Plants For Colorful Spring Garden – Spring is that season when suddenly the days seem to get longer, the sun comes out a little more and occasionally you get to sit in the garden without freezing. More importantly you can start clearing up the garden, doing the last bits of pruning and look forward to plants coming to life. But of course flowers have already started to show in the garden and there is nothing better than doing your gardening amongst big swathes of daffodils and tulips.
Spring bulbs are the one sure way of getting really early color into your spring garden. Plants such as narcissus ‘February Gold’ do what they say on the packet, consistently flowering in early February and sometimes even in January.
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
What To Do In The Garden During June? June is the month when things really do start to hot up in the garden. Roses are in bloom, fruit is beginning to form, and the vegetable garden starts to offer up its bounty for harvest. Long warm nights mean we start to use the garden as an extension of our homes but during the day there are plenty of jobs to be getting on with.
In the flower garden
If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to create a decorative hanging basket display in your flower garden. As the risk of frost is over, you can plant it up right now and hang it straight outside.
Colors For Your Spring Garden – Here is a general description of spring perennials/annuals for your spring garden.
Perennials for spring color garden
Ajuga Plants – Purplish/brownish in color grown for their foliage easy to grow and propagate. Can be used as ground cover.
Black Eyed Susan – Usually yellow daisy like blooms with large black center they do better in full sun. Continue Reading
How To Prepare Your Grounds For The Spring Planting? As this extended winter bleeds into spring, many homeowners are upset that they have had to put spring gardening plans on hold. With snow still rolling through the eastern parts of the country, it’s no time to begin the soil management and heavy handed yard work that comes with proper landscape design and garden management, right? This isn’t the case, as there are a bevy of landscaping and gardening procedures that you can get a jump on in the late winter early spring. The following are a few of these procedures that will allow you to begin preparing your landscape design now, rather than wait for a spring that keeps feeling a little farther away.
Flamboyant Azaleas For Spring Containers – Azaleas and other rhododendrons are extremely easy to grow in containers. In their native habitats they are woodland plants, so they perform best in acid soil and in dappled shade; they do not like very hot, dry, summer weather. Ideally, you should grow them by themselves, or that you avoid disturbing their roots too frequently.
Most azaleas flower for just a few weeks in late spring, but they are most useful for filling an awkward gap in the gardening calendar, after the bulb season has finished but before the summer flowers begin.