Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:52:50 -0600
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:46:11 -0600What is sustainability and what does it mean to the prepping community. These ideas from the past are relevant again and probably more important than ever.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:09:55 -0600Children love to get their hands in the dirt and emulate what the adults are doing. Working side by side with your child creates memories and teaches life lessons. Show them the value of growing plants and they will be lifelong gardeners.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:33:52 -0600With February being the rainiest month of the year in southern California and the ground already saturated by January downpours, gardeners need to take into account the wet weather when planning their garden activities this month. Prune Rose Bushes: After the chance of frost has past, February is the time to prune rose bushes. Pruning when there is still the possibility of frost can cause damage to any new growth.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:40:57 -0600If you have a garden and you love seeing it bloom and prosper, you are lucky. Should you ever find it a little stressful and hard to devote the time, you can always hire one of the many gardeners to look after the place for you.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:41:56 -0600Know the importance of micronutrients and get them right to attain a perfect yield. We have elaborated all the essential nutrients for you to understand in depth and work on the deficiencies.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:42:19 -0600Astro Turf for gardens is a wonderful choice. It is not as expensive to develop as a natural lawn nor is it tedious to maintain. Astro Turf for gardens along with bonded resin driveway would look more elegant and aesthetically impressive. Artificial grass installers can plan precisely in accordance with the space you have at your property. Irrespective of the shape of the space available you can have a green landscape for as small or as large an area you want.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:59:19 -0600No matter if you are installing a new lawn or even pondering on revitalizing your existing one, the region you live in determines the specific types of grass that will not just grow but thrive. Growing the right grass will save you time and money in the long run.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:27:22 -0600Where should you put your new shed? Some useful pointers on finding the best place for your garden building.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:17:41 -0600If your pond has been taken over by lily pads, you have a problem on your hand. It can be incredibly hard to get rid of these. Have you ever wondered why the removal of these beautifully looking lily pads can be so difficult?
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:03:30 -0600Aquatic weeds or aquatic plants as you may refer them can add beauty to the pond or a lake until the time their growth is out of control. But once these plants grow excessively they pose nuisance to the swimmers and marine life especially fish that can be choked out by extremely thick weed beds. Though, this may just look like any other ordinary plant, but these weeds do have a detrimental effect on ornamental pond and lake frontages.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:09:21 -0600Are your plants looking a little down? Too yellow, faded or easily disturbed? As a novice gardener, your biggest challenge to developing a healthy plant family is learning to identify plant nutritional deficiencies. Even experienced gardeners still have trouble figuring out what is going wrong with their plants. Learning to identify plant nutritional deficiencies is a significant step towards anticipating any problems your plants may have and thus helping to protect your plant investments. Here are some tips for learning to identify plant nutritional deficiencies so that your garden can thrive.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:14:39 -0600While January and winter weather means an end to gardening activities in many parts of the United States, it is prime time to plant in southern California. Plant fruit trees: A variety of bare root fruit trees are at nurseries ready to be planted in January. Varieties include apricot, blueberries, plum, apple, pear, peach and raspberries trees.
Sat, 17 Dec 2016 10:50:41 -0600Having a lawn or garden is something that many homeowners really want. When you spend much of every single day in an urban environment where concrete, smoke, and artificial lighting and vegetation are ever present, it can be such a welcome, refreshing sensation to come home to a space where you can bask in the open evening sky, feel the cool breeze, and breathe in clean, fresh air while enjoying the sight of your green grass and other plants. However, not all homeowners can have this luxury mainly because they won't have all day, every...
