Create Your Apartment Garden

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Pumpkins For Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns

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Designing A Flower Garden

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Garden Lighting For Perfect Look Of Your Backyard

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Desert Gardening: Create Your Summer Garden In The Desert

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Roses: Month-By-Month Care Guide

Roses: Month-By-Month Care Guide

Although roses come in different varieties, each with specific needs, the following month-by-month care guide will give you general tips to keep your rosebushes healthy all year long:

January: If you haven’t done it yet, cover the ground next to your rosebush with mulch or snow to prevent the root from freezing.

February: If the ground is dried out but not frozen, water your rosebush. Do so in the middle of the day, which is usually the warmest time, to prevent freezing.

Mahonia

Mahonia

Mahonia is a small fully hardy perennial evergreen shrub native to China with yellow flowers in late winter and early spring. This plant has everything going for it: an elegant, architectural look, evergreen toughness, some drought tolerance, adaptability to substantial sun or shade, and – best of all – large sprays of the brightest, sunniest yellow flowers imaginable, appearing from late November through January.

The genus contains about 70 species of evergreen shrubs, which are rather similar to Berberis – in fact, some botanists would like to unite the genera. Most have deliciously scented flowers, but their prime use is to fill inhospitable sites. It grows well in shade and semi-shade, and prefers medium levels of water.

Garrya Elliptica

Garrya Elliptica

Garrya elliptica makes a remarkably indestructible and attractive evergreen shrub on free-draining soil. It is at its best from midwinter to early spring when it is covered by a mass of dangling grey-green catkins, 15-20 cm (6-8 in) long. If you want even longer catkins, choose ‘James Roof’.

Garrya elliptica can also be grown as a dense bushy hedge, but should only be pruned and kept in shape once the display of catkins has finished. It grows ell in seaside gardens, but does not make a windbreak because it needs a sheltered position. When exposed to a flaying wind, it suffers badly.

The Mini Garden Canned Plants

The Mini Garden Canned Plants

Different mini garden canned plants need different types of care. There are mini garden canned plants that grow well when there is too much heat. Cactus is one of the examples of these plants. You will often see them in deserts. They are capable of storing a large amount of water in its body that is why it never runs out of it when drought comes. However, this species will die when there are continuous rainfalls in the place where it is situated. It is not the best plant to grow if it is the winter season.

You have to carefully choose what mini garden canned plant is best for you. Remember that mini garden canned plants play a very important role in the lives of human beings. It is just right to take care of them properly and never let it wither just because you are not aware that these plants will not fit your personality. Below are the characteristics of mini garden canned plants that are best to grow in backyards of ordinary homes.

Chlorophytum

Chlorophytum

Chlorophytum is one of the most popular of all house plants. This popularity is not surpraising – it is quick growing with attractive arching leaves, and in spring ans summer the cascading wiry stems produce small white flowers followed by tiny plantlets. Left on the mother plant, these plantlets grow to give an attractive display, especially in a hanging basket. Removed from the mother plant they can be used to produce new plants.

Above all the Spider Plant has the prime requirement for popularity – it is extremely adaptable. It will grow in hot or cool rooms, in sun or shade and doesn’t mind dry air.

Thyme – The Herb For Your Garden And Kitchen

Thyme – The Herb For Your Garden And Kitchen

A well-known and important herb, common thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is a perennial subshrub and is still used in the kitchen after many centuries to flavour meat, fish and vegetable dishes, in bouquets garni. It is a charming, attractive plant for the herb container. There is a number of thymes that can be used in the kitchen including T. herba-barona, with the scent of caraway traditionally used to flavour a baron of beef, and some creeping thymes.

Thyme is a shrubby perennial with small, oval, narrow, grey-green leaves, long, woody, branched stems, and sturdy roots. This plant blooms in mid-summer and has lavender-pink flowers that occur in small clusters. The flowers attract bees and the honey produced is highly valued. The leaves are very aromatic. Leaves, stems, and flowers may all be eaten.