Green Walls In Your Garden

A green wall is basically a vertical garden bed. Green walls are a relatively new trend, that is not only space efficient but equally productive as traditional ground based gardens.

Green walls or vertical gardens are a great alternative for gardening in small backyards, and is an ideal solution to the general increase in higher density living. Many new developments now see green walls specified by building designers and architects as the walls can become an integral part of the house design, not only offering produce but also providing shade, privacy and natural cooling to the dwelling.

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Seasonal Spring Flowers For The Garden

Seasonal Spring Flowers For The Garden – Which flowers are in season during the spring depends greatly on your climate zone and weather conditions. In warmer areas the earliest flowers will show their color before winter wheezes its last breath. The most prominent spring flowers are those that come from bulbs. They arrive in wonderfully pastel colors from the first pure white snowdrops to low growing lilac, mauve or yellow crocuses, closely followed by delicate cyclamens, sometimes showing through a skiff of snow. Continue Reading

Violas In Early Spring Garden

Violas In Early Spring Garden – The traditional viola, long-famed for its fragrance, produces scented blue or white flowers in early spring garden. Do not expect the perennial violas to produce the large and colorful blooms associated with the pansies and violas grown in parks and gardens as bedding plants. The old-fashioned violets, once so popular and now uncommon, produce blooms which are 1/2 in. or 1 in. in diameter. Continue Reading

Choosing And Planting Trees For The Garden

Choosing And Planting Trees For The Garden – Trees can make or break a garden design. Too many of them, or unsuitable kinds, can rob the garden of light and the soil of food and moisture, making it impossible to grow anything else very well. A few well placed trees that are well chosen can give a garden distinction and provide a welcome summer shaded area. Large trees, such as oak, poplar, beech, willow, cedar, pine and fir, should only be chosen for larger gardens. You can, however, find some of these in a form that will be acceptable in a smaller garden. Continue Reading

Plants And Jobs In January Garden

Plants And Jobs In January Garden – Now that Christmas is over, us gardeners are resigned to a couple of months of dark cold days when the garden looks very sparse, before new plants and shoots begin to appear. However, there is always something you can do in January, even if it’s indoors. Take stock of your January garden and do some planning for the year ahead. Look through seed and plant catalogues. Sketch out a plan for this year’s vegetable patch and decide what you will grow. Outdoors, now is a good time to get on with a bit of garden maintenance while shrubs are bare and borders have died down and you can see clearly what needs to be done. Continue Reading

5 Tips to decorating with calatheas

Indoor plants are becoming a huge trend to homeowners today. After all, they make a good addition to your home by making look green and stylish. Indoor plants to tend to make one’s home looking fresh and comfortable to live in. Even in the office, indoor plants are known to help in destressing. So it is only natural that a lot of us would like to include some indoor plants in our personal spaces. Continue Reading