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Buxus

Buxus

Buxus (Box) is a popular shrub outdoors, but has only recently been accepted as a house plant. It is tolerant of cool conditions and draughts, producing a dense screen od shiny small leaves. There is an essential requirement – good light, especially in winter. Stand the pot outdoors in summer. These shrubs can be clipped and trained at any time of the year. The only danger is overwatering.

The popular Buxus sempervirens (Common Box) is an evergreen shrub growing to 5 m (16ft) by 5 m (16ft) at a slow rate. Common Box can be grown, but the small-leaved Box (Buxus microphylla) is a better choice. Slow growing – prune to keep in shape. Can be trimmed to decorative shapes.

Window Garden

Window Garden

Window Garden – If window boxes and hanging baskets are the only garden you have, make the most of them. It is wonderful that English pubs have gone so wholeheartedly for highly colored hanging baskets and window boxes. Many are truly splendid in their rich and varied plantings, but all the best ones have very deliberate color schemes. They are not simply a chaos of any old colors planted together.


If you like these cheerful displays, note down what plants have been used to create them and do the same at home.

Fall Displays: Seedheads And Bark

Fall Displays: Seedheads And Bark

Fall Displays: Seedheads And Bark – Many plants have wonderful seedheads, which can be just as attractive as flowers. Clematis tangutica and Clematis ‘Bill Mackenzie’ both produce large fluffy balls of silvery silk that look exquisite when lit by the sun, especially when growing up through a tree.

One of the few plants with brightly colored seedheads is Physalis alkekengi, the Chinese lantern. This perennial has vivid red or orange ‘paper lanterns’, which can be cut and used in dried arrangements. For a wildflower garden, teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) is a must: its shapely, architectural seedheads not only look imposing but provide valuable food for birds. Poppies and thistles also add interesting shapes to the garden.

Tillandsia

Tillandsia

Tillandsia – Species like tillandsia use the damaging particles to be found in the air to feed themselves. They represent the best quality due to the fact that one doesn’t have to find soil for them as they don’t need one. Additionally, their beautiful and unique appearance is flawless for the presence of every city or, let’s says each garden. They seem to bring light and life wherever they are positioned. When you want to add something special that would make your garden look amazing and attractive, you should opt of air plants. One can make some great combinations by mixing them with some sculptures or designs.You will definitely be astonished with the amazing result you will obtain. But one thing should be mind, make sure that it’s not be exposed to sun for too long.

How To Increase Your Harvest?

How To Increase Your Harvest?

How to increase your harvest? It is essential that you have an appropriate garden plan with you and you plan ahead before you start the process of gardening. You should ideally find the following yield increasing strategy useful:

1. Grow high value crops – The word ‘value’ is subjective from one individual to another. It differs from one person to the next. It makes sense to grow and invest in crops that are climate friendly and are well suited to the climate. It also matters if you are going to use the plant products (like herbs) for your own use.

Applications For Your Hedge Trimmers

Applications For Your Hedge Trimmers

Applications For Your Hedge Trimmers – There are plenty of different applications for your hedge trimmers, making them highly useful garden equipment and well worth the investment. If you have an old pair of trimmers collecting rust in your shed or you have been tossing up the purchase of a pair, these additional applications may just be the lure you need to get out in the garden and do some work.

Trimming bushes and hedges – Of course, the main application for your hedge trimmers is keeping your unruly bushes and hedges in check. If you didn’t regularly prune these plants back, they would quickly grow to uncontrollable proportions, possibly even covering up your house from view.