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:27:27 -0600Tips on attracting hedgehogs to your garden. Includes advice on food, shelter and safety.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:31:09 -0600December is the ideal month to take time off from gardening and enjoy the holidays, but for those who love to garden regardless of the season, there is still plenty to do. Turn Off Automatic Sprinklers: Most cities ban watering for 48 hours after a rain but you can usually wait longer to begin watering again. Rain usually saturates the soil much better than sprinklers.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:24:37 -0600Gardening offers many benefits, whether you have an expansive yard with room for huge flower and vegetable beds, or if you live in an apartment with a small balcony just large enough for a few containers. Aesthetically, a well-tended garden is pleasing to look at, for you the gardener and for your friends and neighbors. You will enjoy just looking at the rewards of your labor, and the compliments from your neighbors will add to your satisfaction.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:43:42 -0600Owing to its close resemblance to the real grass and many other advantages, artificial grass is much in demand. If you are one among those who want to have greenery around, but cannot afford time to maintain it you should consider buying synthetic turfs.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:02:37 -0600Setting up a healthy flower garden requires a lot of money, effort, and time. However, homeowners don't enjoy the fascinating appeal of the flowers because most flower gardens don't reach their full potential of three years especially when focusing on perennial flowers. Maintaining flower garden is therefore a necessary step as it helps in keeping a healthy garden by attracting beneficial insects such as bees to the garden.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 10:44:10 -0500I have always found The Black Currant a good crop to grow. I have five on my plot. They are quite easy to grow without many pest, however they will need netting against birds. The bush is very profitable crop. I harvest them, freeze and eat every day with strewed apple for my breakfast.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:51:48 -0500Grow tents are fabric boxes that are coated with heat and light reflective material on the inside. The tents offer control over indoor growing and work very well when incorporated with the right ventilation, bed materials and grow lights as well as nutrients for the plants being grown. Setting up an indoor cultivation system that is bound to be effective enough means that all these important components ought to work together. But the tent offers the overall protection to the indoor plants and hence it should be selected carefully for optimum results to be achieved.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:07:36 -0500Garden rooms make great additions to the garden and they also provide you or your family with that extra space that can be used for a number of reasons. You can make a garden hideout for your children so they have some place to play when out in the garden or you can choose to have a garden room that is a gym, studio or small office where you can get your work done. Whatever your needs for the garden room, you definitely will want to achieve the best in terms of putting it together. A few tips can prove helpful in ensuring that you design a functional room in your garden without necessarily making the garden look overdone or overcrowded.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:43:10 -0500November is the ideal time to add to your landscape and garden. The weather is not too hot and not too cold, perfect for outdoor activity. November is also the start of the rainy season in southern California, and with any luck, rainy weather this month will help new plants take root.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:17:48 -0500The fields of indoor and outdoor decor have evolved a lot today. Today, people want to increase the visual appeal of their home magically from simple and affordable things. It is these simple things that make a big difference to your property. While we are talking about affordable and elegant decor items can garden flags be left far behind? These flags can be easily installed at any place in your area, and you will be delighted to see the quick transformation in the ambience of your home.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:34:06 -0500In this article, we introduce the best weed pulling tools available for amateur gardeners and farmers. Weeding is something every amateur gardener should be careful about. Weeds can't be completely eliminated if you leave even a part of the root and stem embedded in the soil. With the kind of nutrients available in the soil of a regular garden, these sturdy little growths will sprout back in a matter of weeks, as if they were never gone in the first place! It's clear that weeds need to be removed fully, root and branch.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:36:23 -0500Plants naturally need light to thrive and when you are growing them indoors or in a greenhouse, LED grow lights are some of the best considerations you can make. Horticultural growers today rely on the benefits of these lights to grow plants and there are so many options available in the market. The long life and efficiency of the LED grow lights are among the factors that make them popular among the users. They make very good alternatives to natural light as far as indoor plants go.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:53:42 -0500One of the best ways you can conserve water and support the native California ecosystem is by replacing your lawn with California native plants. This isn't just good for the environment, however. Thanks to drought-tolerant natives, these plants are also good for your wallet. AND, it so happens that the best time to plant these plants is during the Autumn.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 13:28:51 -0500Controlling weeds is perhaps the most difficult thing, sometimes the most obnoxious species of weeds need attention and caution while uprooting or killing them. There are two methods by which weeds can be uprooted ie. Chemical controls and by manual removing of weeds Manual uprooting of weeds is extremely difficult and it would be unfair to say that it can completely be eliminated from the roots.
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 11:50:52 -0500Ventilation and protection very often goes together it's a super combination for any plant container. A container that is flexible, you can fold or roll up and store it if needed and last for many years!
