Your All Things Plants weekly news

for January 23, 2016

The most popular images last week from our plant database:

Photo of Pork and Beans (Sedum rubrotinctum)
By Lavanda:

Photo of Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Tande')
By ccgarden:

Photo of Erysimum Fragrant Star
By HamiltonSquare:

Photo of Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana 'Calandiva Orange')
By dirtdorphins:

Photo of Wedge-leaflet Fan Palm (Licuala ramsayi)
By Dutchlady1:

Photo of Euphorbia (Euphorbia epithymoides)
By kniphofia:

Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Exploding Galaxy')
By ARUBA1334:

Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Kickapoo Kangaroo')
By frahnzone5:

Photo of Living Rock Cactus (Ariocarpus retusus)
By mcvansoest:

The most popular Multi-Plant Photos from last week:

Photo by tugg:
Photo by MrsBinWY:
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Photo by GDJCB:
Photo by ge1836:
Photo by Cayuga:
Photo by Paul2032:
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Noteworthy acorn tips given this week:

5 people gave for post #1035090 in "Banner for January 18, 2016 by Fleur569" by Fleur569

5 people gave for post #1033524 in "Mutiny at DG" by JRsbugs

5 people gave for post #1036873 in "Banner for January 20, 2016 by Whitebeard" by Whitebeard

3 people gave for post #1038036 in "So if you're not rich, can you really compete in the daylily world?" by Xenacrockett

3 people gave for post #1038239 in "Random Martagon Pictures" by MAINIAC

2 people gave for post #1034537 in "Peony combinations (Don'ts?) (Does)" by sgardener

2 people gave for post #1037736 in "Banner for January 21, 2016 by Newyorkrita" by Newyorkrita

2 people gave for post #1036196 in "Peonies 2016" by magnolialover

2 people gave for post #1036952 in "2015 Asiatic Tango brushmark OT lily seedling photo dump" by hankz

2 people gave for a photo of Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana 'Calandiva Orange') by dirtdorphins

The most active threads this week:

Subject OP Area Replies
What are your favorite color/colors in iris?cbunny41Irises forum126
Keppel irises is open for buisiness!tveguy3Irises forum44
HostaCDsSisterTell us your Favorite Shade Plants34
Am I crazy ?ge1836Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum30
My visit to Schreiner's Gardens last year (2015)HighdesertNikiIrises forum29
BletilladrdawgOrchids forum29
Nasturtiums - case & pointmaxcaviarAll Things Gardening forum28
Local groups' shows and salesdjinnevadaIrises forum27
Lily seedsgardenglassgemsLilies forum26

Some new reviews from the ATP Green Pages:

Richardis70 recommended Frank's Perennial Border Inc - 1744 W Clemmonsville Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27127 and wrote:

He has high-quality plants for reasonable prices.

dc0145a recommended Victory Seed Company and wrote:

Support a family-run business. Dunton Family Farm has operated since 1909. I think they started Victory Seed co in '98. The variety and quality of their seed are hard to beat. And, they have unique packaging -- their seed comes in the regular paper seed packet, but what's different is the inner resealable bag. Love this feature; makes re-storing unused seed a breeze. From their website: "...the main enterprise here on the Dunton Family Farm is the protection of rare seed varieties. " "Unlike most seed companies that purchase all of their seed stock and repackage, we actually do farm and what seed we don't raise here, we obtain from a network of carefully selected growers. We then store them under controlled conditions until they are shipped out to you. Our packaging, with our inner resealable bag, reflects how we work to maintain the viability of your seeds."

DaisyI recommended California Carnivores and wrote:

If you want carnivorous plants, this is the place to go. They have a little of everything including seeds. The plants they sell are always healthy and large. January is bareroot sale month.

jmorth recommended Select Seeds and wrote:

Excellent company selling mostly seeds but plants as well. Recent 60 page catalog had over 15 pages of plants, Some items can be either seed or plant or both. They specialize in rare and heirloom varieties. Seeds are non GMOs and untreated. Plants are from their own farm or greenhouse. Long rated as one of the best internet companies to do business with. Founded in 1987.

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