Outdoor Plants For Bee-friendly Garden

Bees are important to pollinate our crops, and because many of our pollinators are now scarce, we are totally dependent on the honey bee to do this job. So what is pollination? Well it starts when a bee crawls around plants and enters the blossom this is when the honey bee is dusted with pollen.

The bee will fly over to another blossom with the pollen in its hair, and when it lands, the pollen falls onto this blossoms stigma. Bearing in mind other insects pollinate crops too, but without the pollination from the honey bee there would be one third less crops in the world than there is now.

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Caring For Wild Roses

Wild roses are source of all other rose species. They are found in the wild, hence their name — wild roses. They have small single flowers with usually five petals. These are normally not pruned, but it is during the early stage of growth that they must be shaped so that they will not grow too wildly.

Sometimes, wild roses are easy to detect because of their color. Their colors can range from pink, yellow or white. They will become very hardy, and, given the chance, will grow into large climbers or bushes. Because of their hardiness, they become resistant to diseases and pests. The flowers will appear only during summer and will sometimes be followed by attractive hips during autumn.

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All About Tulips

The tulip is a beautiful flower, and also a cheerful reminder of spring. Tulip is one of the most popular spring flowers which have long been closely associated with Holland, but the flower is native to Turkey and central Asia.

There is a number of varieties including; different colours, different heights and different flower shapes. Tulips come in a wide variety of vibrant colors such as red, yellow, orange, purple, pink and bi-colors. A tulip plant has typically 2-6 leaves, while some species have up to 12 leaves. An average height of a tulip plant ranges from 10-70 centimeters. It requires partial to full sun to flourish, and for this reason often survives an average of three days indoors. It is planted at a depth of 8 to 9 inches under the soil, and the tulip is often planted in the fall for spring blooms.

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How To Use Rain Barrels For Your Garden

Although all plants need water, have you to consider conserving our tap water and use rain water instead for your garden? Imagine how much water goes down to the sewage every time we water our plants. Why not use rain water when they do the same benefits for your plants?

Aside from fertilizers and any other stuff that makes plants thrive, water is the most vital of all. Plants should be watered thoroughly everyday in order to be healthy and stay luscious at all times. This is why you need rain water. You will find out in this article the importance and the benefits you can get from rain water and from using it for your garden’s water needs.

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Design Your Own Rose Garden

The texture and the fullness of the rose is unlike any other flower, and they come in a wide variety of scents and colors that range from a very bright yellow to a dark deep red. It is curious that such a beautiful flower is also equipped with such a thorny stem. Roses originally came from the northern hemisphere, and there are over a hundred species growing in mostly temperate regions. Although the rose as been the flower of choice to express ones love for many years now, it was used originally for medicinal purposes in medieval times.

Rose gardens are not only one of the most beautiful types of flower gardens to have, they are without a doubt the most difficult to grow and maintain. This doesn’t mean one should not give it a try, it just means you should research the subject so you are well prepared. One of the biggest challenges you will run into when doing research on rose garden material is finding the time to continue searching.

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Stevia Plant

Stevia is the herbaceous plant family with more than 200 species growing in the tropical and sub-tropical America, mostly Central and South and some parts of North. Stevia plant is evergreen shrub with soft green deeply veined leaves, that contains large amounts (up to 5% in dry weight) of stevioside – a sweetener estimated to be 300 times as sweet as sugar. Stevia the sweetener is regarded as the Stevia rebaudiana, both plant and leaves, which can be grown and used with or as tea (traditionally, it was paired with the yerba mate in many parts of South America) or powdered and dried as sugar substitute. It is not too difficult to grow, and with a very sweet raw leaf.

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