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:08:32 -0500Just when your summer garden's best days are behind it, October comes along and a new planting season begins in southern California. Here's what to plant.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:34:57 -0500Algae is perhaps the most annoying thing that one witnesses in his / her pond. In addition to this, algae also spoils the look of your pond and the nearby surroundings. You will also feel foul smell emanating from the pond and deplete oxygen for the aquatic species in pond.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:10:40 -0500As the term indicates, aquatic herbicides are chemicals specifically prescribed for use in water to kill or control the growth of aquatic plants. These herbicides can be sprayed directly on floating plants or can be applied in conjunction with the water. To reduce their need, individuals needs to implement best management practices for their property.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:48 -0500Designing a home garden can be tedious. Here's some helpful tips on how I designed my perfect garden in the front of our house.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:20:28 -0500The sun is bright and shining in the sky and you may feel the urge to enjoy this summer time with your family and friends. Well, this is the feeling with many of us to go out in a beautiful lush green garden and enjoy some qualitative time with family.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:41:16 -0500There is one fruit, which is a favourite among many people - the strawberry. Your children love the delicious red pieces, and you like them for the fact that you can include them in several dessert recipes, and overall it seems like whenever there are fresh strawberries, people are happy.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:12:48 -0500When you are thinking of giving a transformation to your outdoor space, you might think to install artificial grass in it. These fake grasses, in the recent years, have gained a lot of buzz and they are considered to be the best alternate option when you have a plan to create a lush green garden. Everything has pros and cons and so is the case with artificial turf.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:36:34 -0500While most of the nation begins to see cooler weather in September, southern California is often faced with hot, dry Santa Ana winds that make it a challenge to keep a garden green, hydrated and producing. Don't Overwater Despite Sagging Leaves: Droopy vegetable leaves are common during Santa Ana wind events. The leaves sag during the day but come back to life in the evening after winds typically calm down.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:52:44 -0500This is Saturday evening and you are in your garden maintaining it. Well, this could be tiresome as you might consider it a time consuming task to water or mow your garden on a regular basis. While you are planning to enjoy your weekends with your friends or family on an outing, your garden seems to act as a spoiler for you.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:36:53 -0500A beautiful house with a beautiful garden is something which most of us desire for. The fact that growing natural grass in a garden is not an easy task. It requires things which are beyond our control like soil texture in that region, climatic conditions and similar other natural factors. But due to the advent of technology, we have this stunning alternate option, artificial grass.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:03:16 -0500In the recent years, we have seen a surge of artificial grass in almost every sphere of our life. They have proven their feasibility for personal as well as corporate areas. A few to name are home gardens, corporate parks, playgrounds in schools and colleges and for other recreational parks.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:03:32 -0500When you are planning to decorate your garden, then there are a lot of things which come into mind and one such thing is the lush green grass. Since inception, we have been in love with the serene and calm nature surrounding us, which is the reason why we love having beautiful gardens around us.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:06:12 -0500With summers knocking at the door, you might feel the urge to revamp your interiors and exteriors. Most of us want to make our living space, i.e. our dream home a beautiful place. We do a lot of changes in and around just because we love doing it as changes create a different world and it keeps us live, animated and cheerful.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:39:41 -0500Property owners that have nice looking yards tend to be more pleased with the property they are living in. Owning a garden that looks nice, healthy, and hygienic doesn't only make most properties look beautiful, in fact, it can have a bigger impact on an individual's life than someone might think. That is why everyone should ensure that their garden is completely clean. You may decide to do that alone or get professional Gardening Services.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:45:54 -0500Your garden area is a beautiful and most important place where you can enjoy the beautiful sunny day, relax your mind and body and spend some quality time with your family. If you are thinking of creating a beautiful garden, then here are the 5 best reasons to choose artificial grass for it.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:21:42 -0500A lush and green lawn is a wonderful sight to behold but many homeowners believe a green lawn is difficult to achieve, let alone maintain. Below are a handful of simple tips homeowners can follow to establish a terrific lawn and maintain it. Eliminate and prevent weeds before they sprout Weeds are a big sore eye for any homeowner who has a lawn.