The weekly newsletter for January 25, 2020.
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January 25, 2020 - Issue #445

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Articles to read
Amaranth- Beautiful and Useful

Some amaranths are pretty, and some are plain; some are big, and some are small; and some are weedy, and others aren't. Such diversity adds to the home gardener's challenge of predicting performance the first season, and perhaps that partially explains why amaranths are underutilized plants.

Planning a Vegetable Garden

Let's review the essentials of a vegetable garden, then we'll describe how I to make raised beds. We believe that if you follow these directions, you'll be well on your way to an abundant harvest and an enjoyable gardening season.

Gardening Indoors with Houseplants

When winter winds blow and the outdoor landscape no longer beckons, gardeners' thoughts turn to visions of amaryllis, poinsettia, and other tropical plants. Fill your home with color, scent, and beauty over the holidays and beyond by creating an indoor garden oasis

Cold-Hardy Clumping Bamboos

Bamboos have become popular landscape plants for creating garden rooms, blocking unsightly views, or lending your garden an Asian feel.

Grow and Enjoy Air Plants

Tillandsias, and other members of the Air Plant Database, seem to live and grow in nothing but air.. As with most plants, imitating their natural environment is the best way to display tillandsias. Let us show you some tips and tricks to get yours thriving.

Gardening for Birds

Although attracting birds to feeders brings hours of birdwatching pleasure, a welcoming landscape is the single best way to encourage the widest variety of birds to visit and reside in your yard year-round.

Lovely new photos from this week
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Passionista')
by Valery33:

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Borage (Borago officinalis)
by molanic:

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Fighting Fire')
by shive1:

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Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Amenhotep')
by William:

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Orchid (Paphiopedilum Rolfei)
by sugarcane:

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California Fawn lily (Erythronium californicum 'White Beauty')
by William:

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Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Saharasonne')
by dirtdorphins:

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Butternut Squash (Cucurbita moschata 'Waltham')
by molanic:

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by William:

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California Fawn lily (Erythronium californicum 'White Beauty')
by William:

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Active discussions from our forums
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I see Mid America has loads of Intros!Irises forum17
The numbers from last week:
1,153 members joined.
4,181 posts written in our forums.
582 photos posted to the plant database.
478 plants added to personal inventory lists.
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