Garden Decor: Sundials

Sundials have been around for more than three thousand years. Their history dates back to the ancient Egypt. Shaped like a letter L, a comparison of the length of the shadow of the two lines of the L indicated the time of the day. The Romans took this ancient design and modified it into the sundial we know today.

Sundials were marked with hours and minutes. There were those that marked dates, seasons, and tides. With the invention of clocks, sundials became obsolete. These days sundials are mostly found in gardens as a part of the gardening décor. Sundials work according to the rotation of the earth in relation to the sun. The shadow of the gnomon travels 15 degrees every hour; this allows the sundial to be marked, determining the hour of the day.

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Lawncare In The Spring

After the winter is gone, you will need to perform regular lawncare in order to assure you have a beautiful lawn for the upcoming summer season. When you look at your lawn in spring it may be hard to visualize as it was in the height of its beauty the last time you mowed it in the fall. However, this chore is not as hard as you may think. Continue Reading

Choosing Container Plants

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.


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Rain Forest Plants

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.

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Space-Saving Gardening Methods For A Small Vegetable Gardens

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

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.

Garden statues

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.

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