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for September 26, 2015

This Week's Gardening Ideas:

Celebrating Dahlias!

By dave
September 26, 2015
Celebrating Dahlias!

We open the Dahlias Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more! (1,219 words - Read the full article)

Fascinating Fasciation

By Paul2032
September 25, 2015
Fascinating Fasciation

The beauty around us seems endless, but sometimes Mother Nature outdoes herself in creating plants and flowers that are unique and that may, depending on your tastes, seem even more beautiful. Fasciated flowers have something that could be described as a little extra and could be considered either gorgeous or grotesque. (134 words - Read the full article)

Milkweed, in Seed

By Newyorkrita
September 24, 2015
Milkweed, in Seed

In late summer Milkweed pods dry and burst open, showing seeds with silky parachutes. (166 words - Read the full article)

Grow Milkweed and Help Save the Monarch Butterflies

By dave
September 23, 2015
Grow Milkweed and Help Save the Monarch Butterflies

Could the monarchs one day actually go extinct? It's not unheard of. The loss of milkweed is directly related to the loss of monarchs. Let's all grow milkweed and preserve this majestic species of butterfly. (1,199 words - Read the full article)

Creating a Butterfly Garden

By Catmint20906
September 22, 2015
Creating a Butterfly Garden

Many of us envision a peaceful paradise where butterflies float, serenely sipping nectar from the beauty we have created. For me, the reality of a butterfly garden is humming, vibrant, and thrilling beyond anything I ever could have imagined. Here are some tips for creating a butterfly garden of your own. (1,197 words - Read the full article)

Blame the Bird Seed

By Chillybean
September 21, 2015
Blame the Bird Seed

Feeding the birds brings much to our lives. We see and learn from these beauties in a way we wouldn't otherwise. This joy may create some unexpected yard work. (648 words - Read the full article)

Tips for Replanting

By Lalambchop1
September 20, 2015
Tips for Replanting

I'm currently replanting a daylily bed and thought I'd share a couple of tips. (343 words - Read the full article)

The most popular images last week from our plant database:

By floota:
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By shive1:
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Noteworthy acorn tips given this week:

21 people gave for the idea "Creating a Butterfly Garden" by Catmint20906

12 people gave for post #958043 in "Banner for September 25, 2015 by Fleur569" by Fleur569

9 people gave for the idea "Blame the Bird Seed" by Chillybean

5 people gave for the idea "Fascinating Fasciation" by Paul2032

5 people gave for post #957512 in "Beefriends(tm) and other Garden Guests - threeeeeeeee!!" by dirtdorphins

5 people gave for the idea "Milkweed, in Seed" by Newyorkrita

4 people gave for the idea "Grow Milkweed and Help Save the Monarch Butterflies" by dave

4 people gave for a photo of Salvia (Salvia coerulea 'Blue Ensign') by Sheridragonfly

4 people gave for the idea "Tips for Replanting" by Lalambchop1

3 people gave for a photo of Twinleaf (Jeffersonia diphylla) by robertduval14

The most active threads this week:

Subject OP Area Replies
"Fess up" time !!crowrita1Irises forum72
spamjmorthSite Talk forum62
blooming timedrdawgIrises forum38
EbayCintaTropicals forum35
Graptoveria transplantge1836Containers forum25
Weather in your garden ~ Fall 2015CharDaylilies forum25
Support for a Healthy Lifestyle- Fall and WinterNewyorkritaSandbox forum22
Tree, shrub, weed?SharonPlant ID forum20
How can I send a picture...........MuddymittsIrises forum19

Some new reviews from the ATP Green Pages:

DavidLMO recommended Arghya Gardens and wrote:

Top notch. 5 Stars. The owner, Liz, is a noted hybridizer and is active with Brugmansia Growers International. She has created and named many varieties. I have purchased plants and seeds (Brugs and Commiphora neglecta) from her and have been very pleased. She specializes in half a dozen or so plant types. She has a 100% Positive rating on eBay and also has a Facebook page. Highly recommended.

blue23rose recommended Maryott's Gardens and wrote:

My first online daylily order was placed with Maryott's Gardens and the daylilies arrived today. Wow! The daylilies I ordered are large and healthy, and the bonus plants were a very pleasant surprise. All my questions via email were answered in a timely manner and their responses were always friendly. Wonderful people to do business with.

dyzzypyxxy recommended Florida Hill Nursery and wrote:

Nice healthy tropical plants, and a very good size for the price. Great selection and reasonable shipping costs - if you buy more than one plant, they reduce the shipping on the next 3 plants.

DavidLMO recommended Renee's Garden Seeds and wrote:

Great selection of organic and non-GMO and heirloom vegetables. Some herbs and flowers as well. A bit pricey, but not too much so. Nice selection of morning glory and sweet peas - many species not easily found elsewhere.

kidfishing recommended Bell's Daylily Garden and wrote:

This was my first time ordering from Bell's. I ordered from their BOGO sale. They had bigger roots than Florida daylilies! I can't wait to see them bloom next spring. They don't have an Email that I know of though.

pamelakuhens recommended Victory Seed Company and wrote:

Victory Seed Company reps are always there to help. I get fast and informative email replies. The seeds are high quality, of course, but if it weren't for their responsiveness to my inquiries, my gardens wouldn't be nearly as successful as they've been.

DavidLMO recommended Trade Winds Fruit and wrote:

I have ordered from them a couple of times and have been happy with their selection, quality, and price. They have some seed not generally available elsewhere. As the name suggests, they specialize in fruit and seeds, though they sell many flowering tree and shrub seeds.

DavidLMO recommended Easy to Grow Bulbs and wrote:

In August 2014, I purchased: Plumeria alba - rooted 14" Clivia miniata Good Hope 6 leaves (I think) 4 " pot Adenium obesum (NOID I think ) All were good quality and a question to Customer Service was helpfully and quickly answered. It was much appreciated since I had no experience with any of these plants and they are way out of my zone. Including postage, I only paid $41 for my total purchase. A very good value. All 3 have done well for me and are very healthy. Heartily recommend this company. Will order from them again.

We keep growing, because ATP is where all the excitement is these days! Check out these numbers from last week: