There a few things in life better than enjoying your own private swimming pool on a hot day. Sadly, there is a price to be paid in upkeep and maintenance, but by using these three tips you can help minimise the amount of work this takes. Continue Reading
One of the most remarkable ways to upgrade your garden is to install an artificial pond and embellish it with floating plants, decorative stones, and other ornaments. The sound of the flowing water and the sight of swimming fishes will definitely transform a bland space into a majestic garden full of beauty and serenity. Continue Reading
Colors For Your Spring Garden – Here is a general description of spring perennials/annuals for your spring garden.
Perennials for spring color garden
Ajuga Plants – Purplish/brownish in color grown for their foliage easy to grow and propagate. Can be used as ground cover.
Black Eyed Susan – Usually yellow daisy like blooms with large black center they do better in full sun. Continue Reading
Flamboyant Azaleas For Spring Containers – Azaleas and other rhododendrons are extremely easy to grow in containers. In their native habitats they are woodland plants, so they perform best in acid soil and in dappled shade; they do not like very hot, dry, summer weather. Ideally, you should grow them by themselves, or that you avoid disturbing their roots too frequently.
Most azaleas flower for just a few weeks in late spring, but they are most useful for filling an awkward gap in the gardening calendar, after the bulb season has finished but before the summer flowers begin.
Winter Bulbs: Crocus – The crocus is one of the best-known late winter and early spring flowers. The genus embraces more than 80 species of dwarf corms found in a wide variety of locations, from central and southern Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East to central Asia and western China.
Hundreds of cultivars have been produced. Almost every flower color but pink is available, and some are attractively striped. A few have stamens in a contrasting color. Robust hybrids are splendid for naturalizing in lawns, and they can create stunning effects, either in the traditional mixture of colors or when a more subtle selection of just one or two shades is planted.
Gynura (Velvet plant) grows quickly, it has no special needs and the foliage is covered with shiny purple hairs. This attractive coloring requires good light for development. Gynura is very fast-growing plant, with furry leaves in striking colors. Literally, a velvet plant shoot will transform into a bushy little plant in a matter of a few weeks, shooting up in a lovely profusion of downy purple leaves that measure up to 6 inches long.