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Create A Tulip Garden

Create A Tulip Garden

Create A Tulip Garden – Tulips are one of the first flowers to take the spring stage. As the last drifts of snow seep into the soil, these bright signs of spring dance in the sunlight. However, you don’t have to wait for spring to grow tulips. Whether it lies in a bed, under a shrub, in the crevices of a rock garden or in a container, a tulip bulb is an underground flower factory just waiting to “spring up” from whatever soil it occupies.

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.

Puschkinia

Puschkinia

Puschkinia -It is strange that this close relative of the Bluebell is so rarely grown. Puschkinia is an excellent plant for the rockery – a trouble-free, low-growing plant which bears its attractive blooms early in the year. It spreads quite rapidly by means of offsets which can be used to increase your stock.


The species grown as a garden plant is Puschkinia scilloides (Striped Squill). Flowering in early spring, each stem carries about six flowers which are open starry bells – each petal is pale blue with a central dark blue stripe. Colorful and easy, yet hardly known by gardeners.

Importance Of Backyard Landscaping

Importance Of Backyard Landscaping

Importance Of Backyard Landscaping – Backyard landscaping is absolutely vital if you own your home. There is nothing quite like a groomed and cared for garden. If you really want to feel your home as being your ‘fortress’, you’d better start thinking about your individual style of backyard landscaping. It is a process that will take some time, but will make your backyard look really amazing!
The first thing you need to start with, is check which kind of backyard landscape you like to have in your garden. There are a lot of styles: you can have the garden full of trees, flower beds, vegetable beds. But plants take a lot of time to look after. If you are one of those hard-workers, who spend their entire day in full-time activities, you’d better start working on another backyard landscaping project.


Mediterranean Gardens

Mediterranean Gardens

Mediterranean gardens typically features a combination of formal and rustic. These styles reproduce the dramatic landscape associated with Italy, Spain and Greece.


Whilst not all areas are lucky enough to have the Mediterranean climate, it is possible to maintain the native Mediterranean plants with the correct soil improvement and protection during the coldest months. Mulching, composting and improved drainage will help as will covering plants with straw during frost or bringing pots inside.

Myrtle Plant

Myrtle Plant

Myrtle (Myrtus) has been grown as a decorative plant for thousands of years and yet it is still a rarity indoors. The small oval leaves are shiny and aromatic – the white flowers appear in large numbers in summer. In the fall the purple berries appear. In midwinter, many of the shoots are crowned by a series of radiating pink stems that are themselves topped with small heather-pink stars. These are immature fruits that eventually berry into purple-black, but in their unformed state they brighten the foliage and give this ancient, egg-shaped evergreen extra sparkle.