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All About ATP: SearchingAll About ATP: Searching
By Trish on September 9, 2012

Searching is an important part of a site as large as ATP.

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Searching the Plant DatabaseSearching the Plant Database
By valleylynn on October 15, 2012

There has been a recent update to the Plant Database. You can search many ways now for any type of plant: by characteristics, series, color, growing zones, etc. Here are some helpful instructions, using Sempervivum for the demonstration. This information applies to all other types of plants within the database.

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The Iris Database DemystifiedThe Iris Database Demystified
By KentPfeiffer on May 10, 2015

Many sources for information about Iris varieties are available online. But, once you understand a few aspects to how the search engine works, you will find that the Iris Database here at All Things Plants stands above the crowd.

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All About the Fringe TreeAll About the Fringe Tree
By Sharon on November 2, 2011

It was an elusive tree. We searched all the way up and down the mountain for what seemed to be years before I finally found the Fringe Tree. I told Aunt Bett we must be on a snipe hunt.

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Honey Bees in the Garden:  MarchHoney Bees in the Garden: March
By Mindy03 on March 3, 2011

March is here with its abundance of sprouting bulbs, swelling buds, and early blossoms. The temperatures are warmer and gardeners are busy getting early crops and flowers planted. Honey bees are zipping to and fro from the hives, searching out the earliest blossoms for the collection of nectar and pollen.

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No-Fuss Roses for Cold ZonesNo-Fuss Roses for Cold Zones
By Cottage_Rose on February 10, 2013

After many years of growing mainly fussy and tender hybrid tea roses in rural zone 5, I became discouraged with their failure to do well beyond a season or two. Some seemed to never do well, no matter how well I cared for them. Some would just sit there and not grow or would quickly become naked and ugly from black spot. Reluctant to give up on growing my favorite flower, I did some online research and found information on hardy and easy-to-grow roses.

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The Usefulness of Creating Pedigree Charts When HybridizingThe Usefulness of Creating Pedigree Charts When Hybridizing
By beckygardener on July 21, 2015

Ever wonder how some daylily flowers developed the "look" they are sporting? Researching back into their genetic tree can be revealing! Creating a pedigree chart can be a very useful hybridizing tool.

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Scientific Evidence That Being Outdoors Makes You HappyScientific Evidence That Being Outdoors Makes You Happy
By Bubbles on August 2, 2011

Now there’s actual proof that the effects of being outdoors and exercising are good for your health. An article in Scientific American magazine cited a research study conducted by scientists at the University of Essex just outside London. It was published in the Environmental Health and Technology journal.

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Research Plants Before PlantingResearch Plants Before Planting
By Skiekitty on March 2, 2012

Research your plants before you install your new plants. Tags lie. A lot. Use our database or Google the plant to verify the information! Nothing worse than buying an expensive plant just for it to croak because it won't live in your zone even though the tag said that it's a hardy perennial!


Explanations of How Plants Respond to LightExplanations of How Plants Respond to Light
By greene on May 27, 2015

I couldn't figure out why one of my plants looked parched/dry/thirsty even though I had watered the day before. Research tells me this plant is exhibiting a "nyctinastic" response to approaching night. The plant knew when it was day and when it was night, folded its leaves, and appeared to be napping. Wow, a nyctinastic response is fantastic. Do plants sleep? Yes, and they do a whole lot more. There are several types of nastic responses in the plant world.

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All About the Black Soldier FlyAll About the Black Soldier Fly
By orchidgal on May 3, 2015

The Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) is an insect that all gardeners should become familiar with. After my encounter with it, I did much research and I am happy to share the information that I've found with my fellow gardeners.

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Searching for a More Productive Method of Growing TomatoesSearching for a More Productive Method of Growing Tomatoes
By profesora on August 6, 2015

Tomatoes are a prized commodity for me because I annually can 10 to 12 gallons of salsa in various degrees of spiciness.

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All-Heal, Heart of the EarthAll-Heal, Heart of the Earth
By wildflowers on March 22, 2012

Some may call it a common weed while others call it a wildflower, or as its name implies some still call it a medicinal herb. All-heal grows practically all over the world and has been regarded as a healing plant since ancient times.

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Let's Hear from the Database ModeratorsLet's Hear from the Database Moderators
By dave on February 2, 2015

One of the biggest strengths of our plant database is that we have it sectioned off into "custom databases," each dedicated to a specific kind of plant, and that members can be given power to moderate every aspect of those areas. Come read what our moderators think about the database in this interesting multi-person interview!

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Sempervivum Companion PlantsSempervivum Companion Plants
By Emma on March 13, 2013

When ATP forum moderator Lynn Smith (valleylynn) asked me to write this article, she commented in her typically enthusiastic way that a visit to our nursery had transformed her thinking about gardening with Sempervivums. At Wild Ginger Farm, we specialize in alpine and rock garden plants and feature Sempervivums in our naturalistic display gardens. Written by Emma Elliot of Wild Ginger Farms.

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Trish's "How Do I?" SeriesTrish's "How Do I?" Series
By dave on January 6, 2015

A couple years ago, Trish set out to write a series of "how-tos" where she explained a dozen or so concepts about the site. We present them in their entirety here for your enjoyment!

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Larry's ObsessionLarry's Obsession
By LarryR on February 27, 2014

About three months ago, I began an odyssey that took me to places that, in my life long journey as a gardener, I never would have imagined. It all began with a daylily seedling.

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Creating a Butterfly GardenCreating a Butterfly Garden
By Catmint20906 on September 22, 2015

Many of us envision a peaceful paradise where butterflies float, serenely sipping nectar from the beauty we have created. For me, the reality of a butterfly garden is humming, vibrant, and thrilling beyond anything I ever could have imagined. Here are some tips for creating a butterfly garden of your own.

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It's All About LeavesIt's All About Leaves
By wildflowers on March 6, 2012

Leaves so often take a back seat to the more showy and colorful flowering blooms and fruits. While we wait for spring to arrive, let's take a look at leaves as the star attraction.

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Sempervivum 101Sempervivum 101
By valleylynn on November 27, 2016

Sempervivums are plants that originate on the European continent. Found at high altitudes known as alpine zones, they thrive in this harsh and rugged terrain. Sempervivums are becoming increasingly popular in the United States as gardeners fall in love with the textures and colors of these amazing little plants.

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