Your All Things Plants weekly news

for April 2, 2016

April is National Garden Month

By dave
April 1, 2016
April is National Garden Month

Every April communities, organizations, and individuals nationwide celebrate gardening during National Garden Month. ATP is glad to join in the celebration. (113 words - Read the full article)

Trying out The Hoss Single Wheel Hoe

By dave
March 28, 2016
Trying out The Hoss Single Wheel Hoe

Dave got his hands on one of these snazzy single wheel hoes from Hoss Tools and gives his full review in this video.

The most popular images last week from our plant database:

Photo of Common Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus 'Pied Piper Red')
By ArtD:

Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Dancing Days')
By SassyCat:

Photo of Split Cupped Collar Daffodil (Narcissus 'Pink Wonder')
By Mieko2:

Photo of Arilbred Iris (Iris 'King Jehu')
By needrain:

Photo of Urn Plant (Aechmea fasciata 'Variegata')
By rocklady:

Photo of Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Cosmos')
By grannysgarden:

Photo of Amaryllis (Amaryllis)
By Seedfork:

Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Perilous Journey')
By Snork:

Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Larry Gaulter')
By Snork:

The most popular Multi-Plant Photos from last week:

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Noteworthy acorn tips given this week:

3 people gave for post #1098721 in "Banner for March 29, 2016 by greene" by greene

3 people gave for post #1099266 in "Ask questions here." by RobinSeeds

3 people gave for post #1100052 in "Banner for March 30, 2016 by dirtdorphins" by dirtdorphins

3 people gave for post #1092359 in "Bloom Season 2016" by needrain

3 people gave for post #1098858 in "What did you do today?" by hankz

2 people gave for a photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Black Is Black') by SassyCat

2 people gave for post #1091924 in "Photo critique thread: I'll show you mine if you show me yours..." by dirtdorphins

2 people gave for a photo of Dahlia (Dahlia Goldalia™ Scarlet) by ArtD

2 people gave for post #1091157 in "What did you do in the Iris garden today?" by Cuzz4short

2 people gave for post #1097886 in "Nice!" by farmerdill

The most active threads this week:

Subject OP Area Replies
OK guys it's Fess Up time!tveguy3Irises forum154
Bonnie's Bloomers ~ 2016grannysgardenIrises forum153
Let's see those 2016 Dwarfs!LestvIrises forum114
Moss in iris to get rid of it????petruskeIrises forum55
San Marzano tomatoesoutlierambVegetables and Fruit forum49
What have you ordered so far for the yearcreativecloverIrises forum48
Question about facebookFrillylilySandbox forum33
Maryott's - Spring 2016!BetjaDaylilies forum33
Fleurs d' MarMuddymittsIrises forum30

Some new reviews from the ATP Green Pages:

Jolana recommended Tropical Plants & More and wrote:

Oh my, I just received the cutest li'l orchid! Starting from the website, through the personal info through emails and to the plant arriving, this has been a pleasant experience I knew just from corresponding with Ken that it would be a healthy plant and packed well with great growing instructions, but he goes above and beyond! I will definitely order more when this one makes it through the summer Thanks, Ken

scflowers recommended Daylily Place and wrote:

This was my first order with Fred (he goes by Spunky1 here on ATP). I placed an order for his beautiful new cultivar Lillian's Legends and Lies and Lillian's Deceitful Lies (2013). I also ordered two others from different hybridizers. All plants arrived as super sized plants with healthy roots and leaves. In addition, all had extra fans, even the newly released Lillian's Legends and Lies, which was actually a six-fan clump!! I purchased these on the LA with 'no bonus' listed with the item due to getting a break on postage. However, I was wonderfully surprised by finding yet another outstanding daylily in my was also one of his 2016 releases--Lillian's Big Owie!! If you order from Fred, you won't be disappointed!

HemNorth recommended Hemerocallis Montfort and wrote:

I highly recommend this Daylily site for their well-illustrated readable catalogue: in French or English. They have reasonable prices, are highly organized, respond promptly, and have healthy daylilies. I have had the pleasure of ordering from them for the last 12 years. If you want a long season bloomer, the best I've found is one of their own offerings: Clin d'oeil a Zoe (Gauthier 2011) 26" E-L, 3 1/2 - 4", a strong cardinal pink, continuous bloom and a high bud count. See the photos in the Database. I had the name translated to me as "A Wink to Zoe" - their daughter. It is a Canadian outlet in Quebec, and I think it is the best.

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