Your National Gardening Association weekly news for November 5, 2016

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An Arrangement for Each Season

By thequeen770
November 5, 2016
An Arrangement for Each Season

An ivy draping over the side of a pot is always attractive, but being able to change the main event is even better. (137 words - Read the full article)

Convenient Method To Overwinter Annuals

By SherriRaye
November 3, 2016
Convenient Method To Overwinter Annuals

In the fall, I have always brought in cuttings from my annuals to overwinter and to have ready for my window boxes and pots for spring. I would grow them in 4-inch plastic pots on my windowsills covered with tin foil, which created a mess, and if I wanted to move them to another location, it took quite a while to move all of the separate pots. (233 words - Read the full article)

The most popular images last week from our plant database:

Photo of Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Christmas Mimosas')
By TreeClimber:

Photo of African Daisy (Osteospermum)
By cliftoncat:

Photo of Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)
By GrammaChar:

Photo of Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Devil May Care')
By Totally_Amazing:

Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Candy Colours')
By HighdesertNiki:

Photo of Beebalm (Monarda didyma 'Marshall's Delight')

Photo of Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nightingale')
By bootandall:

Photo of Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Heavenly Angel Ice')
By scflowers:

Photo of Dwarf Golden Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Luteus')
By bootandall:

Photo of Hen and chicks (Sempervivum 'Tiefpunkt')
By Zaubergarten:

The most popular Landscape Photos from last week:

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Noteworthy acorn tips given this week:

5 people gave for a photo of African Daisy (Osteospermum) by cliftoncat

5 people gave for post #1308659 in "Banner for October 30, 2016 by dirtdorphins" by dirtdorphins

3 people gave for post #1311819 in "Off-Topic Chat Thread" by Pistil

3 people gave for post #1312733 in "November 2016 Butterflies, Moths & Larva" by GrammaChar

3 people gave for post #1309968 in "Banner for November 1, 2016 by rocklady" by rocklady

3 people gave for post #1311616 in "The Southern Hemisphere bursts into bloom." by Gleni

2 people gave for the Landscape Photo #5328 by duane456

2 people gave for a photo of Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) by GrammaChar

2 people gave for post #1309504 in "Weather In Your Garden ~ Fall 2016" by billyporter

2 people gave for post #1309813 in "Daily gardening thread for everyone" by mcash70

The most active threads this week:

Subject OP Area Replies
November 2016 Butterflies, Moths & LarvamellielongGardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum55
Our Orchid blooms in November 2016UrsulaOrchids forum47
Bird Photos, November 2016GleniGardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum21
Brush ClearingYardenmanAsk a Question forum19
Davisson 2017AheadDaylilies forum18
Azomite in the FallLizinElizabethPeonies forum18
November 2016 -- Photos and ChatzuzuRoses forum17
Can anyone give me definitive winter care for these new plants of mineimineiSempervivum and Jovibarba forum16
Add your tips for overwintering iris in pots.bluegrassmomIrises forum15

Some new reviews from the Green Pages:

beckygardener recommended Perfect Plants and wrote:

I received 4 lovely Drift Rose bushes from Perfect Plants. Great service, fast shipment, and beautiful little roses!!! The shipping was the fastest that I have ever received! It took only 2 days from placing my order to receiving the plants! Of course, this company is located in Florida where I am, but there was no lag-time for processing this order. TWO days! Wow!!! I will definitely be watching their website in the Spring to see what they are offering as I am very impressed with this company! A++ nursery!

Kabby recommended Faraway Flowers from Faraway Places and wrote:

I have know Ramona since 2000 when she took a newbie lily lover under her wing and traded bulbs with me. She knew her stuff and shared her love of the lilies, their care, what would work and what wouldn't in my climate. Faraway Flowers now operates from Facebook. She announces when lilies and other bulbs, daylilies, and daylily seeds are available. She keeps you informed on the arrival and shipment, and sometimes bulbs aren't up to her standards, so a refund will be forthcoming. The website listed above is null and void so I will contact her about an update. You can't go wrong with Faraway Flowers!

springcolor recommended Bouquet Banque Nursery and wrote:

Visited this nursery on 10/31/2016. What a delight to go in all the hoop houses and look at the hardy cyclamen. It is run by Judy Zugish and Bill Roeder. The main plants they grow are hardy Cyclamen and Epimedium. However, they have other woodland perennials as well. They also run Fishsticks Basketry School on this site. They harvest all materials used in the basket creations from the property.

tx_flower_child recommended Redenta's Garden Shops and wrote:

Redenta's is one of my favorite garden shops. They have 2 locations: one in Dallas, TX and one down the road a bit in Arlington, TX. The Dallas store is the one I shop at. They have a large selection of native and adapted plants, often some that are hard to find. Perennials, herbs, cacti, shrubs, and trees plus a full line of organic products. They also have some really special garden art and gift type items. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and fun. Fun? Yep. They have a 'Potting Bar' where they hold classes and even Happy Hours. I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Redenta's has the most precious store cat ever - - Fig. New addition is Bay, a companion for Fig.

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