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

Is it better to have a small garden where you can’t fit anything or a large garden that you can’t fill? We’ve found that, although great, having a large garden can be More »

Why Your Pumpkin Farm Needs A Steel Building

It is never too early to start thinking about pumpkin season as before you know it, October will be here and pumpkin season will be in full swing! Pumpkin season can mean More »

 

Solomon’s Seal: Planting And Care

Solomon’s Seal: Planting And Care

Solomon’s Seal: Planting And Care – Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum) is a shade-loving plant which will thrive in the shadow of trees and shrubs in a mixed border or in the semi-wild garden. The oval leaves clasp the arching stems, providing a graceful and decorative effect even before the bell-like flowers appear in early summer. The green-tipped white blooms are about 1 in. long – small pendent clusters lining the upper part of the stems. The flowering stems are popular with flower arrangers for indoor decoration.

4 Benefits of Concrete Driveways Over Asphalt

4 Benefits of Concrete Driveways Over Asphalt

Concrete driveways cost somewhat more than asphalt driveways. However, there are a number of benefits to having a concrete driveway over an asphalt one. Here are 4 benefits of concrete driveways over asphalt.

Container-Friendly Garden

Container-Friendly Garden

Container-Friendly Garden – Running short on garden space or living in a small urban apartment should not necessarily stop you from having a thriving and beautiful garden. You can actually turn any available place into a gardening spot – from balconies and rooftops to windowsills and empty walls. Growing plants in containers provide numerous opportunities for gardeners with limited space. You can go even further and grow your own veggies and fruits and to experience the flavor and the benefits of home-grown food. With a few pots and the right plants, you can create your own container-friendly garden.

Scabiosa

Scabiosa

Scabiosa (Scabious) – Scabiosa is one of the best, easy-to-grow garden flowers that you can add to your garden. It does not produce an abundance of blooms at any one time, and yet it remains a favorite herbaceous border perennial. There are two basic reasons for its popularity – flowering begins in late June and continues until the first frosts arrive, and the large flowers are excellent for arranging indoors. The frilly-edged ‘pincushions’, blue or white and up to 4 in. across, last a longtime in water and can also be dried for winter decoration.

Planting Climbers In Mediterranean Gardens

Planting Climbers In Mediterranean Gardens

Planting Climbers In Mediterranean Garden – One thing you see lots of in Mediterranean gardens is climbers. They grow them up the walls or over a pergola on the back of the house – some of the pergolas are wonderful, with the ’roof’ just made out of rough branches all tangled with knobbly grape-vines and bunches of fruit dripping down. 

Growing Peas

Growing Peas

Growing Peas – Peas (Pisum sativum) are one of the commonest and most loved garden vegetables, but they can be maddeningly difficult to grow because they are as popular with birds and mice as they are with humans. They can be difficult to germinate; they do not relish cold soils; and there is no point in sowing them early, particularly in a cold spring, for the mice will have more time to find them and the seeds are prey to fungus and bacterial diseases.