Tips To Create A Focal Point In The Garden

Tips To Create A Focal Point In The Garden – In the garden people should instantly feel that they are in a tranquil place of beauty, calm and enjoyment. One way to More »

Snakes In The Garden

Snakes In The Garden – To have a snake or two in the garden is good. Non-poisonous snakes, such as the common garter snakes, are beneficial creatures because they eat pest insects, More »

The Clovers

Clover is a major headache for many lawn owners. During the dry days of midsummer the bright green patches stand out against the dull and pale grass. This patchy effect is an More »

Protect Your Vegetable Garden From The Harmful Insects

Protect Your Vegetable Garden From The Harmful Insects -The harmful insects will eat your vegetables, destroy the stems, tear up the leaves and even worse, bore themselves into the plants you are More »

Garden Edging

Garden Edging – Any ‘fluid’ surface, whether concrete, tarmac or gravel, will need a firm edge to hold it in place while laying, and prevent it moving once it is down. This More »

 

Vegetables In Mixed Planting

Vegetables In Mixed Planting

Vegetables can also take their place in the mixed border, along with herbs, perennials and shrubs. This relaxed attitude to growing vegetables allows you to add plants for color and to fill gaps. It also has practical value as the more varied the planting, the more it helps to prevent a build-up of the pests and diseases attracted to particular plants. French marigolds, for example, and pot marigolds attract beneficial insects and deter harmful ones, so planting vegetables in a mixed border next to them will be beneficial.

Ruby chard is a coarse, spinach-like vegetable with deep purple leaves and spectacular scarlet stems and veins. It associates dramatically with herbaceous plants at the front of a border.

In-House Plants: Planting Tips

In-House Plants: Planting Tips

In-house plants when correctly developed not just give a enjoyable look but additionally purify the indoor air. However in-house plants need special care and below are great tips to help you through proper in-house planting and care.

To create the greatest growth and development of leafy plants cultivated within the room, it’s important to bear in mind that it’s the leaf which prepares food for the entire plant. But leaves only function in the existence of sunlight as well as in an area, there’s much less sunlight than outdoors. A plant one meter from the window only receives about one-fifth from the light received outdoors. Therefore the closer we put the plant within the window, the lighter it will get and also the better it evolves. Also maintaining your plants close to the window guarantees lots of outdoors supply to plants.

Bearberry

Bearberry

The bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) is an attractive evergreen shrub of great importance in herbal medicine. It is a very useful plant. The bearberry was used for tobacco by the Native Americans, who also utilized the mealy red berries for food and beverages. The small, leathery leaves yield a medicinal astringent and a dye. It is used to treat bladder and kidney infections but, as with all medicinal herbs, on no account should any part of the plant be used at home. The roots can be made into a tea that can treat a constant cough or slow down menstrual bleeding.

It needs acid soil to flourish and can be grown in a container with conifers or in the garden, used as a ground cover plant in acid soil. Being evergreen, it retains the interest of the leaves throughout the winter.

Water, Wood, Fire – Elements Of Garden Decor

Water, Wood, Fire – Elements Of Garden Decor

Decorating a garden is largely a matter of personal taste. There are several elements that tend to be recognized to create a given mood or enhance the look of the area. Water is often used. Japanese gardens have traditionally used water to draw the eye to various focal points in the garden. These ancient designs derive influence from Taoist or Shinto values. Japanese gardens tend to fit in with their surroundings. It is common for a Japanese garden to mimic the landscape of rural Japan, with features resembling mountains, forests, rivers and prairies.

A stream with real water requires significant infrastructure, including pumps and filters. Sometimes a simulated river will be created out of river rock, complete with bridges and other features exclusive to a riparian environment. These simulated rivers are much easier to maintain, and require only an occasional pass with a leaf blower to look put together.