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 »

 

How To Create Movement Around The Garden

How To Create Movement Around The Garden

Creating space has much to do with movement around the garden. The way in which different areas are linked together, by paths, pergolas, bridges, steps or terraces, can enormously increase their apparent size and interest.

However, it is equally true that a linking element positioned carelessly and without proper regard to its surroundings, or the random placing of too many elements together, can confuse the eye and appear to diminish, rather than expand the available space in the garden.

Many elements in the garden encourage movement: entrances and exits, a disappearing path, a covered walk, a focal point, a pierced screen; or something as mundane as the washing line, dustbin or greenhouse.

Sarcococca

Sarcococca

Sarcococca (Christmas box or sweet box) is excellent plant for the winter garden and has small but highly scented flowers among the shiny evergreen leaves. Use it with snowdrops, Arum italicum subsp. italicum ‘Marmoratun’ and early hellebores. they make excellent ground cover under deciduous trees, and flowering stems can be cut for use in winter flower arrangements. Sarcococca looks great when trimmed into a ball shape, and grows well in a shady position.

Sarcococca confusa is a low-growing shrub with glossy, dark green leaves. In winter it produces clusters of fragrant white flowers, and these are followed by glossy black fruits.

Breynia Plant

Breynia Plant

You will find Breynia plant in a number of garden centers and department stores but in very few textbooks. It is basically a greenhouse plant which was introduced as a house plant in the 1980s. This native of the southern Pacific islands may also be grown as a tender perennial. Under glass it will grow into a shrub; in the living room Breynia is grown as a small bush, with slender branches densely clothed with colorful leaves.

Breynia nivosa (Snowbush, Hawaiian Snow Bush) has green leaves marbled with white. The variety B. roseopicta is the usual choice. The pink, white and green variegated leaves have a flower-like appearance – hence the common name.

Garden Sheds

Garden Sheds

Garden sheds are normally small buildings that are placed in a backyard that can be used for hobbies, workshops or storage. Sheds are a very practical structure that most people have in their backyard. Most people who have sheds built often customize them depending on their needs. They are customized by adding windows, ventilation, shelves, electrical outlets and the like. They differ in size and in difficulty of construction. Garden sheds are normally made of steel secured to a frame.

These sheds are ideal for storing lawn and garden equipment or for adding a little extra storage for your home. Corner, vertical, horizontal and tool sheds are just some examples. Adding shelves and hooks to your shed will give you the most storage space.

Bermuda Grass For Your Perfect Lawn

Bermuda Grass For Your Perfect Lawn

Bermuda grass is a very superior type of grass, and very popular to many home owners. It is drought resistant compared to other grasses. It can stand the full heat of the sun. It grows in any kind of soil. It does not require much maintenance.

A lawn with Bermuda grass is very easy to maintain. When these grasses are well taken cared off, they can be good turf. Bermuda grass grows easily by nature, even if it is not watered regularly. It is able to keep color of lush green all year round. Its economical seeds grow on any climatic conditions. This is the reason why it grows in many areas.

The Best Flower Gardening

The Best Flower Gardening

Flower gardening is a wonderful hobby that one can pursue at one’s leisure. The colorful flowers in your flower garden will make your surroundings fresh and to the beauty of your backyard. If you are thinking of planting a flower garden but don’t have sufficient knowledge about gardening basics, these flower gardening tips will help you in this case. You can also plant wildflowers in your garden which require low maintenance and are easy to grow. There are number of things one should consider before planting a garden. Moreover, the gardening hobby can be costlier. You need to look for natural ways to take care of your garden and make your gardening hobby economical. The best flower gardening technique will help you to know about the economical ways to take care of your garden.