The weekly newsletter for October 26, 2019.
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October 26, 2019 - Issue #432

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Articles to read
Plant Care: Irises

Check out our plant care and collection of varities of Irises.

Mums For Fall

Gardeners have been enjoying mums for more than 2,000 years. By A.D. 400, these plants were the craze among Chinese gardeners. Today, most of the best kinds for North American gardens are known simply as garden mums.

Forcing Tulips Indoors

For those who can never get enough of tulips or can't wait until they spring up naturally in the garden, they can be forced indoors.

Extending the Gardening Season

Grow some plants, such as cold-tender herbs and dwarf fruit trees, in containers that you can move in- and outdoors as weather permits.

Problems with Deer

Knowing more about deer habitat and dining preferences and combining a variety of strategies allows gardeners to customize solutions to deer-damage problems for individual gardens.

Gourds, Squashes And Pumpkins: Plant Care and Collection of Varieties

A type of squash, pumpkins, are best known as a Halloween decoration, but many varieties are also excellent substitutes for winter squash in soups and stews.

Pansies for Cool Weather Color

In early spring, and again in fall, I pot up bright cheerful pansies and violas in containers of all kinds.

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Lovely new photos from this week
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Judy's Jewel')
by shive1:

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Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis 'Prolific')
by jathton:

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Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha)
by scflowers:

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Border Bearded Iris (Iris 'Stylish Choice')
by cliftoncat:

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Flowering Maple (Abutilon 'Tiger Eye')
by Paul2032:

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Ceropegia venenosa subsp. hesperidum
by Orsola:

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Ceropegia geminata subsp. geminata
by Orsola:

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Lily (Lilium 'Star Gazer')
by Frillylily:

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Lady Banks Yellow (Rosa banksiae f. lutea)
by jathton:

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Clematis 'Asao'
by Kestrel36:

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Active discussions from our forums
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Seed offerings discussion, Q&A, hyping 5th annual Not from the seed rack seed swap21
Alocasia yellowingHouseplants forum19
Help with identifying my treePlant ID forum19
Invasive plant that is taking over our gardenPlant ID forum18
Will amaryllis rebloom in water?Ask a Question forum16
Epipremnum---show us yours!Philodendrons, Elephant Ears, and Other Aroids forum15
Lizard (?) found on a flowerAsk a Question forum15
Banner for October 20, 2019 by greenappleagnesSite Banners forum14
Lining OutDaylilies forum14
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881 photos posted to the plant database.
809 plants added to personal inventory lists.
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