Newsletter for November 13th, 2021
November 13, 2021 - Issue #539 Read in Browser

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. William Blake
It's Time for the 2021 Photo Contest!

The highly anticipated annual photo contest is now underway! Submit your best photos from your collection, and the members will then vote for their favorites. The winning photos from each category will be pitted against each other in one final, epic vote to determine the ultimate Best of Show winners. Contest opens on November 8th and ends November 30th. This year's prizes are bigger than ever, sponsored by Bluestone Perennials with bonus prizes from AgroThrive.
Growing the Dwarf Alberta Spruce

The dwarf Alberta spruce is a small, dense evergreen, most widely used as an accent specimen or novelty tree in the landscape. It is also a great choice for small spaces.
Overwinter your Herbs

I've enjoyed harvesting fresh basil, parsley, and fennel from my garden all summer. Now that fall has arrived, it's easy to forget about those fresh herbs and resign myself to cooking with dried herbs. But I'm not giving up just yet. Some herb plants can be brought indoors to grow for months, providing summer flavor for my cooking. Others can be protected in the garden over the winter and they will bounce back next spring.
Corn History and How it Grows

All about corn's past and the different types available.
Should you use Epsom Salt?

After working with home gardeners for more than 10 years, I know that they love to use home remedies on their plants. From setting out beer traps for slugs to hanging bars of soap to repel deer, if the household product seems to work, gardeners try it. That's why I was intrigued by the often-mentioned idea of using Epsom salts as a fertilizer.
Preparing a New Garden Plot

Eliminating weeds and getting the soil ready for your flowers and vegetables are important first steps in growing a successful garden. Time spent in preparation reduces the time you'll have to spend maintaining and weeding your garden over the course of the growing season.

Sponsored by AgroThrive

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Rose (Rosa 'Lavender Crush')

Photo by AnnKNCalif

Rhododendron 'Inga'

Photo by BlueOddish

Allium kiiense

Photo by SL_gardener
"October/November blooming miniature allium."

Susanna's Spurge (Euphorbia susannae)

Photo by Baja_Costero

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Pink Panther Paws')

Photo by Jillz

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Green Icon')

Photo by celestialrose

Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Heat Is On')

Photo by Valery33

Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Breakers')

Photo by PaulaHocking

Octopus Tree (Didierea madagascariensis)

Photo by Baja_Costero
"One season's growth"
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The numbers from this week:

473 members joined.
3,776 posts written in our forums.
711 photos posted to the plant database.
470 plants added to personal inventory lists.

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