Category Archives: Plants

5 Tips to creating a garden

5 Tips to creating a garden


Do you have some spare space in your front lawn or backyard and you don’t know what to do with it? Why not try and create your own garden?  You’ll not only create a relaxing and beautiful space, but also something functional that will allow you to make different choices in what you will plant. Perhaps one year you will plant flowers and the next produce. The options are endless.

5 Tips to buying a Greenhouse for your yard

5 Tips to buying a Greenhouse for your yard


Buying a greenhouse for your yard has many great benefits. While it may be challenging to figure out what is the best type of greenhouse to purchase for your yard, we are here to help with some tips. To get started, check out Greenhouse Stores as they have a plethora of information that can help you. In the meantime, here are some tips to help you with the buying process.

Grow Fantastic Tomatoes In Containers

Grow Fantastic Tomatoes In Containers

Grow Fantastic Tomatoes In Containers – Tomatoes can be grown easily in container gardens. Read this article to learn how:

Use large containers. Tomatoes are large plants when they mature. For this reason, your container size should be at least 12 – 14″ in width or diameter. Any smaller container than this and your tomatoes will not last the season. With smaller pots, the plant dries out early in the season and the bloom simply doesn’t happen. The choice is yours.

Planting Madagascar Periwinkle

Planting Madagascar Periwinkle

Madagascar Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) – One of the main drawbacks of growing annual flowering plants in Mediterranean and other dry climate regions is their excessive water consumption. Annuals in hot, dry summer areas require water based on at least 6mm a day, which is 6 liters per square meter. Over the year, this can amount to more than a cubic meter of irrigation water for every meter square – an unviable and unacceptable rate, unless the area planted with annual flowers is reduced to a minimum. Madagascar Periwinkle however, can be successfully grown, creating a lovely carpet of color, on a third, perhaps a quarter of that amount, thereby saving you much water and expense.

Creating Rosemary Garden

Creating Rosemary Garden

Creating Rosemary Garden – Rosemary is an herb that is easy to grow, many beginners of herb gardening generally include a small rosemary garden in their herb gardening plans. You can find them in just about any nursery. Generally, younger plants are cheaper than those which are mature, since it takes sometime for this plant to fill out.

Rosemary herb is grown from seed, cuttings and pre-seeded plants. It you have a friend who enjoys their own rosemary garden, ask for some plant cuttings. Most often you wish will be granted.

Growing Callistemon

Growing Callistemon

Growing Callistemon – Callistemon (or Bottlebrush) is an excellent choice if you want a ‘novelty’ plant, and it is also a good one to pick if you want an easy-to-grow specimen which blooms in summer. With their vibrant, fuzzy-looking flowerheads in summer, Callistemon are instantly recognisable plant. Callistemon are evergreen shrubs with aromatic, linear to lance-shaped leaves and bottlebrush-like spikes of flowers in which the long colourful stamens are prominent.

Callistemon is native to Australia mostly growing in moist soil in open or woodland sites. It does not mind dry air – all it needs is a sunny spot, cool conditions in winter and a good soaking in spring and summer.