There were 7 new gardening ideas posted last week:
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|4 people gave for the idea "How To Store Elephant Ears and Other Tropical Bulbs" by Swayback|
3 people gave for a post in "Banner for November 11, 2013 by Dutchlady1" by Dutchlady1
|OT - The Porch Swing||daylily||Daylilies forum||436|
|Update to the Charter ATP Badge||dave||Sandbox forum||47|
|Purple base foliage in pictures||Misawa77||Irises forum||36|
|Oh No! Hard Freeze Coming - Way too soon!||Xeramtheum||Sandbox forum||32|
|Did you have a gardening mentor?||bluegrassmom||Daylilies forum||31|
|4 years later ....||beckygardener||Garden Rooms forum||30|
|can you tell me what these are svp||mick64||Sedum forum||28|
|What happens when you cross a cultivar with itself?||beckygardener||Daylilies forum||23|
|what to do with naked lady bulbs I had to dig up?||Frillylily||Bulbs forum||23|
|valleylynn recommended Secret Garden Growers and wrote:
I found out about this nursery 3 years ago, at a hardy plant sale. Their plants are amazing, and many are difficult to find. They are very knowledgeable and helpful in helping to select plants for my needs. This year I came home with two new hardy begonias for my shade garden. I was amazed to find out that they are hardy in my zone 8 garden, just by placing a nice layer of mulch/compost around the base of the plants. Last year I experimented with a Begonia sutherlandii they said would be hardy for me. Well, guess what: It is. Sutherland's Begonia (Begonia sutherlandii)Photo by valleylynn This year I got Begonia hemsleyana and Begonia sp. aff. pedatifida DJHC 98473. I look forward to watching them come out of dormancy next spring. My next thing to do is visit their nursery, which will be like the plant lover's version of Disneyland, only better.
|pirl recommended Mischel's Greenhouses Ltd. and wrote:
Mischel's Greenhouses sells wonderful annuals and the packages never fail to please. I've ordered from them for many years (probably 15 or 20 years) and always look forward to the day when the plants arrive. If there is any problem with the plants or due to manhandling in transit, they are eager to send replacements.
|mmcgann2 recommended Spring Fever Daylilies and wrote:
Spring Fever Daylilies specializes in growing northern, hardy daylilies. They have 300 varieties in the daylily garden, with 200 of those varieties for sale. Ken McGann, owner, is the largest grower of daylilies in the state of Montana. Spring Fever Daylilies sells and ships daylilies from May through the first week in September. Check out their website: http://www.springfeverdaylilies.com
|pirl recommended Caladium Bulbs 4 Less and wrote:
Caladium Bulbs 4 Less is simply the best place to buy caladiums. Bill's variety is terrific and I value his help. His bulbs are the biggest and firmest possible. He only sends the bulbs after consulting the weather in each zone so the bulbs won't face freezing during transit. I've used only Bill's caladiums for about 7 years and each year the little girl statue gets to spotlight another one of Bill's great bulbs. The huge (larger than super colossal) bulbs are more than amazing, as you can see from the collage. They grew with amazing speed from bulbs to a huge plant in less than a month. Superb! The planters in the shade did so well - pure pleasure for months. Bill's pup, Harley, is not the brains behind Bill's business but certainly is the heart. If I couldn't get bulbs from Bill, I wouldn't grow any caladiums at all.
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