Choosing Container Plants – The most important thing to consider when growing any plant in a container is the direction of the sun. In the northern hemisphere, if a patio faces south, it is sheltered, and the general climate is hot enough, heat-loving plants can be grown. If it faces north then you should concentrate on those plants that will flourish in a degree of shade.
Rain Forest Plants – Rain forest plants thrive in the humid climate of a rain forest. A large number of rain forest plants are used for making a wide range of medicines. Some of the most popular rain forest plants include orchids, passion flower, ferns, bougainvillea, bamboo, and banana plants.
Orchids are flowering rain forest plants, and insects are attracted to them due to their alluring colors and heavenly smell. Liana belongs to the category of vines that are found throughout the rain forests.
Space-Saving Gardening Methods For A Small Vegetable Gardens – The gardeners want good production from limited space which may even include containers on patios, decks or balconies. There are several space-saving gardening methods that may be used.
Old English gardeners devised the idea of interplanting vegetables to utilize space more fully. Interplanting means that a quick-growing, early maturing crop is planted between rows of a later-maturing crop that will later enlarge to fill the entire space. Continue Reading
Must-Have Garden Décor Items – Garden décor plays a crucial role in the overall beauty and functionality of a garden. Although today the list of décor items available in the market is endless leaving people spoilt for choice, below are four must-have garden décor items that every gardener should use – garden statues, garden ornaments, plants and planter boxes are a wonderful means of adding style and color to a garden.
The right garden statue can transform a bland and boring garden into a spectacular and attractive one. A garden statue can bring charm and a unique character to the typical garden.
How To Create Your Special Garden – Many of us want a beautiful garden to relax in and to show off to our neighbors or anyone who happens to pass by our house. When we get this great idea to landscape our yard we get the itch to start before our time – but before we start digging into the soil we first need to slow down, sit down, and design it. This means that all those plans in your head need to be put on paper.
Examine your yard (front and back) and imagine in your head what you want to see in your garden. Make a list of everything you want it to have. This list can include trees, flowers, herbs, shrubs, a fountain, and even a pond if you have enough space.
Bamboos belong to the grass family (Gramineae). They are evergreen with woody hollow stems called culms and narrow, handsome foliage. Bamboos make excellent architectural plants; even when used as screens or hedges, they make a dramatic statement in any garden.
They will grow in any dry, sheltered, shady spot and can create a lush tropical effect together with other evergreen shrubs. The tall vertical culms make interesting contrasts with the fronded foliage of ferns. Japanese anemones can be grown nearby, especially white ones such as Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Joubert’.