for July 2, 2016
June 28, 2016
|Get Your Potted Plants off the Ground!|
Build a simple "Planter Pallet" out of free, recycled, or reclaimed materials, to keep tree roots from invading your potted plants. The pallet also helps your containers drain better, because they aren't sitting flush on the surface! These are great for patio containers, and may be cut into various shapes to suit your fancy! (290 words - Read the full article)
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Some new reviews from the Green Pages:
recommended Mason Hollow Nursery
I'm lucky enough to live less than 2 miles from this incredible nursery. If you love Hostas, there are few places to get higher quality plants at fantastic prices. I can't say much about their mail order, since I just head down the road and can pick and choose from the more than 800 Hosta cultivars they have available.
These are all plants I've purchased from Mason Hollow over the years...
Hosta (Hosta 'Brother Stefan')Photo by robertduval14Hosta (Hosta 'Captain Kirk')Photo by robertduval14Hosta (Hosta 'Grand Marquee')Photo by robertduval14
Hosta (Hosta 'Happy Dayz')Photo by robertduval14Hosta (Hosta 'June Fever')Photo by robertduval14Hosta (Hosta 'Proud Sentry')Photo by robertduval14
Hosta (Hosta 'Thunderbolt')Photo by robertduval14Hosta (Hosta 'Yellow Splash')Photo by robertduval14Hosta (Hosta 'Yin')Photo by robertduval14
recommended Caladium Bulbs 4 Less
Bill gave members here a great deal on Double Pearl Tuberose clumps! I order 10 and was sent a total of 19 clumps (some very large and some smaller). They were already starting to sprout. I had enough for 3 containers and can't wait until they produce flowers and blooms! Great service, fast shipping, very generous extras, and very well packaged! I was amazed how many were packed into the box! I am very, very happy with my purchase! THANK YOU so much, Bill!
recommended Tropical Plants & More
Today I received 3 lb of garlic from Ken and 3 ground orchids. Oh my! The garlic smells wonderful, and the orchids don't even know they have left the ground. I potted them up right way. Ken sends good plants and fresh, tasty garlic! I will order from him again!
Have been having a horrible battle with ants. Seemed I was losing. Bought Bug-B-Gon. A 10-lb bag cost $5 at home depot. Haven't seen ants since, except a straggler or 2. Awesome stuff! And it's safe to use in your vegetable beds also. Bravo, Ortho!
recommended Kartuz Greenhouses
I received my first shipment from Kartuz Greenhouses and I am very satisfied. Very nice looking plants at a good price and fast shipping.
recommended Wood-Eden Daylilies & Cannas
I have purchased daylilies, kniphofias and agapanthus from Wood-Eden online and I have always received friendly advice and quality plants. Once I asked them what their most pink and most red kniphofias are and I received a detailed reply explaining which ones are pink and red along with their height, bloom times etc. They always send healthy, decent-sized plants, which flower in their first year, and they advise me in advance when the plants are being posted. I highly recommend this nursery.
recommended dogwooderitternet on eBay
I've ordered from "Dogwood" several times since last fall, after I saw some comments on Garden Web recommending him highly. I was still a bit hesitant to order from eBay, but my concern was unwarranted. My first order arrived very quickly, but had been damaged by the carrier. When I contacted "Dogwood" to let him know, he immediately refunded the cost of the one plant that was most damaged (all others were OK), and THEN he also sent me a replacement!
He has a wide and varied selection of plants and even some that are hard to find. The plants are usually small (2 1/2" x 2 1/2" pots) but he always specifies the pot size. The plants are very healthy, very reasonably priced, and have all thrived for me. He charges $5.70 for shipping on the first plant, then $.80 for each additional plant. He ships quickly, packages securely, and is responsive if there is a problem (although there never has been one since that first damaged package).
I've been very pleased with all my orders (and there have been a lot since last fall), and will definitely continue ordering from him.
recommended Select Seeds
Fantastic company! Great selection of heirloom plants. I found them because I wanted some Heliotrope--how long since you've heard of them? I was thrilled when I found them there, and also ordered an Asclepias and an Allium. Since they were getting ready to end plant shipping for the season, all were on sale, but even if they hadn't been, the regular prices were very reasonable. All plants arrived in excellent condition in the most protective packaging I've ever seen. I just can't recommend this company highly enough! Check them out, and I feel sure you'll be impressed.
recommended High Country Gardens
My order from High Country Gardens arrived on time and well-packed. The Chilopsis tree is beautiful and healthy. I look forward to watching it grow. I'll gladly order from them again.
Check out these numbers from last week:
- 546 members joined.
- 6,327 posts written.
- 1,389 images posted to the plant database.
- 1,765 plants added to personal inventory lists.