Your All Things Plants weekly news: January 11, 2014
There were 13 new gardening ideas posted last week:
January 7, 2014
|Better Than Snowballs|
|When I was young, the winter months were quite dreary. Food was minimal during the depression and was mostly dried beans and canned fruits, as well as vegetables and root crops stored in the ground. Fresh vegetables were rare and coveted. In Piedmont Virginia at that time, that meant kale, rape, parsnips and white mustard. I despised parsnips, and still do to this day. Dad would look me straight in the eye and say: “Better than snowballs when you are hungry." (698 words - Read the full article)|
Some new recommendations from our members:
|RickRickman recommended Steve's Leaves and wrote:
I have ordered from Steve's Leaves several times. They have the best plants I have ever seen for the money. Very nice size at reasonable prices. This company has the best communication you can ask for,. Questions are usually answered within a few hours. Very personable. If you find a plant in their catalog that isn't available, they will propagate to order. I have used this service twice. I praise Steve's Leaves every chance I get. If you enjoy unusual tropicals, variegated plants, begonias, and unusual cacti & succulents, you should check them out. And as I say, you can order with confidence. You won't be disappointed.
|901Bertwood recommended Kawamoto Orchid Nursery in Hawaii and wrote:
I have ordered from Reid and Jocelyn Kawamoto for almost 4 years now. They have taken over from Reid's parents, Les and Carol Kawamoto, who are still active in this 80-year-old orchid farm. The orchids are frequently in low bud when received. In other words, you get far more than what you pay for. They carry a large variety of popular choices, but also carry unusual and hard-to-find items, such as award-winning clones that you might have wanted for ages. Give them a try. Most of the export business comes from eBay store.
|LindaleeS recommended Northern Grown Perennials and wrote:
I was looking to add more doubles and minature daylilies to my garden and found this site. That year it was wet and it took a while to get my daylilies but boy were they healthy. Very big roots!
I also love their sense of humor in the catalog. The description of Jurassic Park Hosta was hysterical. So needless to say, even though I am not a hosta person, I had to include one of those as well.
|LindaleeS recommended Browns Ferry Gardens and wrote:
Brown's Ferry's was my very first catalog order of plants. They have a nice catalog and even show pictures of the more economical daylilies. Every plant I got was very healthy and grew well. They are nice people to work with and I highly recommend them.
|LindaleeS recommended Crintonic and wrote:
I love Curt's daylilies. I love his choice of names, quite humorous. And his lilies stand out well from others.
Some numbers from last week:
- 41 new members.
- 119 new threads.
- 3,308 new posts.
- 438 new images to the plant database.
- 127 new comments in the plant database.
- 31 new Multi-Plant photos.