The weekly newsletter for February 1, 2020.
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February 1, 2020 - Issue #446

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Articles to read
Anthers opening up (dehiscence) on Amaryllis

For an amaryllis flower to release pollen, the anther that holds the pollen must first mature and open. This splitting open of the anthers is called dehiscence.

Let Us Grow Lettuce

There are few things that taste better to a vegetable gardener than the tender lettuce and greens of the season's first homegrown salad. There is a wide variety of lettuces and greens that thrive in cool spring weather. Now is the time to sow some seeds so you can soon be enjoying that delicious first harvest.

Grow Your Own Jujube

If you live in the right climate- Jujube trees may be a great tree for you to grow. Minimal effort, minimal problems, plus healthy fruit to enjoy.

Broccoli Growing Basics

How to grow broccoli in every zone.

Establish Your Own Wildflower Meadow

Creating a wildflower meadow takes a little effort, but the results are stunning and beneficial to pollinators. A meadow of mixed flowers and native grasses can replace your lawn, cover a slope, or enhance a roadside.

Winter Heaths

Winter-blooming heaths add a splash of color to gardens throughout winter. These hardy, low-growing plants produce a wide variety of bell-shaped or tubular pale pink, reddish purple, and magenta flowers for what seems like an eternity -- October and November into April and May.

Growing Asparagus

Asparagus season starts in January and February in warmer areas and will continue into spring across the country, but a new technique from Taiwan can extend the asparagus-harvesting season wherever you live.

Grow Your Herbs Indoors

Even in winter we can still grow fresh herbs. In most regions the herb garden is now dormant, but with a little planning you can grow many culinary herbs indoors this winter. An indoor herb garden is not only functional, it can be attractive and provide a remembrance of summer during the dark days of winter.

Lovely new photos from this week
Triumph Tulip (Tulipa 'Aperitif')
by William:

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Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Merry Amigo')
by Valery33:

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Hardy Cyclamen (Cyclamen hederifolium)
by William:

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Purple Passion's Promise')
by shive1:

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Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Pacific Plum Fuzzy')
by valleylynn:

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Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Cosmic Adventure')
by William:

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Hardy Cyclamen (Cyclamen hederifolium)
by William:

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Lily (Lilium 'Nicotine')
by dirtdorphins:

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Nordic Soul')
by shive1:

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Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)
by Gina1960:

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