Plants In The Kitchen

The kitchen is second only to the living room as the most popular place for indoor plants – more than half have at least one pot or plant trough. This popularity is not really surprising as there are several factors which make the kitchen a good place for many foliage plants and flowers. Some members of the family may spend much of the day here and the moist environment is beneficial for most plants. In addition the somewhat clinical appearance of white or pastel units, steel sinks etc can be softened and enlivened by the presence of colorful plants.

By far the most popular spot for kitchen plants is the windowsill. There is usually a hotch-potch of types – African Violets next to recently-rooted cuttings, pots of cacti next to bulbs in bowls, sickly plants taken from other rooms next to primulas and ivies.

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Azalea

Two sorts of Azalea are widely available as flowering pot plants. The Indian azalea (Rhododendron simsii) is by far the most popular one – the less usual type is the Japanese Azalea (Rhododendron obtusum). Both are dwarf shrubs which grow about 1-1½ ft high.

Countless Indian Azaleas are bought every year at Christmas time to provide decoration during the holiday season and into The New Year. When buying a plant pick one with a few open flowers and a mass of buds. Without correct care the flowers wilt and the leaves drop in a week or two. The secret of keeping a plant in bloom for many weeks and capable of coming back into flower the following year is to keep it wet (not just moist), distinctly cool and brightly lit. Remove faded flowers promptly.

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Spring Garden Styles

It doesn’t matter what kind of spring garden style you have, whether it is smart and modern, stark and minimalist or wonderfully old-fashioned, there is always room for a strong display of spring plants. The secret is choosing the most suitable plants for your preferred style, and then finding the right position. Many gardeners find themselves moving plants two or three times before they are in the right position. Thereafter they should quickly flourish.

Gardens in formal style have strong, clearly defined, regular shapes, and the plants have clearly fixed positions. Geometrically regular, with lavish style and symmetry -that is how French gardens look like. Chaotic jungles they are not! When planting out bulbs like tulips, for example, aim for large, solid displays with equal spacing between each bulb. impressive order is the keynote.

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Old Time Gardens

Old Time Gardens – If you look at the typical suburban garden now a days you will probably find a large yard of green grass with a couple of planting beds spread out here and there, maybe a tree or two but still a lot of green grass. There is not the type of garden you would expect to have seen a hundred years ago.

A hundred years ago the yards were much different than today there was some lawn but because there were no gas powered mowers they were maintained by push reel mowers so the idea behind a large carpet of grass was not high on the wish list of most home owners.

 

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Successful Garden Design With Some Landscaping Tips

Successful Garden Design With Some Landscaping Tips – People blessed with a large garden area have the option to decorate and add a variety of unique features to it. Garden landscaping is the process of making the garden more attractive by adding trees, flowers, and other special features.

Here are some ideas for garden landscaping – with these landscaping tips and tricks, your garden is sure to be a place that is perfect for relaxing and rejuvenating.

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Garden Bridges

Garden bridges conveys out your imaginative styles. These accents give a more personalized touch in your garden enlightening your factual character and personality. Your garden has its own character as well in view of the fact that it also reflects your own personal taste and manner. Even the visual impression and all the choices and decisions you made in styling your garden are yours. Having a garden bridge in a backyard is an influence of peace and harmony. Tranquil locations are often used for meditation and rejuvenation. For that reason, an excellent way to stay connected in the privacy of your home while rejuvenating and meditating is to craft your own quiet place in your backyard. Garden bridges give serenity to the entire garden as well as it evokes peaceful feelings and clear dispositions.

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