Decking Design And Suitable Plants

Decking Design And Suitable Plants – Decking looks like having a dance-floor in your garden, perfect for walking on barefoot but sudden death to stilettos because of the gaps. Decking is very adaptable – brilliant More »

Setting Up a Backyard Theater

Do you enjoy entertaining your family and your friends with the latest and greatest within the world of film? Well, a backyard theater might be exactly the right fit for you. It More »

Beautify Your Winter Garden

Beautify Your Winter Garden – If you are one among those nature lovers you will sometimes realize that winter season is not the best time of the year for you. However, to those More »

Gardening Trends For Small Yard

Gardening Trends For Small Yard – With smaller yards, gardeners are becoming more creative in the limited space that they call their own. Gardening trends that you can incorporate into your small garden More »

Clipping Plants: Pleaching, Pollarding And Coppicing

Clipping Plants: Pleaching, Pollarding And Coppicing – Pleaching is a method of planting trees in rows and training the side branches to meet in horizontal, parallel lines. Other growth is cut back or More »

 

Garden Tips: How To Maintain A Bird Feeder

Garden Tips: How To Maintain A Bird Feeder


The joy of watching birds is something that many people enjoy and one of the ways to attract them to your home is by offering them an easy meal. Bird feeders are great garden additions because they are safe on birds and can keep them well-nourished. However, they need to be maintained in good condition and the following are a few tips that can help to keep them in place for years.

Amaranthus

Amaranthus

Amaranthus is a beauty to have in the garden. Flower with names (Amaranth, Tampala, Tassel flower, Flaming fountain, Fountain plant, Joseph’s coat, Love-lies-bleeding, Molten flower, Prince’s feather) is better known as a bold bedding plant rather than as an indoor plant, but it can be grown successfully on a windowsill or in the conservatory. In the summer and early fall the long and pendant tassels appear, each one made up of tiny blooms.

This flower are famed for their colorful grains, these can be in many different colors, especially purple and gold. The shrub bears reddish stems and the leaves turn bronzy as they age. Look for this one in the outdoor plant section of the garden center.

Planting Shrubs To Feed The Birds

Planting Shrubs To Feed The Birds

Provide a natural food source by planting shrubs to feed the birds – shrubs and trees that will provide berries and fruit to your birds all year long. What is wonderful about fruit bearing trees and shrubs is the glorious flowers they produce in advance of the flowers turning to seeds/berries that the birds just love.

If you plant a variety of shrubs that flower and fruit at different times of the year, your birds will have a natural source of food and you won\’t have to spend quite as much on bird seed either. It is especially important to have food for birds during the winter months.

How To Choose Your Pond Color?

How To Choose Your Pond Color?

How To Choose Your Pond Color? The colors you choose for several things, the clothes you wear, the walls of your house and even the armor color you select for your pond can speak volumes regarding your character. Competition blue is the most popular color amongst pond owners and there is a justified reason for it. Blue has a soothing influence on people as seeing it secretes soothing chemicals in the brain. You can expect that this is the exact reason a beach or an island has a relaxing influence on us. Many claim blue as their favorite color.

Blue is also the color of the sky and thus it serves as a natural choice for the color of a pool or a pond. Even on cloudy days these small bodies of water will appear clear and blue. For koi pond owners, the blue backdrop of the pond makes the beautiful oranges, pinks and reds of the fish stand out against the backdrop.

Succulent Plants: Growth And Care

Succulent Plants: Growth And Care

Succulent plants are slightly different from typical herbaceous perennial plants because succulents are plants that have adapted to environments in which water is unavailable for long periods of time. As a result of this, much of their uniqueness is related to their relationship with water. Succulent plants are very efficient when it comes to collecting and conserving water. They are also more subject to problems when exposed to too much water. Water management is one of the biggest defining factors in keeping succulents healthy.

Here is the general care knowledge you need to keep your succulents happy, from water to soil to sun exposure.

The Life Cycle Of Flowering Plants

The Life Cycle Of Flowering Plants

The Life Cycle Of Flowering Plants – Flowering plants have evolved in many different ways to help them reproduce and survive in a range of habitats. Knowing how plants function and understanding their life cycles will make it much easier for you to grow them satisfactorily and work out an interesting planting plan in your own garden. There are four steps in the life cycle of a flowering plant:

1. Germination. Once the seeds have fallen from a plant, they are stimulated into growth only when they have enough water, light and warmth. Seeds of some flowers such as alpines must experience a period of cold before they will germinate.