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for May 14, 2016

The Garden Tower 2 Review

By dave
May 9, 2016
The Garden Tower 2 Review

What a pleasure to get my hands on this combination vertical garden/vermicomposting system. Watch my video and read about this innovative gardening container. (61 words - Read the full article)

The most popular images last week from our plant database:

Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'By Jeeves')
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Photo of African Daisy (Osteospermum ecklonis Deluxe FlowerPower® Spider Purple)
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Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Western Edge')
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Photo of Sphagnum Moss (Sphagnum cymbilifolium)
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Photo of Hardy Tapioca (Manihot grahamii)
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Photo of Rhododendrons (Rhododendron)
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Photo of Aubrieta (Aubrieta 'Westacre Gold')
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Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'She')
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Photo of Irises (Iris)
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Noteworthy acorn tips given this week:

5 people gave for post #1144463 in "Bloom Season 2016" by gemini_sage

4 people gave for post #1145112 in "Bird photos - May 2016" by GrannyMarie

4 people gave for post #1141684 in "May 2016 Butterflies, Moths & Larva" by DavidLMO

3 people gave for post #1141427 in "Mindless chatter" by janwax

3 people gave for post #1142577 in "Banner for May 9, 2016 by dirtdorphins" by dirtdorphins

2 people gave for post #1143630 in "Giving up" by RickCorey

2 people gave for a photo of African Daisy (Osteospermum ecklonis Deluxe FlowerPower® Spider Purple) by Calif_Sue

2 people gave for post #1133597 in "Giving up" by William

2 people gave for post #1143674 in "Giving up" by Pistil

2 people gave for post #1146563 in "Peony Blooms 2016" by LizinElizabeth

The most active threads this week:

Subject OP Area Replies
Visit to Thelma's Iris GardenCuzz4shortIrises forum83
Pictures very slow to loadctcarolSite Talk forum54
Iris Showingtveguy3Irises forum31
New members' profile pages incompletegreeneSite Talk forum31
Mother's Day Salem, ORHighdesertNikiIrises forum29
Best Black IrisbluegrassmomIrises forum27
Fragrant petuniasfroggardenerAsk a Question forum27
Very cool!critterologistThe Garden Tower 2 Review25
Grandiflorum Kestoniigg5Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum24

Some new reviews from the Green Pages:

mom2cjemma recommended Manatawny Creek Farm and wrote:

I ordered 4 plants from Manatawny Creek Farm. The fans are healthy, but a bit smaller than I was anticipating, but it is early in the season. I would recommend them. They were quick, had good prices and a variety of plants .

fletchrg recommended Victory Seed Company and wrote:

I have ordered from Victory Seed Company numerous times, and never had a problem. This time, however, the friendly folks at the Post Office saw fit to lose my order, one which was time-sensitive for planting. I emailed the folks at Victory Seed and they promptly tracked the shipment and sent me the tracking number. For some reason, our friends at the Post Office seemed less than enthusiastic when I contacted them. In the meantime, Victory Seeds had duplicated my order and shipped it, with instructions to me to refuse the first order if it should ever show up ( which it hasn't yet). Long story short, I got the seed in time to plant it due to the proactive folks at Victory Seed. I will continue to do business with these folks, and will probably order from them exclusively from now on. Great doing business with them!

meiramalka recommended quackin grass nursery and wrote:

This has become my go-to for interesting plants. Their prices are good. They are very responsive and I can't believe the quality of the plants they send. Open the box and I guarantee you will be gobsmacked. Huge, green, and healthy are just a few adjectives that come to mind. Plain and simple but adequate packing. Again, I'll continue to use them to fill out my garden.

roberthaus recommended Green Mountain Hosta Nursery and wrote:

Green Mountain Hosta is a wonderful online vendor of hundreds of hosta varieties. I ordered several hosta varieties from them last year and all of them are growing this year, big and bright! They are beautiful plants and I will be ordering again from them again next season. I will spread the news! Thank you again for such good service and products, Green Mountain Hosta!!!

csandt recommended Gilbert H. Wild and Son and wrote:

I have purchased many peony roots from Gilbert H. Wild & Son. All have been robust, true to name and generous in size. Most have had more eyes than the expected three to five, and all have done well in my gardens.

hostasmore recommended Brent and Becky's and wrote:

I received my first order from Brent and Becky's. I am very pleased with all of the products I ordered. They shipped on schedule and sent nice size bulbs and tubers. Will order from them again.

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