Your National Gardening Association weekly news for October 15, 2016

The October Not-A-Raffle-Raffle is underway! We have a great collection of prizes that we're giving away, so spend your acorns for chances to win. You have until the evening of October 27th to get your tickets.

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The October Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!

By dave
October 14, 2016
The October Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!

This is it! The final raffle of the year, and we've got some fantastic prizes set up for you. (1,153 words - Read the full article)

The most popular images last week from our plant database:

Photo of Queen of the Night (Epiphyllum oxypetalum)
By Fleur569:

Photo of Weeping Larch (Larix decidua 'Pendula')
By Patty:

Photo of Zonal Geranium (Pelargonium x hortorum 'Appleblossom Rosebud')
By bootandall:

Photo of Wax Plant (Hoya campanulata)
By mjsponies:

Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Brilliance')
By Paul2032:

Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Momentum')
By Totally_Amazing:

Photo of Salvia (Salvia 'Amistad')
By HamiltonSquare:

Photo of Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)
By Gleni:

Photo of Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Cappuccino')
By kniphofia:

Photo of Lily (Lilium 'Zvaigznu Sagsa')
By William:

The most popular Landscape Photos from last week:

Click an image to view the names of the plants in each photo.

Photo by Fleur569:
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Photo by William:
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Photo by 4susiesjoy:
Photo by Gardenho:

Noteworthy acorn tips given this week:

5 people gave for post #1295227 in "Bee Friends And Other Garden Guests - Chapter 6" by dirtdorphins

3 people gave for post #1296762 in "Banner for October 13, 2016 by OldGardener" by OldGardener

3 people gave for a photo of Queen of the Night (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) by Fleur569

2 people gave for a photo of Wax Plant (Hoya campanulata) by mjsponies

2 people gave for post #1293528 in "Spring Bulb Area" by Cinta

2 people gave for post #1296259 in "Grumpy Thread 2016" by RoseBlush1

2 people gave for post #1297366 in "Bird Photos, October 2016" by Gleni

2 people gave for a photo of Lily (Lilium 'Saldas Atminas') by William

One person gave for post #1296174 in "Daylily of the Day: Addie Branch Smith" by Maryl

One person gave for post #1296024 in "October 2016 Butterflies, Moths & Larva" by krobra

The most active threads this week:

Subject OP Area Replies
After the hurricaneflorangeDaylilies forum25
How to divide daylilies October 2016SheridragonflyDaylilies forum19
Matthew checkin...greene OKginginSandbox forum18
Melanie visits Naples, FloridamellielongGardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum17
Help...aloe got sticky trap adhesive on it!Lpnj42Ask a Question forum16
Can I root a large cutting off of my Ficus Benjamina?grafiti4uHouseplants forum15
Photos - CopyrightSherriRayeAsk a Question forum14
What makes you garden/plant-anxious?purpleinoppAll Things Gardening forum14
Kusha MayaRoosterlornLilies forum14

Some new reviews from the Green Pages:

jaxthecat recommended 2BSeeds and wrote:

2BSeeds has always sent me great seeds, germination has been great, and when I need information from them, they are so very helpful. I really love their packaging. It is a zip-lock mylar bag, and with that they have great information regarding how to plant the seeds.

Check out these numbers from last week: