Living In The City – Urban Gardens

Is living in the city hindering your desire and passion for gardening? Is your limited space making you hesitant on putting up your own garden? If so, you don’t have to worry anymore because you can still make your small urban garden by following these simple guidelines on how to make your successful garden in the city.

If you are living in a small place with a limited space for a garden, the best thing to do is to use pots. Whether they may be commercially bought or customized pots don’t really matter as long as they can serve the purpose of their use. Basically, planting on the ground is the same as planting on pots. You need to have a good soil with adequate nutrients that the types of plants will need. This is needed for the good growth of your garden plants.

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Plants In The Hallway And Landing

Indoor plants are a vital feature of the well-furnished hall. It is here that guests gain their first impression of the inside of your home. Beautiful leaves and flowers are an immediate indication of a well-tended house. If your hall is large, well-lit and heated in winter then you are indeed fortunate and should make the most of the opportunity. Don’t scatter a few pots about – go for the bold and the unusual.

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Plants In The Bathroom

A plant display in the bathroom is much more likely to be seen in a magazine than in the home, but with a little thought plants can always be used here to add a touch of interest or even luxury.

It is strange that so few bathrooms contain house plants. A warm bathroom with a large frosted-glass window is perhaps the best room in the house for the beautiful varieties which have come to us from humid habitats. In addition few other locations in the house need the softness and greenness of plants to reduce the hardness of their surfaces.

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Garden Decor: Sundials

Sundials have been around for more than three thousand years. Their history dates back to the ancient Egypt. Shaped like a letter L, a comparison of the length of the shadow of the two lines of the L indicated the time of the day. The Romans took this ancient design and modified it into the sundial we know today.

Sundials were marked with hours and minutes. There were those that marked dates, seasons, and tides. With the invention of clocks, sundials became obsolete. These days sundials are mostly found in gardens as a part of the gardening décor. Sundials work according to the rotation of the earth in relation to the sun. The shadow of the gnomon travels 15 degrees every hour; this allows the sundial to be marked, determining the hour of the day.

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Lawncare In The Spring

After the winter is gone, you will need to perform regular lawncare in order to assure you have a beautiful lawn for the upcoming summer season. When you look at your lawn in spring it may be hard to visualize as it was in the height of its beauty the last time you mowed it in the fall. However, this chore is not as hard as you may think. Continue Reading

Planting In A Wildlife Garden

Wildlife can be enticed into the garden by providing a variety of habitats and sources of food. Ideally, the garden should contain a woodland area, a wild flower meadow and a pond, all features that can be adapted to fit into a small wildlife garden successfully. Make the most of the conditions that prevail in your garden. For example, a poor soil is ideal for growing a wild flower meadow, while a damp, shady area will suit many woodland plants.

Other good habitats include a pond and a dry stone wall or a pile of logs. You need plants that will supply pollen, nectar, berries and seeds. Wild flowers will also encourage many small creatures. Give structure to the garden with a natural stone path set in grass or a forest bark path winding through a grove of trees.

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