Enjoy This Summer In The Water Garden!

Enjoy This Summer In The Water Garden! – If this is the first time you’re attempting the water gardening, perhaps you should start with a moderate size pond instead of one huge one. After More »

What To Do In The Garden During June?

What To Do In The Garden During June? June is the month when things really do start to hot up in the garden. Roses are in bloom, fruit is beginning to form, More »

How To Create A More Attractive Yard

How To Create A More Attractive Yard – Are you the type of person who enjoys hanging out on the porch with family and friends? Having a relaxing, eye-catching space to call your own More »

Types Of Planters For Your Patio

Types Of Planters For Your Patio – Ceramic pots or ceramic planters as they are often called come in many colors, designs, and shapes. To decorate your backyard living space and for an More »

Moving Water In The Garden

Moving Water In The Garden – Adding movement to water creates a truly magical effect. Reflections are enhanced, the sound of  moving water is soothing and musical, and fish benefit  from the enhanced More »

 

Buxus

Buxus

Buxus (Box) is a popular shrub outdoors, but has only recently been accepted as a house plant. It is tolerant of cool conditions and draughts, producing a dense screen od shiny small leaves. There is an essential requirement – good light, especially in winter. Stand the pot outdoors in summer. These shrubs can be clipped and trained at any time of the year. The only danger is overwatering.

The popular Buxus sempervirens (Common Box) is an evergreen shrub growing to 5 m (16ft) by 5 m (16ft) at a slow rate. Common Box can be grown, but the small-leaved Box (Buxus microphylla) is a better choice. Slow growing – prune to keep in shape. Can be trimmed to decorative shapes.

Fall Planting List

Fall Planting List

Fall Planting List – Many gardeners focus exclusively on the springtime as the time to plant things in your lawn and garden. Fall may seem unexciting and solely for lawn maintenance, but there is a lot you can do during this season in terms of planting seeds and growing anything from trees to flowers to vegetables. Here are five things that you can and should plant during that fall.

1. Cool-season vegetables. The ideal type of vegetable to plant varies greatly by season. In the cooler seasons, the vegetables you were planting during the spring and summer will not grow well, if at all. During the fall, vegetables that thrive include broccoli, spinach, kale, and carrots. Those with a short maturity time, such as lettuce and spinach, are acceptable to plant later in the season.

Window Garden

Window Garden

Window Garden – If window boxes and hanging baskets are the only garden you have, make the most of them. It is wonderful that English pubs have gone so wholeheartedly for highly colored hanging baskets and window boxes. Many are truly splendid in their rich and varied plantings, but all the best ones have very deliberate color schemes. They are not simply a chaos of any old colors planted together.

If you like these cheerful displays, note down what plants have been used to create them and do the same at home.

Gardening In Early Winter

Gardening In Early Winter

Gardening In Early Winter – The onset of winter inevitably means fewer jobs to do in the garden, but it is a good idea to get outdoors whenever is favorable. There is always tidying-up to be done, and jobs like broken fences to be mended. It makes sense to get work like this finished before the more severe winter weather makes them less appealing. This is an especially good time to take a critical look at how you can improve your soil in time for the next growing season.

Heavy clay soil needs breaking up with horticultural sand and grit and mushroom compost. Fork it in, and smash down thick lumps of soil with the back of a spade, breaking them into pieces.

Reasons And Ways To Protect Plants

Reasons And Ways To Protect Plants

Reasons And Ways To Protect Plants – Plants are the basis of all life forms of this planet and therefore it is of great importance that we protect as many species of plants as possible. Plants are the primary factors that constitute the food cycles and all other nature based cycles in the environment.

As plants are the proven backbone of our ecosystem, it is a serious threat to our natural habitat when many important species of plants have started becoming endangered from this planet. This is the worst thing that we shall leave behind for our generations to come.

Japanese Iris

Japanese Iris

Japanese Iris – If you are looking for a unique, magical flower that will add a colorful pop of life to your garden, look no further than the lovely Japanese Iris (Iris japonica). The Japanese Iris are large graceful flowers with an unusual twist. The triple-petaled blooms appear to be floating above their delicate stems and are quite whimsical looking.

Japanese irises grow well in warm, Mediterranean climates and don’t need a lot of winter care. Japanese Iris come in a variety of stunning purple shades from lavender to deep dark purple. Japanese Iris Mt Fuji are a rare bright white with delicate veining on their buttery petals.