February 3, 2018
Weekly news from the
National Gardening Association
|Can Pistachio nut shells be added to the compost bin?
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ARTICLES TO READ
All About Oriental Poppies
Sporting huge, cup-shaped blooms in early summer, the Oriental poppy is the most striking of the perennial poppies, and the delicate, papery flowers belie the plant's hardiness and durability.
Grow a Rain Garden
Rain gardens are gardens shaped like shallow bowls that are designed to capture storm water and hold it until the ground can absorb it. It can be an attractive addition to your landscape and, an added bonus, many of the plants that are suited to a rain garden are natives that attract beneficial and pollinating insects, butterflies, and birds. It's win win all round!
Because you plant them anew each spring, annuals are a great choice for gardeners who love to experiment with different color schemes or try out the latest varieties.
Winter Care for Houseplants
Everyone needs a little R and R, and for houseplants winter is the time to get it. Daylight is dramatically reduced, the air is dry, and temperatures are cool — not the perfect growing conditions. Follow these tips to keep your houseplants in shape through the winter.
Creative Container Combinations
Everyone loves a planter overflowing with petunias, geraniums, or begonias, and containers planted with a single type of plant can be spectacular. But don't be afraid to combine different types of plants, too. You can create dramatic, professional-looking displays by following a few simple rules.
Time to Plant Onions
Plant your sets early in the spring. Onions do best if the temperature is cool when they start to grow, and warm as they mature.
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THE NUMBERS FROM LAST WEEK:
|864 members joined.
4,673 posts written in our forums.
1,070 photos posted to the plant database.
974 plants added to personal inventory lists.