Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Amanda Plante
363 followers -
All About Plants
All About Plants

363 followers
About
Amanda's posts

Post has attachment
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture's Plant of the Month is one of my favorites! Black gum (Nyssa sylvatica) is a handsome native tree that has some of the best fall foliage. Be sure to stop by the UT Gardens later this month to see their specimens showy autumn leaves.

Post has attachment
Happy February! Spring is right around the corner, and it won't be long before the happy blooms of Crocus brighten our landscapes. All this makes Crocus an easy pick for the UT Gardens' featured Plant of the Month. Check it out, and share your spring blooms!

Post has attachment
Thanks for the reminder +Seed Savers Exchange! Whether it's just swapping seeds with a friend or neighbor, by participating in a national event like the American Horticultural Society's upcoming program, or by joining the Seed Savers Exchange movement, there's so many ways to be sharing your seeds. 

Post has attachment
Good morning! If you're looking for a project to do over the holiday, it's never too late to start composting. Check out my article below to find the right system for you and links to instructions.

Post has attachment
I'm really excited that one of my composting articles for +DIY Network  was ranked "Most Popular for Fall"! Follow the link below to learn what to do with all your autumn leaves.

Post has attachment
You know I love the University of Tennessee Gardens and talking to folks about plants; so this morning was an absolute blast for me!  I had such a fantastic time talking to this group about building a simple tabletop aquaponics system and aquaponics 101 at the Bloomsday annual garden festival.

Do you live in the Knoxville area?  Get yourself to Bloomsdays before 5:00 today or tomorrow (bring your mom!)

Wondering how to build a tabletop aquaponics system yourself?  Bummed to have missed my session this morning?  Don't despair -- there are plans available on my Thrifty Gardener blog at http://gardenthrifty.blogspot.com/2012/11/bare-bones-home-aquaponic-system-50.html

Also, thanks to Andy the Garden Guy for the shout out this morning on Knoxville's own Garden Talk radio show, 94.3 WNFZ.  You're the best!
Photo
Photo
2015-05-09
2 Photos - View album

Post has attachment
Happy Valentines Day!  If you're a zone 7 gardener like I am, this is a great time to prune and shape your rose bushes before the growing season.  Read all about it by visiting Plante on Plants "Roses are Red".

Post has attachment
First, I'd like to say "Hello!" to all of my new followers. Thanks so much for liking Plante on Plants -- we've broken the 100 mark without doing much at all this fall or winter.

Second, I wanted to fill you in on why I haven't come out with any new blog posts in the past few months. I'm very blessed to have had the opportunity to do a little freelance work with Scripps Network Interactive (parent company of +Diy Network  +HGTV  and +Food Network to name a few) between October and January. Links will be shared when they're available. Here are some photos of the Scripps base in Knoxville.

Stay tuned for new blog posts as they become available. Curious about any garden topics? Looking for horticulture hints? Send me a message, post a comment, or shoot me an email at aplante88@gmail.com and I'll be happy to do a little research when I have the time.
Photo
Photo
2/6/15
3 Photos - View album

Post has attachment
Are you looking for a way to spend this blustery Sunday afternoon? Join me today at 2:00 at the UT Gardens to get all the dirt on worm composting! The workshop is free for members of the gardens and only $5 for nonmembers. I'll see you there!

If you're not in the Knoxville area and you're interested in learning more about vermicomposting, be sure to check out the information posted to my Thrifty Gardener blog.

To see the UT Gardens fall workshop schedule, check out their events page at http://utgardens.tennessee.edu/news_events.html .

Post has attachment
Thanks to the members of the British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society who let me tour this fantastic personal collections this summer. Wow! Read all about these Hosta heavens on the Plante on Plants blog.
Wait while more posts are being loaded