Your All Things Plants weekly news: January 25, 2014
There were 8 new gardening ideas posted last week:
January 24, 2014
|ATP Podcast #43: The Annuals Week Postlude|
|We wrap up annuals week with a discussion of the interesting articles posted to this site this week. We also talk about the usual things happening around the farm, Dave introduces us to his aquaponics efforts, and we have an impromptu discussion about some interesting crepe myrtle cultivars and species.|
January 22, 2014
|Winter Sowing Annuals|
|Did you know that you could sow your annual seeds in winter? I didn't, but now I'm hooked on winter sowing not only perennials and shrubs, but also many of my annuals. The following ideas can help to keep your garden chock-full of blooms all season long, too, and it's so easy to do! (1,075 words - Read the full article)|
Some new recommendations from our members:
|bodden recommended Tropical Plants & More and wrote:
Just received my second order of orchids and I am very pleased. I have ordered from other suppliers and after a year only half of the ordered plants have survived. Tropical Plants and More sells orchids that are well established and healthy, so their survival rate has been 100% so far. Ken is a real pleasure to deal with and gives excellent customer service and communication. It is great to deal and communicate with a real person that is knowledgeable; a real rarity today. Each of my orchids comes marked with a picture of a mature plant blooming. Helps me stay patient while waiting for the plant to bloom because orchids take their own time. Cannot say enough about this supplier.
|greene recommended Best Cool Seeds (online store of the Denali Seed Company) and wrote:
Best Cool Seeds is the self-serve, online store for Denali Seed Company, which specializes in seeds that grow well in cooler climates.
Shipping cost is reasonable, sent first class with order tracking - email confirmation all the way; order fulfillment is unbelievably fast and professional.
As a reward for ordering online (without the need for a paper catalog), customers are rewarded with free seeds - and not just random free seeds: These are seeds the customer selects.
Some numbers from last week:
- 57 new members.
- 132 new threads.
- 4,197 new posts.
- 793 new images to the plant database.
- 63 new comments in the plant database.
- 31 new Multi-Plant photos.