Planting On Specific Locations

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A Fall Garden Decorating For Halloween

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4 Eco-friendly ways to use an 8×6 shed

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Add Personal Touch In Your Garden With Garden Accessories

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Landscaping Trends You Must Have

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Basic Equipment For A Container Garden

Basic Equipment For A Container Garden

Basic equipment for a container garden is relatively simple. No lawnmower is required, nor is a spade, fork or rake. Buy the best hand tools and they will last a lifetime!

The small scale of a container garden means that there is no need for a large selection of specialist garden tools. Even a garden fork and spade are surplus to requirements although a spade certainly might come in useful for filling containers with compost or shovelling sand and cement during building operations.

Bergamot Plant

Bergamot Plant

Bergamot (Bee Balm, Monarda didyma) is a native perennial plant of North America, formerly used as a tea drunk by the Oswego Indians. Bergamot was supposed to have antidepressant qualities and an infusion was used to treat colds.

The plant is a good addition to any container or herbaceous border for it is attractive with deep red flowers that act as a focal point in any color scheme although it can be invasive and, if grown in a container, is best confined within a pot plunged in the soil.

Bergamot has a dark green, pointed leaves – some varieties have reddish veined leaves. Bergamot required a fertile, moisture retentive soil and morning sun or partial shade for successful growth.

New Gardening Trends

New Gardening Trends

New gardening trends are directly related to the economy and weather factors. The United States is seeing one of the largest shifts in how people garden and how homeowners are landscaping their yards.

With smaller yards, American gardeners are becoming more creative in the limited space that they call their own. While the rest of the world has gardened in small yard spaces for centuries, we are just learning some of their secrets to making small work.

New gardening trends that you can incorporate into your garden:

Growing Aloes

Growing Aloes

Aloes are easy going succulent plants that need very little maintenance. When growing your aloes it is good to know what the aloe habitat of that aloe species is and try to imitate that as much as possible. On the other hand, most aloes for sale are hybrids and even if they were a species, it is seldom possible to get the right identification.

There are a few rules that can be followed for growing aloes.

Aloe hybrids are much easier than aloe species in that the hybrid has a wider choice of growing conditions inherited from at least two different aloes species.

Frosty Winter Gardens

Frosty Winter Gardens

Frosty winter gardens are much more difficult to handle than frost free areas as wet frozen roots are a major cause for killing the plants. What to do in your frosty winter garden?

1. Lawn: Don’t allow frost or dew to dry on the grass. Never try removing the dew with the help of a broom. Early morning is the best time to sprinkle water on the grass. To resist the winter chill, give urea or ammonium sulphate and flood it immediately. Do a treatment of sludge as it creates warmth. In areas receiving heavy snowfall, clean your lawn of any debris as once the snow comes, these can smother your grass, damage your turf and leave your lawn vulnerable to diseases.

Planning For Early Spring Garden

Planning For Early Spring Garden

Planning For Early Spring Garden – As you plan what to add to your garden this winter, we’re sure you are paying attention to the light and water requirements all good perennial vendors attach to each entry in their catalog. This is very important to your success with each plant. But it is possible to mix more drought loving plants with those that require more moisture in the same planting with good results. The secret lies in the substructure of each given plant’s area in the bed.

Drought lovers do like some water, they will reward you with a much more beauty with some weekly water…in a drought bed. But what if you want to put say – lavender and phlox in with lobelia and ligularia? Those water requirements can really hamper one’s creativity!