This Week's Gardening Ideas:
July 26, 2014
|Our Herb Spiral|
|In early 2012 we built an herb spiral and it has since become a cornerstone of our gardens. Allow me to take a moment to share with you how and why we built this amazingly useful garden structure. (915 words - Read the full article)|
July 23, 2014
|ATP Podcast #65: Xeriscaping in the Garden|
|We took last week off but we're back and ready to talk about gardening. It's Xeriscaping Week at ATP and today we're going to dive down deep into the topic of xeriscaping. What is xeriscaping? Is it only for desert regions? Is it something that you can put into practice in your own garden? Find out in today's episode of the ATP podcast!|
July 22, 2014
|The Magic in Yarrow|
|There was magic, she said, in the plants we gathered from the mountain. Magic plants had three reasons for living: They gave us food, they gave us medicine, and they gave us beauty. She said yarrow was truly magic because it was also a plant that could live with very little water. To me, the very best part about yarrow was that it was so old it had a story to tell. That made it even more magical. I loved Aunt Bett's stories. (1,225 words - Read the full article)|
Some new reviews from the ATP Green Pages:
|dormantsrule recommended Tropical Plants & More and wrote:
Hard to believe that I've never owned a houseplant and chose orchids as my learning curve. It's a stretch and a challenge, but I will try to ensure they don't meet their demise.
Package arrived yesterday and my first impression was the thought and care of the packaging itself. Being used to receiving daylilies crammed into flat rate boxes, I was in for a surprise when USPS delivered the long box, which could have held an entire rain forest. Every plant was secure and healthy. One plant is secured on cork and looks like it was plucked straight from nature.
I'm especially appreciative of Ken's advice and hand holding.
|jvdubb recommended B & D Lilies and wrote:
I have meant to order from B&D for at least 6 years. I never got around to it for one reason or another. FINALLY, this year I ordered. I have not received my bulbs yet, but already I have to say customer service is out of this world! My budget was limited, but I look forward to ordering again next year!
|Anderwood recommended A Backyard Farm and wrote:
"A Backyard Farm" is like having a CSA in your backyard. They install raised bed gardens in your back yard according to what you want planted. Each week they come out and harvest, maintain, and plant the next vegetable according to the season. They also work with school gardens. There is a mentoring option as well. Harvests occur April through late October.
We keep growing, because ATP is where all the excitement is these days! Check out these numbers from last week:
- 238 members joined.
- 4,913 posts written.
- 1,376 images posted to the plant database.
- 835 plants added to personal inventory lists.