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for March 19, 2016

Galvanized Trough Drilling 101

By springcolor
March 19, 2016
Galvanized Trough Drilling 101

Using galvanized livestock troughs for planting is a great idea, but the drilling is no easy job. (222 words - Read the full article)

Cowpen Daisy, Verbesina encelioides

By frostweed
March 18, 2016
Cowpen Daisy, Verbesina encelioides

This lovely flower deserves a place of honor in every butterfly garden. (170 words - Read the full article)

Grow Your Own Bouquets

By awesomeblossom
March 17, 2016
Grow Your Own Bouquets

Grow your own bouquets by keeping a cutting garden of your own. (172 words - Read the full article)

ATP Podcast #100: Welcome to The National Gardening Association

By dave
March 15, 2016
ATP Podcast #100: Welcome to The National Gardening Association

After a 4 month break, the ATP podcast is back and we're sharing news about our taking over the National Gardening Association. In this episode, we tell the story of how we came to acquire the NGA, what our hopes and dreams are, and what we're planning to do with it in the short and long term.

The most popular images last week from our plant database:

Photo of Crocus (Crocus ancyrensis 'Golden Bunch')
By William:

Photo of Reticulated Iris (Iris 'Sheila Ann Germaney')
By William:

Photo of Primrose (Primula acaulis 'Zebra')
By kniphofia:

Photo of Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Gizmo the Gremlin')
By lovemyhouse:

Photo of Reticulated Iris (Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin')
By William:

Photo of Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Lip Smack')
By tgarden711:

Photo of Queen's Wreath (Petrea volubilis)
By Dutchlady1:

Photo of Painted Petals (Freesia laxa)
By LynneHTx:

Photo of Narrowleaf Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium)
By greenthumb99:

The most popular Multi-Plant Photos from last week:

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Photo by Fleur569:
Photo by Jolana:
Photo by Paul2032:
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Photo by Jolana:
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Noteworthy acorn tips given this week:

8 people gave for post #1079437 in "a comfy chair with lucy, the bear and friends" by lourspolaire

5 people gave for post #1083382 in "Daylily of the Day: Osterized" by Davi

5 people gave for the idea "Galvanized Trough Drilling 101" by springcolor

5 people gave for post #1080199 in "Raffle" by lynnempow

4 people gave for post #1082193 in "Beefriends(tm) and other Garden Guests - threeeeeeeee!!" by dirtdorphins

3 people gave for post #1081310 in "Spring Blooming Bulbs 2016" by dirtdorphins

3 people gave for post #1083807 in "sign of spring in south Louisiana" by Moonhowl

3 people gave for the idea "Cowpen Daisy, Verbesina encelioides" by frostweed

3 people gave for post #1082036 in "Banner for March 16, 2016 by Chillybean" by Chillybean

3 people gave for a photo of Crocus (Crocus imperati 'De Jager') by dirtdorphins

The most active threads this week:

Subject OP Area Replies
"Goners" 2016crowrita1Irises forum51
Hello from North TexasjavaMomIrises forum36
What iris made you love themJolanaIrises forum26
endangered rosesneedrainRoses forum26
Help with an idea for an old aquariumJLCamAsk a Question forum22
which end down when planting Marigold seeds?cgroomsAsk a Question forum21
Garden murals cont'd.Calsurf73Garden Art forum20
Forcing 2016jmorthBulbs forum19
RafflelynnempowThe March 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!19

Some new reviews from the ATP Green Pages:

goldenfire recommended Victory Seed Company and wrote:

I am a chef and have enjoyed the variety of vegetables I have discovered through Victory Seed Company. I love reading about the history of the seeds as it makes a great conversation piece when I am cooking with veggies from my garden. My orders have always been completed quickly and accurately. I have had a great success rate with my seedlings as well.

GaNinFl recommended Peace on Earth Gardens and wrote:

I received my order from POE yesterday and will report that I am pleased with the plants. Also received a couple of gift plants that I had suggested for substitutions or as gift on the order form. Mary was very helpful and quick to respond in email correspondence prior to my submission of the order and after. I look forward to conducting business with them again one day.

Danita recommended and wrote:

Rolando has some seriously amazing Salvia seed varieties. I ordered for the first time this year and he has wonderful customer service!

RickCorey recommended and wrote:

Rolando Uria now offers a Salvia seed catalog with 150 varieties, many rare or exclusive. Worldwide shipping. There are many photos of Salvias on the website, including photo galleries of ones he found during trips. Too bad the photos have such big watermarks plastered over the best parts of the images!

katgroves recommended Hostas Direct and wrote:

I ordered from Hostas Direct last year. Just got the starter plants to see what they were like. They grew just as well as the ones that I had gotten at Lowe's. Plan on ordering more this spring.

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