Plants

Growing Shrubs: Size And Habit

Growing Shrubs: Size And Habit

Growing Shrubs: Size And Habit – Shrubs differ enormously in size. There are mat-forming plants such as the creeping rhymes, which will grow in a rock garden or between paving stones; there are small upright shrubs such as the lavenders, which can be used as part of a flower border or as low  hedges, perhaps as a framework for a herb garden.

Space-Saving Gardening Methods For A Small Vegetable Gardens

Space-Saving Gardening Methods For A Small Vegetable Gardens

Space-Saving Gardening Methods For A Small Vegetable Gardens – The gardeners want good production from limited space which may even include containers on patios, decks or balconies. There are several space-saving gardening methods that may be used.


Old English gardeners devised the idea of interplanting vegetables to utilize space more fully. Interplanting means that a quick-growing, early maturing crop is planted between rows of a later-maturing crop that will later enlarge to fill the entire space.

Green Giant Arborvita

Green Giant Arborvita

Green Giant Arborvita – Arborvitaes are a slow growing plant variety (generally less than 12 inches per year of new growth) .The Arborvitaes are hybrids so they are propagated by cuttings as they will not come back true from seed. One of the Arborvitae, the Green Giant, the Western Redcedar Tree, or botanically, the Thuja Plicata, is the favorite. Here is why:

The hardiness zone the Green Giant Arborvita tolerates is from zone 5 to zone 8. That’s where extreme cold temperatures get down to a temperate level of about 15 or 20 degrees in the winter (Zone 8), but also as low as a frigid level of 15 or 20 degrees below zero (zone 5).

Planning A Kitchen Container Garden

Planning A Kitchen Container Garden

Planning A Kitchen Container Garden – The first thing any gardener has to do when planning a garden is to measure the space there is available. This is particularly important when planning a kitchen container garden for when space is limited greater care has to be taken to make sure every bit is used to the best advantage.

Whether the space is large or small two fundamental rules apply:

1. All the elements of the garden must be easily reachable;

2. There must be a clear plan to the area.

Lotus Flowers For Your Garden Pond

Lotus Flowers For Your Garden Pond

Lotus Flowers For Your Garden Pond – A lotus flowers can be successfully grown in ‘tubs’ in or around your pond. Large containers will work as well. Just be sure to keep them wet, and by wet the professionals mean very wet. Usually there should be at least two inches of water above the ground soil in which you plant your lotus flowers. They love the soil, however they are very thirsty plants, which is why the garden pond conditions  may be perfect.

Growing Rose Gardens

Growing Rose Gardens

Growing Rose Gardens – Growing roses isn’t difficult. It just takes some tender loving care. Plant roses in a location which gets full sunlight.

Roses should be pruned in the spring. Cut out dead and damaged branches. Always sharpen the hand shears and soak them in a solution of half water and half bleach before pruning. This will helps to protect the rosebush from diseases and insects.