of Self Heal (Prunella grandiflora 'Bella Blue') by stilldew:
Image from plant ID 588897

Photo of Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Apelton') by picklepuff:
Image from plant ID 229694

Photo of Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Ima Masterpiece') by spunky1:
Image from plant ID 552161

Photo of Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Santino') by gg5:
Image from plant ID 546316

Photo of Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Orange Spice') by tink3472:
Image from plant ID 551890

The most active threads this week:
Subject OP Area Replies
Show us your bloomers!!! picklepuff Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum 58
Looking For All Suggestions! Pat72 Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum 36
My photos are showing up in othe people's post GigiPlumeria Site Talk forum 29
crossing varieties mick64 Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum 26
Purple Leafed Lilies Moby Lilies forum 18
Gardener's Supply article about Dave goldfinch4 Site Talk forum 18
Banner for June 11, 2013 by Joannabanana Joannabanana Site Banners forum 16
Where did the horns go from my "Rocket Randy" doglover Irises forum 14
Holy Cow, Andy!! T-Shirts!! ShadyGreenThumb Site Talk forum 14

Some new recommendations from our members:
Bonehead recommended Burnt Ridge Nursery and wrote:

Family owned farm in business since 1980. Mail order, specializing in unusual and disease resistant fruiting trees, vines, and shrubs. Many Northwest native plants/trees as well. I had been searching local nurseries in vain for a white mulberry tree and finally resorted to an online search (mail order is not my preference for plants). This nursery popped up and had several different mulberries of all colors. I emailed them explaining my intended use (inside my chicken yard as forage for the birds) and asked for their recommendation. I received a quick and informative reply, placed an order, and received the tree within days. The tree was packed very securely and had a good foot of healthy roots in soil, not a large specimen, but with several nice healthy leaves. Very reasonably priced for both the tree and the shipping. Has only been in-ground for a couple weeks, if I remember I will update how it does over the summer.

Anderwood recommended Funky Gardens and wrote:

We are blessed to have this unique place in our little corner of the country.

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