PUT THE POLITICIANS ON THE MINIMUM WAGE AND WATCH HOW FAST THINGS CHANGE
Civilisation has operated in two ways - To make one part of society more affluent and the other more wretched than would have been the lot of either in a natural state
There are Natural Rights and Civil Rights. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Where Our Power to Execute Our Natural Rights is Perfect, Government has No Legitimate Jurisdiction
When the Forces for War are Greater than the Forces for Peace   Then the World is in Danger
Politics is not a Dirty Word. It is a Way of Life. How is Your Way of Life Today ?

Rain Rain Go Away…….

 
National Gardening Association LogoGarden.org Newsletter

April 27, 2019 – Issue #406

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Articles to read
Garden Habitat Helpers Giveaway for GFW Newsletter Sign Up

Enter to win a “Habitat Helper” at the National Wildlife Federation!

 
Tomato Hornworm

This pest is found throughout the United States. These large, fat caterpillars feed voraciously on the leaves and fruits of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and potatoes.

 
Choosing Tomato Varieties

If you’re just starting out in a small backyard or community garden, try growing only a few tomato plants at

 
Planting Blackberries

Blackberries need full sun. They aren’t fussy about soils, although good drainage is important. If the soil has a good amount of humus, so much the better, but average fertility is all they need.

 
Weeds: Dandelion

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is a perennial weed with a strong taproot that can make itself at home almost anywhere. No lawn or garden can escape dandelion seeds that blow on the wind from spring to fall.

 
Drought Tolerant Annuals

No matter where you live, water is a precious resource. Some of us need to conserve more actively than others, but none of us would willingly waste water. So why not plant drought tolerant flowering annuals? In addition to saving on your water bill, you’ll spend less time on garden maintenance.

 
Guide to Growing Wildflowers

The beauty of wildflowers is they’re easy to grow, colorful from spring until fall, they provide color for years with little maintenance, and they attract wildlife such as butterflies and birds to your yard.

 
Lovely new photos from this week
False Day Flower (Commelinantia anomala)
by GrammaChar:

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Rough Mule’s Ears (Wyethia scabra)
by _Bleu_:

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Pacific Coast Iris (Iris ‘Wilder Ranch’)
by lilpod13:

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Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum ‘Mate’)
by cwhitt:

Plant photo
 
Peonies (Paeonia)
by dawiz1753:

Plant photo
 
Variegated Indian Corn Cob (Euphorbia mammillaris var. variegata)
by _Bleu_:

Plant photo
 
Rose (Rosa ‘Molineux’)
by Calif_Sue:

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Crested Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea‘Cristata’)
by _Bleu_:

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Orchid (Paphiopedilum Krull’s Prometheus)
by sugarcane:

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Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris ‘Sun Going Down’)
by grannysgarden:

Plant photo
 
Active discussions from our forums
 
SubjectAreaReplies
Choose 10Irises forum54
Another proposal for a new forum – tidying up the Photography ForumSite Talk forum29
What to expect?Daylilies forum27
Name this daylily 2019 #3Daylilies forum25
Shrinking emoticonsSite Talk forum24
How to get rid of a large area of weeds without having to pull them all.Ask a Question forum22
New HereRoses forum22
Fountains/HumidityAsk a Question forum21
Tall “crinkly Leaf” sedumPlant ID forum20
 
The numbers from last week:
 
1,210 members joined.
5,501 posts written in our forums.
1,585 photos posted to the plant database.
1,003 plants added to personal inventory lists.
 
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