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May 4, 2019 - Issue #407

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Articles to read
Two Weeks Remain in National Garden Bureau's "Year of" Video Contest

The first ever "Year of" video contest, featuring #SNAPDRAGONLOVE for 2019, kicked off on February 14, 2019. Sponsored by National Garden Bureau and their members, the contest is designed to inspire creative videos from anyone and everyone (growers, retailers, consumers…anyone!) who loves snapdragons, both cut flowers and bedding/potted/landscape varieties.

Growing Giant Tomatoes

Read all about tomato growers who have discovered special techniques that gives them a certain edge in growing "the big one." We've included a 10-step checklist for growing prizewinning tomatoes to help you grow your own.

All About Purslane

Beautiful, edible and heat tolerant- the incredible purslane is an easy care plant that can thrive under even the harshest conditions.

Anemones: Plant Care and Collection of Varieties

Anemones, also known as windflowers, are a diverse group, with various species blooming in spring and fall.

Raised Beds and Spacing for Peppers and Friends

Spacing tips for growing peppers and companions in raised beds.

Renovating an Overgrown Houseplant

Branching, shrub-like houseplants, such as scented geranium, hibiscus, flowering maple, begonia, and schefflera, need regular pruning to keep them healthy and attractive.

Weeds- Nutsedge

Nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) is a perennial weed that usually appears in colonies. Common in moist soils throughout much of North America, nutsedge reproduces by shedding seeds and by developing nut-like edible "chufas" on its root tips.

Corn Earworm

This pest is common throughout North America. The adult is an inch long, tan moth. In spring, yellow eggs are laid on leaf undersides.The caterpillar larva has alternating light and dark stripes that may be green, pink,

Lovely new photos from this week
Chinese Lantern (Callianthe striata)
by sunkissed:

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Cutleaf Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Garnet')
by cliftoncat:

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Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Kleine Ballerina')
by dirtdorphins:

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Rose (Rosa 'Ebb Tide')
by DiluteCalico:

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Columbine (Aquilegia Kirigami™ Rose & Pink)
by BlueOddish:

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Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Burano')
by dirtdorphins:

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Rose (Rosa 'Coretta Scott King')
by Altheabyanothername:

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Biznaga de Isla Pichilingue (Mammillaria albicans subsp. fraileana)
by Orsola:

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Silver Ball Cactus (Parodia scopa)
by Esperanza:

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Maguey de Parras (Agave parrasana)
by kniphofia:

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Active discussions from our forums
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New and growing roses in LouisianaRoses forum16
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