for June 25, 2016
The most popular images last week from our plant database:
Noteworthy acorn tips given this week:4 people gave for post #1192309 in "Bee Friends and Other Garden Guests -- Four" by dirtdorphins
4 people gave for post #1191335 in "Daylily of the Day: Frans Hals" by Natalie
4 people gave for the idea "Making a Pedigree Chart for Your Daylily Seedlings" by cybersix
3 people gave for the idea "Protecting Bulbs from Squirrels" by Suga
3 people gave for post #1188993 in "Bee Friends and Other Garden Guests -- Four" by GrammaChar
3 people gave for post #1188751 in "Banner for June 21, 2016 by Skiekitty" by Skiekitty
3 people gave for the idea "Climbing Trellis Using 4 Cattle Panels" by Thomas75
3 people gave for post #1188307 in "Bee Friends and Other Garden Guests -- Four" by dirtdorphins
3 people gave for a photo of Basket Plant (Callisia fragrans) by DogsNDaylilies
3 people gave for post #1186655 in "martagons at full bloom in Minnesota" by alwaysbehindMN
The most active threads this week:
Some new reviews from the Green Pages:
recommended O'Bannon Springs Daylilies
What an awesome place! Huge, healthy fans, lots of them, and fast shipping! I ordered two each of four different kinds, because I'm used to smaller fans; what I received was a total of THIRTY-FOUR fans!
This is my first time buying from O'Bannon Springs -- though it won't be my last -- so I don't have blooms yet, but I'm so reassured by all of the reviews I've read that they will be true to type.
I plan to make a road trip to see the fields next month, and I'm certain to come home with many, many new plants.
recommended Caladium Bulbs 4 Less
What an awesome company, owned and run by an equally awesome man! Bill had gotten a special on some Tuberose clumps from one of his suppliers, so what did he do? Instead of charging the normal price and making a killing off these bulbs, he came here on our Classified Forum and offered them to us at the unbelievable price of 75 cents per clump plus postage. That is an amazing buy for anyone. But wait, that's not all. Bill then turned around and sent MORE clumps than anyone ordered. See what I mean? An awesome company and an awesome man. I'll do business with Caladium Bulbs 4 Less any day of the week!
I ordered 5 clumps & take a look at what he sent:
recommended American Meadows
I just received my first order from American Meadows, and I'm very happy! I did have a problem with one seed packet, which didn't have the number of seeds that it should have had. I contacted customer service, and they sent more seeds right away. Customer service is amazing! I can't remember doing business with a company that had better customer service! They responded to my e-mails right away, and were very helpful with any questions I had prior to my order.
I love the cloth bags that they send the seeds in! Their prices are great, and the selection is great as well. They'll be getting a lot of business from me in the future!
recommended Tropical Plants & More
I ordered a plumeria from Ken (after many questions from me and helpful answers from him) and it was delivered yesterday in perfect condition! I am so pleased with my order!
Thank you, Ken!
recommended Morningstar Daylilies
This is my first time ordering daylilies. I found Morningstar Daylilies from someone's recommendation and I'm glad that I did. I purchased several daylilies and Mary sent very healthy and great size plants, and gifted me Red Volunteer and Beyond Thunder Dome for bonuses. Mary is very helpful and always happy to help me with my questions. Almost all of them are with scapes, buds, and blooms their first year. I will definitely order more from Morningstar next year and I highly recommend them.
recommended Herbal Springs Farmstead
This a small Mom and Pop type business without set hours, but it is drop-in. Closed Sundays. The owner is Rhoda Martin and she has an incredible selection of native plants at very reasonable prices. I highly recommend this business!
recommended Native American Gardening....Buffalobird Woman's Guide to Traditional Methods
Interesting narrative from a Hidatsa Indian woman on how they planted and harvested crops such as squash, corn, and beans. Women did the majority of the planting and harvesting, but old men cultivated the tobacco because they were the ones who mostly used it. Book has pictures and illustrations of things like the primitive tools that were used.
Check out these numbers from last week:
- 520 members joined.
- 7,426 posts written.
- 1,751 images posted to the plant database.
- 1,617 plants added to personal inventory lists.