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

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Planting A Spring Bulbs

Planting A Spring Bulbs

A true bulb is formed from fleshy leaves or leaf bases, and often consists of concentric rings of scales attached to a basal plate. True bulbs include the daffodrils, reticulata irises and tulips. If provided with enough nutrients, they will often flower for many years.

There are bulbs for all seasons of the year but their glory is in spring when they epitomise the regrowth of a world that has seemed dead all winter. Among the first are the snowdrops (Galanthus) with snowy-white flowers and trim clumps of leaves.

How To Keep Soil Healthy?

How To Keep Soil Healthy?

Soil is a composition of weather-beaten rock, minerals, decayed plant materials and other organic ingredients. All this takes a long time to develop, but can be damaged by our action or neglect in a single season. Plants can obtain nutrients from the soil using their roots and change them to usable materials to grow new roots, leaves and flowers.

All gardeners are to be custodians of the soil, taking the time to replace food and other elements as they are used. We need to treat it like we want to be treated, not like dirt.

Healthy soil should contain a mix of air, water, nutrients and organic matter. We can protect this mixture by:

Bromeliads

Bromeliads

The native home of the Bromeliads is the American jungle, where they dwell among the Orchids in the trees or on the forest floor. Some Bromeliads are grown for the beauty of their foliage and there are others which are admired for the beauty of their flowers. a few, such as popular Aechmea fasciata and Vriesea splendens, belong in both camps. These dual-purpose plants are cultivated for both their attractive foliage and bold flower-heads.

The usual pattern is a rosette of leathery, strap-like foliage and a flower-head which arises on a stalk from the cup-like centre of this rosette. It may take several years to reach the flowering stage, but the display may last for several months. Once the flower-head fades the rosette of leaves starts to die and is replaced by the offsets at the base.

Collect All Benefits From Indoor Plants

Collect All Benefits From Indoor Plants

Indoor gardening has many benefits. Indoor plants can brighten a room, provide moisture to the dry indoor winter air, and also supply oxygen during the day. You don’t have to have green thumb to grow indoor plants; there are some low maintenance plants available. Indoor gardening can be an extension of your outdoor gardening, filling in the gardening void experienced in the winter time.

Indoor plant pots. There are many different plant pots to choose from. Choose pots that reflect your decorating style. If you can’t find the perfect pot you can always make your own or improvise. As long as the object you choose can hold water and soil and has drainage holes, it will work.

Growing Peaches

Growing Peaches

Natural to South Asia and China, the peach is a deciduous tree. The fruit that is born from the tree is a relative of the nectarine clan and consists of fuzzy feeling skins, having been created from the dominant allele. The actual calories in peach are just 36 and the produce is made up of 79% liquid.

Flowers tend to grow during the earlier phase of spring, when the weather in their native lands is just right. The trees span from 4 to 10 meters high and the leaves can be as long as 7 – 16cm with broad veins. There is a big pip in the center which is red-brown in color, oval in shape and approximately 2 centimeters long. It is surrounded by a woody type of husk. The produce has a yellowy flesh, understated scent and a smooth skin which can be easily bruised.

Essentials For The Gardening Shed

Essentials For The Gardening Shed

The right tool can help make any job easier and the garden is no exception. Gardening is an incredibly enjoyable activity, but if you don’t want to end up sore, blistered or itching, it’s important to be properly prepared before you begin. Here are some essential items that you shoud keep in your garden shed:

Gardener’s First-Aid Kit. The most important thing in your shed is first-aid kit for common garden emergencies including sunburn, bug bites, cuts, and poison ivy, oak or sumac. Every gardener dreads poison ivy because the itch can last for weeks. A tiny brush against one of these plants can cause a whole lot of itch, but it doesn’t have to with the help of one of the best products, Cortaid® Poison Ivy Care Treatment Kit. It can be used to defend against an outbreak, help to prevent spreading and treat an itchy reaction.