Your All Things Plants weekly news: November 23, 2013
There were 7 new gardening ideas posted last week:
November 23, 2013
|Constructing a Garden Tuteur|
|Garden tuteurs, or obelisks, give your garden upright forms to train vines and other climbing plants. They also add interest to an area by lifting the eye upward. Tuteurs can be as plain, or as ornate, as you wish them to be. As simple as a few bamboo canes lashed together, or as elaborate as a tall metal structure fused into a rather fussy design, these pyramid shaped frames have been part of gardens for hundreds of years. (589 words - Read the full article)|
November 17, 2013
|Fall Wildflowers Report from jmorth's Garden|
|New England Asters are starring in this show. These are the 6' wild kind, mostly purple, some pink. Absolute butterfly magnet, often 5 or 7 varieties on sunny days. The rich purple of the asters is complemented by the shiny gold on tall Goldenrod which tops out at up to 10 ft. Another wildflower, the golden sunflower, Maximilian, is also in prime flowering mode. It is a very floriferous fall sunflower that also can be a huge Monarch attractant just before the Monarch migration passes through here in the fall. (306 words - Read the full article)|
Some new recommendations from our members:
|OldGardener recommended Filaree Garlic Farm and wrote:
Because I waited too long to order garlic this year, the usual vendors were no longer shipping. So... I accidentally discovered Filaree Garlic while searching for someone who was still shipping and what a happy accident it has been! Although they are more expensive (they are organic and you pay the extra for it), the quality is fantastic! I ordered 6 different types and cannot be happier with what I received. This is especially surprising given that it is so late in the season and they state clearly that, to get the best quality, order early (they ship the best and largest first and work their way down). If this indicative of their "tag ends," I cannot wait to see what I receive next year with a more timely order. The quality truly is better than anything else I have received in the past from other vendors.
I did have to contact customer service when USPS missed the delivery date and their site showed that my package was being held in one location. As it turns out, there had been a storm that delayed sorting the package. Customer service was quick to respond and lovely to deal with.
|pirl recommended John Scheepers, Inc. and wrote:
The ideal company for allium ordering. All 495 bulbs arrived healthy and bloomed well. Their customer service people are excellent. I kept adding to the order and they never gave me a problem - most accommodating.
|pirl recommended Greywood Farm and wrote:
Darlyn Wilkinson is the owner and hybridizer of Greywood Farm. I've had the pleasure of dealing with her for several orders of Japanese irises though she also hybridizes and sells daylilies and hostas.
She sends the largest, healthiest Japanese irises and I am more than thrilled with every plant I've received from her. Considering the amount of fans she sends, for both JI's and daylilies, who could be less than thrilled?
Probably the nicest aspect of dealing with Darlyn is that with every spring delivery I've received from her, every plant blooms about two months from receipt. There is no year or two delay in seeing what you bought!
Why accept less from any other beardless iris vendor when you can have the very best at Greywood Farms?
Some numbers from last week:
- 38 new members.
- 124 new threads.
- 2,823 new posts.
- 929 new images to the plant database.
- 118 new comments in the plant database.
- 35 new Multi-Plant photos.