Flowering Plants In Your Windows

Flowering Plants In Your Windows – Arrangement in every home counts because it says if a person is creative or not. Not all houses are considered beautiful because the home arrangement differ More »

Choose The Landscape Style For Your Backyard

Choose The Landscape Style For Your Backyard- When someone wants to have an amazing backyard for example, they should plan all they can do very carefully as they need their ideas to More »

Country Living Gardening Guide

Country living gardening can be as simple as a tulip out your front window, or as complex as water lilies in an aerated water garden pond. Knowing how to get from there More »

Green Walls In Your Garden

A green wall is basically a vertical garden bed. Green walls are a relatively new trend, that is not only space efficient but equally productive as traditional ground based gardens. Green walls More »

White Flowers For Shimmering Garden Design

White Flowers For Shimmering Garden Design – Gardens in summer burst with color, so it may seem very strange to restrict yourself to those with white flowers or blossoms, but if you’ve More »

 

Helianthemum

Helianthemum

The helianthemum (also known as Rock rose) is a vastly popular alpine sub-shrub, of which there are many named cultivars. They grow to about 15-30cm/6-l2in high, with a spread of 30-60cm/12-24in. Helianthemum ‘Jubilee’ has a mass of double pale yellow flowers, about 2.5cm/1 in across, held in terminal clusters, in early and midsummer. The leaves are small, elliptical in shape, dark green above and grey-green below.

Cultivation and propagation

Plant helianthemum in early fall or early spring in any well drained soil and in full sun. You will get a second flush of flowers if the plants are trimmed over in midsummer.

Potting Table Ideas

Potting Table Ideas

Potting Table Ideas – If you have been shopping for a potting table, you have recognized that they aren’t all alike. Some follow a basic design, while others incorporate extra features for additional storage and better organization. If your gardening supplies have become a mess, maybe these features can help you.

Nearly every potting table offers some shelves in addition to the work space. Generally, the bottom shelf will be wide and sturdy. This shelf is the best place to store heavier and larger items – things like bags of mulch and potting soil, planters and buckets, watering cans. Some potting tables have more than one wide shelf. If you are concerned that some tall items might not fit in a multi-shelf unit, measure the items you plan to store.

Winter Hanging Baskets

Winter Hanging Baskets

Winter Hanging Baskets – The plants that will more readily survive the lower temperatures that winter brings. Of course, the first plants that come to mind are evergreens. Little conifers and box look quite nice as an architectural addition to winter hanging baskets and will last all year round. But just because we’re moving into winter that doesn’t mean we have to compromise on the color in our baskets, although of course our choices will be a little more limited.

There are plenty of plants that will go right through the winter and keep our houses looking beautiful, many of them flowering. Here’s a few ideas for flowering winter plants to keep your hanging baskets looking as lovely as they do in the summer.

Give Your Plants The Humidity They Need

Give Your Plants The Humidity They Need

Give Your Plants The Humidity They Need – Cold air requires only a small amount of water vapor before it becomes saturated, and so on an average winter day the air is moist. When you turn on a radiator to warm up this cold air, its capacity to hold water vapor is greatly increased. As the room becomes comfortable the amount of water vapor in the air is no longer enough to keep it moist. The air becomes ‘dry’; in technical terms the relative humidity has fallen.

Central heating in the depths of winter can produce air with the relative humidity of the Sahara desert.

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!