Designing Your Own Water Garden

Designing Your Own Water Garden – Once you have decided that you want to build a water garden in your garden or back yard you will need to make bigger and crucial More »

Themes And Schemes In Flower Garden

Themes And Schemes In Flower Garden – Everyone loves a flower garden. For it is here that a multitude of delightful and lovely plants can be brought together into a picturesque whole. More »

5 Garden projects to take on this summer

Summer is the best time to discover garden projects that you can try out by yourself or with family members. By trying out garden DIY projects, you get to bond with family, More »

5 Ways to Make Use of a Large Garden

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Why Your Pumpkin Farm Needs A Steel Building

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Types Of Garden Rose

Types Of Garden Rose

Types Of Garden Rose – The many thousands of garden rose species and cultivars available all fall within one of the categories below.

Old garden roses

1. Gallica: Probably the oldest rose type. Usually forms small shrubs around 1.2 m (4 ft) high with strong, upright growth and many small bristly thorns. Flowers range from deep pink to purple and have a faint fragrance.

The Winter Cherry

The Winter Cherry

The Winter Cherry plants (Solanum) bear tiny flowers in summer and these are followed in fall by green berries which change color as winter approaches. The Winter Cherry is a familiar sight at Christmas. The orange or red berries among the dark green leaves provide a festive touch, and if this small shrubby plant is placed on a sunny windowsill in a cool room then the berries will last for months. A closely related species, Jerusalem Cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum) bears larger berries.

A word of warning: these fruits can be poisonous!

Find A Place For Your Topiary

Find A Place For Your Topiary

Find A Place For Your Topiary – During the fall season the key architectural ingredients start to grab the eye. And some of the best are topiarized shapes that range from traditional birds, urns and simple geometric shapes, to clouds, animals, chairs, and even cars.

The best way to decide where to place your topiary is to walk round the garden on a late fall afternoon when it is looking quite bare, and decide where it really needs livening up.

The Ideal Flowers For Thanksgiving Day

The Ideal Flowers For Thanksgiving Day

The Ideal Flowers For Thanksgiving Day – Each year, we celebrate the glorious bounty of the fall harvest with our family and friends. In the US, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Thanksgiving Day feast would be incomplete without a beautiful, fresh bouquet of flowers or a floral Thanksgiving table centerpiece – the combination of deep reds, oranges and yellows can be found in traditional Thanksgiving flowers. Thanksgiving flower baskets, with rich fall colors of yellow, rust, purple and orange really capture the essence of this colorful season.

The ideal flowers for Thanksgiving Day are chrysanthemums, gerberas, carnations, sunflowers, solidago, lilies, marigolds and poms. Gift individual flower bunches or an assortment of all, the choice is yours.

 

Crossandra

Crossandra

Crossandra (Firecracker Flower or Orange Marmalade) plant is very decorative, compact flowering shrub, easy to grow and care for, as long as it has sufficient water and humidity. They are excellent plants for growing in planters which can be brought indoors in the winter months and grown as an indoor plant.

Crossandra starts to flower when only a few months old and the flowering season lasts from March to October. The blooms are borne on top of green flowering spikes. The leaves of Crossandra are thick and glossy and slightly resemble the leaves of the coffee plant. In its native environment it is a vigorous and enthusiastic grower and its flowers are harvested for decorating women’s hair.

Edible Wild Plants For Your Garden

Edible Wild Plants For Your Garden

Edible Wild Plants For Your Garden – When picking edible plants in your wildlife garden, it is crucial that you can properly identify them, because many are similar in appearance to poisonous plants. They may not all be tasty or particularly flavorful, but many are quite nutritious. Tubers, leaves, flowers and stems of many plants are edible. Some can be eaten raw and others are best boiled, roasted, or used in soups or tea.

The optimum time to ensure proper identification is when the plants are flowering, since most have a unique appearance of flowers or fruits. To make extra certain if in doubt observe the plant through the growing season if it is possible.