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Planter Boxes As Attractive Garden Focal Points

Planter Boxes As Attractive Garden Focal Points

Planter Boxes As Attractive Garden Focal Points – Planter boxes are wonderful for giving form and emphasis to your garden. Many modern houses are frequently designed with built-in planters, and traditional houses have them at entranceways, on terraces, and beside garages. Planters come in a variety of durable materials for outdoors, such as concrete, wood, brick or stone.

There are two types – the permanent planter box attached to the house and the movable one bought or built to suit a particular need. Some gardeners maintain several for replacement as plants pass their prime. Planters are rectangular, square, oblong, triangular, hexagonal, circular, or free form. Like pots and tubs, their value is largely architectural.

Fall Planting List

Fall Planting List

Fall Planting List – Many gardeners focus exclusively on the springtime as the time to plant things in your lawn and garden. Fall may seem unexciting and solely for lawn maintenance, but there is a lot you can do during this season in terms of planting seeds and growing anything from trees to flowers to vegetables. Here are five things that you can and should plant during that fall.


1. Cool-season vegetables. The ideal type of vegetable to plant varies greatly by season. In the cooler seasons, the vegetables you were planting during the spring and summer will not grow well, if at all. During the fall, vegetables that thrive include broccoli, spinach, kale, and carrots. Those with a short maturity time, such as lettuce and spinach, are acceptable to plant later in the season.

Window Garden

Window Garden

Window Garden – If window boxes and hanging baskets are the only garden you have, make the most of them. It is wonderful that English pubs have gone so wholeheartedly for highly colored hanging baskets and window boxes. Many are truly splendid in their rich and varied plantings, but all the best ones have very deliberate color schemes. They are not simply a chaos of any old colors planted together.

If you like these cheerful displays, note down what plants have been used to create them and do the same at home.

Gardening In Early Winter

Gardening In Early Winter

Gardening In Early Winter – The onset of winter inevitably means fewer jobs to do in the garden, but it is a good idea to get outdoors whenever is favorable. There is always tidying-up to be done, and jobs like broken fences to be mended. It makes sense to get work like this finished before the more severe winter weather makes them less appealing. This is an especially good time to take a critical look at how you can improve your soil in time for the next growing season.

Heavy clay soil needs breaking up with horticultural sand and grit and mushroom compost. Fork it in, and smash down thick lumps of soil with the back of a spade, breaking them into pieces.

Reasons And Ways To Protect Plants

Reasons And Ways To Protect Plants

Reasons And Ways To Protect Plants – Plants are the basis of all life forms of this planet and therefore it is of great importance that we protect as many species of plants as possible. Plants are the primary factors that constitute the food cycles and all other nature based cycles in the environment.

As plants are the proven backbone of our ecosystem, it is a serious threat to our natural habitat when many important species of plants have started becoming endangered from this planet. This is the worst thing that we shall leave behind for our generations to come.

Vegetables Storage: Shelf Life Of Vegetables

Vegetables Storage: Shelf Life Of Vegetables

The biochemical processes in a fresh vegetables have not stopped after being vegetables harvested, which means that changes in them can be positive (ripening) or negative. Period of vegetables storage depends on many factors and the periods given here are an estimate. If the vegetables are not fully ripe they can be stored for certain period at room temperature until they reach full maturity and then keep them in the fridge. The vegetable should never be kept in sealed bags or boxes – allow it to breathe.

Melons and watermelons: Whole melons can be stored in a cool, dry, dark place up to ten days (note that for melon storage period depends on the variety and degree of ripeness). If cut, these fruits should be stored in the refrigerator in an open bowl.