5 Tips to transforming your garden into an outdoor oasis

Your garden is a place for relaxation. Whether it’s for ornamental or farming purposes, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s a place where nature abounds. Transforming your garden into an outdoor More »

5 Tips to Making The Most of Your Greenhouse Garden

Every spring, sales for greenhouses always go through the roof. That’s because successful gardeners have discovered the advantages of having one of these nifty contraptions in their own backyards. While others are More »

Container Garden Ideas

Container Garden Ideas – Container gardens can create a natural sanctuary in a busy city street, along rooftops or on balconies. You can easily accentuate the welcoming look of a deck or patio More »

Planting On Specific Locations

Planting On Specific Locations – Most places in the garden are improved by a plant, or group of plants, grown in attractive container. Often, the restricting factor is how many plants you can More »

A Fall Garden Decorating For Halloween

A Fall Garden Decorating For Halloween – There’s no better time to enjoy the spectacular beauty that nature has to offer than during the fall season. This is an ideal occasion for entertaining friends More »

 

Eryngium (Sea Holly)

Eryngium (Sea Holly)

Sea holly (Eryngium) is a spiky, stiffly branched, architectural plant, perhaps best given space to make its own statement, ideally in a gravel garden. It will also integrate in mixed, sunny borders, providing an excellent contrast to softer plants. If you are growing a blue sea holly plant in containers, place them with other plants that can tolerate dry conditions. Some of them are biennials. This striking plant has deeply cut, bluish-grey leaves, veined white, and spiky steel-blue cones of flowers. Cultivars, which vary in height and the exact shade of blue, include ‘Blue Glitter’, ‘Sapphire Blue’ and ‘Big Blue’.

Sea holly should be grown in full sun and in light, well draining soil. Sea holly does not like to be disturbed so choose a spot where it will not need transplanting.

Keeping Chicken In The Garden

Keeping Chicken In The Garden

Keeping Chicken In The Garden – Chickens are a unique and interesting animals to raise. Unlike most household pets they produce something edible. In fact keeping chickens in the garden for pets can pay off in the long run by being a source of eggs and meat. This food will be fresher than what is purchased in the stores and with little effort can also be organic, truly cage-free, and anything else you wish.

Garden fertilizer

By keeping chickens in the back garden you can rotate between where you plant your garden and where the chickens roam around.

 

Do You Like Cacti?

Do You Like Cacti?

Cacti have perhaps lost a little of the popularity they enjoyed 50 years ago. No longer do they top the best-seller lists, but they still are to be found in millions of homes and they still remain the least understood of all plants.

Cacti are often regarded as plants which actually thrive on neglect. Hardly any other indoor living thing can put up with such poor conditions and yet outlive its owner. And so there are millions cacti in homes throughout the country which are kept as semi-alive, green ornaments which, apart from some increase in size, hardly change their appearance over the years.

Shade Loving Plants

Shade Loving Plants

Shade Loving Plants – Just because shade loving plants thrive where the sun doesn’t shine, doesn’t mean that they can’t bring color into your garden. The shaded areas of your garden can be just as bright and appealing as the sunny ones. These shade-loving perennials turn all those dim areas, from part to full shade, into a delightful oasis that will only increase in beauty year after year.

Hellebore

Hellebores are among the earliest perennials to bloom in the new year, flowering by January or February in the South, and several weeks later in the North. The flowers are not showy, but when they are the only flowers in the garden, they seem beautiful.

Bonsai Trees: Fertilizing Tips

Bonsai Trees: Fertilizing Tips

Bonsai Trees: Fertilizing Tips – Bonsai trees, like all other living things, should have food for survival. Unlike the roots of ordinary trees that grow for further distances seeking nutrition, the roots of bonsai trees are controlled to grow inside the tray and hence they will be able to obtain merely whatever nutrition is present in the soil inside the tray. Therefore, the soil within the tray must be often re-furnished with the apt amount of nutrients.

The procedure of adding nutrients to the soil in which plants grow is termed ‘fertilizing’ and it’s a major section of bonsai tree care.

Orange Tree Care

Orange Tree Care

Orange trees are beautiful, and for this reason, they are often featured in advertising as the fauna of exotic, tropical areas. What many people don’t know, however, is that orange trees can be grown in your own backyard, provided you have a somewhat moderate climate and are prepared to take care of them. Read this article to find out all about this citrus tree, and how to care for your own.

The orange tree was first found in Southern China and North India. Because Europeans in the 1500’s valued the fruit for its medicinal qualities, it was imported by Portuguese traders into around the sixteenth century. By the 17th century, small greenhouses were being built in Europe to cultivate orange trees, which by then were known for their sweet taste.