Garden Lighting For Perfect Look Of Your Backyard

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Desert Gardening: Create Your Summer Garden In The Desert

Desert Gardening: Create Your Summer Garden In The Desert -Most people think of the desert as a barren place filled with few animals and even fewer plants. If you did not grow More »

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

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5 Garden projects to take on this summer

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How To Use Rain Barrels For Your Garden

How To Use Rain Barrels For Your Garden

Although all plants need water, have you to consider conserving our tap water and use rain water instead for your garden? Imagine how much water goes down to the sewage every time we water our plants. Why not use rain water when they do the same benefits for your plants?

Aside from fertilizers and any other stuff that makes plants thrive, water is the most vital of all. Plants should be watered thoroughly everyday in order to be healthy and stay luscious at all times. This is why you need rain water. You will find out in this article the importance and the benefits you can get from rain water and from using it for your garden’s water needs.

Design Your Own Rose Garden

Design Your Own Rose Garden

The texture and the fullness of the rose is unlike any other flower, and they come in a wide variety of scents and colors that range from a very bright yellow to a dark deep red. It is curious that such a beautiful flower is also equipped with such a thorny stem. Roses originally came from the northern hemisphere, and there are over a hundred species growing in mostly temperate regions. Although the rose as been the flower of choice to express ones love for many years now, it was used originally for medicinal purposes in medieval times.

Rose gardens are not only one of the most beautiful types of flower gardens to have, they are without a doubt the most difficult to grow and maintain. This doesn’t mean one should not give it a try, it just means you should research the subject so you are well prepared. One of the biggest challenges you will run into when doing research on rose garden material is finding the time to continue searching.

Stevia Plant

Stevia Plant

Stevia is the herbaceous plant family with more than 200 species growing in the tropical and sub-tropical America, mostly Central and South and some parts of North. Stevia plant is evergreen shrub with soft green deeply veined leaves, that contains large amounts (up to 5% in dry weight) of stevioside – a sweetener estimated to be 300 times as sweet as sugar. Stevia the sweetener is regarded as the Stevia rebaudiana, both plant and leaves, which can be grown and used with or as tea (traditionally, it was paired with the yerba mate in many parts of South America) or powdered and dried as sugar substitute. It is not too difficult to grow, and with a very sweet raw leaf.

Feng Shui Of Your Garden

Feng Shui Of Your Garden

“The Ancient Art of Placement” called Feng Shui literally means ‘wind’ and ‘water.’ The Chinese believe this cosmic energy, called Chi or ‘the green dragon’s cosmic breath,’ is the life force energy that pervades human existence. The basic tenet of Feng Shui is to capture this vital energy creating balance and harmony in our environments. Feng Shui is predicated on the core belief that we, the earth, and every living thing on it are interconnected.

Feng Shui is the oldest form of gardening dating back several millennia to China. It is based on the philosophy that man and nature must live in harmony with one another and that all life is infused with the invisible energy called Chi. This force circulates throughout our environment and is essential to our well-being, health, and happiness. The Chinese sages believed that any man-made feature could affect the flow of Chi so established the rules of placement that are central to this philosophy.

Basil: The King Of Herbs

Basil: The King Of Herbs

One of the most popular herbs is Ocimum basilicum commonly called sweet basil. Often called the ‘king of herbs,’ basil can be grown indoors or outdoors. It originated in Asia, but now has become heavily used around the world. It is cultivated in more than 12 different varieties, some of which include Lemon Basil, Cinnamon Basil and Royal Basil. One of the most popular varieties of the basil herb is commonly referred to as Sweet Basil, because of its sweet aroma which derives from the essential oils founds in its leaves and stem. Sweet basil has inch-long, oval-pointed, dark green leaves and a clove-pepperish odour and taste. Sweet basil makes a handsome, bushy small plant, growing to a foot or more indoors. A purple-leafed variety, ‘Dark Opal’ is decorative, makes a lovely houseplant, and is equally useful in cookery. Do not let basil bloom, or it will go to seed. Instead, pinch out the plant tops and they will grow into compact little bushes.

Gardening In April

Gardening In April

Spring should now be in evidence, with daffodils in flower and blossom adorning trees. Expect the inevitable ‘April showers’ but the frequent sunny days and rising temperatures too make it perfect gardening weather. April is an exciting month, with indoor-sown seeds well into growth, and it’s also time to start sowing outdoors.

With the warmer sunny days – gardeners are out in force everywhere – April is the month we wait for all year. We get to enjoy all of the fruits (flowers) of our labor and planning. April is the most beautiful month of the year. The birds are chirping, and the garden is coming to life… Here you can read about top things to do in April: