Your All Things Plants weekly news: October 12, 2013
There were 8 new gardening ideas posted last week:
October 10, 2013
|ATP Podcast #38: October Gardening|
|In this week's podcast Trish and Dave talk about some interesting plants they recently obtained, discuss unusual fruit tree planting ideas, and go through some various gardening chores appropriate for this time of year.|
October 9, 2013
|When I was growing up, few things cheered me up more than to see plants blooming, especially along the roads or in the undeveloped areas near where I lived. Back then, there was more land that hadn't been developed, and much of it still had many native wild plants. These days, there are fewer and fewer of those areas. There was no one to teach me about wild plants or wildflowers. I just found the wild places really fascinating, and the flowers were pretty, even if I didn't know the names of most of the plants. Flowers brought me joy! It wasn't until late in my life that I learned more about native plants and wildflowers and about growing plants and gardening. The wildflowers that grow here and there can give us so much enjoyment. All we have to do is stop, look around, and appreciate them! (117 words - Read the full article)|
October 7, 2013
|Cleaning Tool for Garden Containers|
|I've found that a round, pointed-edged paint brush is the perfect tool for cleaning pots, trays, and plant six-packs. It gets into edges and corners far better than a conventional scrub brush or cloth. The hard bottom of the paint brush is great for pushing out indents in the six-packs that were caused by ejecting the plants.|
Some new recommendations from our members:
|Leftwood recommended Territorial Seed Company and wrote:
All kinds of seeds, especially vegetables, with lots of unusual choices. Great garlic source too.
|Leftwood recommended Arrowhead Alpines and wrote:
Very knowledgeable owners and purveyors of a huge selection of unusual plants. Large selection of bulbs and alpine materials especially, and of plants that are naturally small growing.
|Leftwood recommended Faraway Flowers and wrote:
Faraway Flowers is a very reputable company with choice lily selections that include ones rarely found in commerce, yet very desirable. No duds here!
|clintbrown recommended Sedum Garden and wrote:
Sedum Garden is new. I stumbled on them by chance and ended up being their first online customer. They just opened this week. I was so pleased with the plants I ordered. I ordered several of the Delosperma 'Wheels of Wonder' series. They were $3.99 each for plug-sized plants. I was very happy when they arrived. Although small, the plants were very healthy and some even had blooms. They also threw in some bonus Sedum plants. I would definitely order from them again!
|bpsgarden recommended Northern Grown Perennials and wrote:
My mom and I placed an order here because they had a rare daylily my mom had been looking for. The prices were very reasonable! Very nice selection, especially if you are fond of Emerick's daylilies. He shipped plants right away. I couldn't believe the size of the plants he sent. Some of them were clumps! My mom and I separated some of them and each plant was bigger than the single plants you get from some companies. We did have one single fan, but he told us beforehand that is all he had, and he lowered the price of the daylily. We still wanted it. When we got it, we couldn't believe the size of the fan. It was a large and healthy fan, not a tiny little fan. I will be ordering from him again in the spring when I find out what I still need for my front bed. He also carries hostas and peonies, but I didn't order any of those. The picture I have attached is a comparison between the plant he sent and the plant from another company I ordered from at the same time. His is the beautiful large clump and the other company's is the group of tiny separated fans.
Some numbers from last week:
- 46 new members.
- 157 new threads.
- 3,512 new posts.
- 1,077 new images to the plant database.
- 108 new comments in the plant database.
- 7 new Multi-Plant photos.