The weekly newsletter for August 10, 2019.
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August 10, 2019 - Issue #421

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Articles to read
Rose of Sharon: Plant Care and Varieties

An erect, deciduous shrub, Rose of Sharon produces colorful, cup-shaped flowers in summer and fall. Other common names include shrub althea and Chinese hibiscus

Harvesting Potatoes

Weed Identification

No one likes to talk about them, but all gardeners deal with them: weeds. We've chosen the most common weeds found in lawns and gardens, and provided the essential information you need for identifying and managing them.

Harvesting Corn

Harvesting corn is a matter of picking the ears at peak flavor. Here's how to know when to harvest.

Keeping Animals Out of the Garden

In addition to insects and diseases, gardeners must keep an eye out for two and four-footed pests.

The Herb Spiral

When visitors come up our driveway, one of the first things they see is our herb spiral, which is prominently situated just inside our "Zone 1" environment. They always ask us for details: What is this? and, Why is this bed in the shape of a spiral? It's always fun for me to explain the thinking behind this innovative garden design, and I'm glad to share the concept with you today.

Romancing the Roses

I've been an avid gardener for decades, but whenever the subject was roses, I always had more questions than answers. I needed a guide to lead me through the maze of varieties and classes. When I began talking with rosarians around the country, one name kept coming up: Bev Dobson.

Lovely new photos from this week
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Shimmering Dawn')
by hardyhem:

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Bear's Breeches (Acanthus spinosus)
by cliftoncat:

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Diane Rose Crawford')
by JimTim:

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Dahlia 'Diva'
by Melissamaeday:

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Petunia Potunia® Purple Halo
by SherriRaye:

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Rose (Rosa 'All American Magic')
by AnnKNCalif:

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Medusa's Head (Euphorbia flanaganii)
by Baja_Costero:

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Fameflower (Phemeranthus calycinus)
by evermorelawnless:

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Species X Iris (Iris 'Berlin Tiger')
by Galanthophile:

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Species X Iris (Iris 'Into the Galaxy')
by IrisLilli:

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Active discussions from our forums
Subject Area Replies
August SeedlingsDaylilies forum47
I need helpRoses forum33
Combating Mosquitoes OrganicallyAsk a Question forum26
Please help :(Houseplants forum24
The Colour Red.Roses forum21
A Dozen Roses For You!Roses forum21
Cactus pollinationCactus and Succulents forum19
Am I right to want this?Ask a Question forum17
How many house plants do you have?Houseplants forum16
The numbers from last week:
1,072 members joined.
5,104 posts written in our forums.
1,092 photos posted to the plant database.
1,518 plants added to personal inventory lists.
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