Garden Planning: Look At What You Have

Garden Planning: Look At What You Have – Can you move comfortably from the house to the garden? It’s not as common as it used to be to find the only door More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

 

Fall Displays: Seedheads And Bark

Fall Displays: Seedheads And Bark

Fall Displays: Seedheads And Bark – Many plants have wonderful seedheads, which can be just as attractive as flowers. Clematis tangutica and Clematis ‘Bill Mackenzie’ both produce large fluffy balls of silvery silk that look exquisite when lit by the sun, especially when growing up through a tree.

One of the few plants with brightly colored seedheads is Physalis alkekengi, the Chinese lantern. This perennial has vivid red or orange ‘paper lanterns’, which can be cut and used in dried arrangements. For a wildflower garden, teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) is a must: its shapely, architectural seedheads not only look imposing but provide valuable food for birds. Poppies and thistles also add interesting shapes to the garden.

Tillandsia

Tillandsia

Tillandsia – Species like tillandsia use the damaging particles to be found in the air to feed themselves. They represent the best quality due to the fact that one doesn’t have to find soil for them as they don’t need one. Additionally, their beautiful and unique appearance is flawless for the presence of every city or, let’s says each garden. They seem to bring light and life wherever they are positioned. When you want to add something special that would make your garden look amazing and attractive, you should opt of air plants. One can make some great combinations by mixing them with some sculptures or designs.You will definitely be astonished with the amazing result you will obtain. But one thing should be mind, make sure that it’s not be exposed to sun for too long.

Growing Carrots

Growing Carrots

Growing carrots – Don’t plant your carrots in soil that has a lot of weeds. Try to turn the soil as much as possible and use weed killer to get rid of the weeds. Ideally, you should use organic weed killer if you can get your hands on some. Unfortunately, once the carrots start to grow, it becomes increasingly difficult to weed them.

Sow the seeds sparingly on top of the soil and cover with about 5mm of top soil. Mulching with straw or hay will help to keep the seeds moist, and this will also make it easier to water without disturbing the seeds. The plants need little other attention during their growth period, although the plants should be kept well watered – too little water results in coarse, woody roots.

Indian Strawberry

Indian Strawberry

Indian strawberry (Dulcesnea indica, Mock strawberry) has been a rapid increase in the popularity of hanging plants in recent years. Some excellent trailers, however, still remain rarities and the Indian strawberry is a good example. It is vigorous and easy to care for.

Indian strawberry is a fast-spreading evergreen groundcover for shady areas or sunny, moist sites. It has bright green, trifoliate leaves. In summer the flowers appear and these are followed by small strawberry-like fruits. These are edible, but unfortunately they are completely tasteless.