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:34:31 -0500There are several among us who believe it is time to change our living habits, which includes using organic gardening supplies. Since we know what type of chemicals are being sprayed on our foods, there are many people who won't ever return to that again. It's one of many explanations why a lot of farms are switching to a naturally grown crop.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:45:01 -0500Average temperatures in southern California are at their highest in August making it a challenging month to keep gardens looking their best. Remove Nonproducing Vegetable Plants: We sometime continue to water vegetables plants that have produced little or no vegetables. By August, most vegetables planted in spring have already yielded a sizable crop.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:50:05 -0500Everybody loves plants but not all like the idea of growing and taking care of the same. However, this is mainly because people are largely ignorant of the blessings that plants offer to us on an everyday basis.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:28 -0500Planting a bee friendly garden will not only provide hours of entertainment to your house cat looking out the window, bees will also pollinate your vegetable garden, fruit trees, and bushes. Bee pollination will help your garden plants and trees grow larger and more tasty fruits and vegetables.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:16:08 -0500To grow your plants properly, you should make sure that your plants can get enough water. And the garden drip irrigation system does a great help. So I am going to show you how to use the garden irrigation.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:01:19 -0500High salinity soils are a worldwide problem. There are many solutions to high salinity soils and 4 of the most common solutions are discussed in this article.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:02:47 -0500You may think that plants only need water but the truth is that they need much more. There are different ways to look after your garden without using thousands of litres of water per day. Here are some ways that you may find helpful.
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:11:52 -0500The best solution which can tolerate the harsh weather condition efficiently is the Poly tunnel. You can buy the one for your residential property- if you have a garden in your home. Several other types of businesses also buy these tunnels for varied storage needs.
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:00:07 -0500It was my first time visiting the boyfriend at his home. I was so nervous that I think will pee or collapse on the floor, whichever will come first. While left along the in their living room, I look around.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:38:05 -0500If there are debris in the garden, it is time for you to throw them out. Don't ignore the lawn and the pond. Remove any weeds from the garden and put them in a pile to create a compost that could be used when gardening. Dig up the soil in the garden and flowerbeds to make sure it doesn't harden. If you cannot do this yourself, it is time to find a gardening service.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:20:54 -0500The earliest gardens were grown for practical uses. They grew herbs or vegetables. When man became more civilized an upper class emerged that could enjoy decorative gardens. They had servants or slaves to do all the gardening.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:47:02 -0500There are several species of Trichoderma fungi that are used as biofertilizers. In this post, we'll talk about the most commonly used Trichoderma. We'll also talk about the benefits of using Trichoderma for farming, agriculture and home gardening.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:20:17 -0500The goal of every gardener is to grow healthier, more productive plants. Beneficial microorganisms will help you grow bigger, healthier plants. This article will show you how to use beneficial microbes, biofertilizers, in your garden.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:06:09 -0500Did you know that pesticides do far more harm than good? My personal experience as a home gardener shows that, even in the face of crop loss, pesticide-free gardening is both practical and effective.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:26:41 -0500A buffering agent helps prevent a rapid change in pH of a solution when other substances are added or mixed with the solution. For example, most shampoos are buffered so that they are slightly acidic.
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:11:37 -0500One of the world's largest flowers is also one of the world's stinkiest. Yet, people flock to places where this flower is in bloom. Here is the reason behind it all.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:08:11 -0500Aquaponics Gardening has many advantages over conventional gardening. It is a combination of Hydroponics and Aquaculture to give you the perfect eco system. Good for the environment, it also produces organic fresh food. You can have this everyday if you build your own backyard Aquaponics system. In this article you will learn the advantages of Aquaponics over conventional gardening and why you should choose this method of growing you fruit and vegetables at home.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:45:21 -0500Rainfall has been at a premium in southern California and with July traditionally the driest month of the year, gardeners must take extra care to keep their gardens growing and landscapes looking their best. Deep Water Your Lawn: Some cities have lifted or plan to lift watering restrictions, but many cities still require residents and businesses to water only once or twice a week. A lawn can still stay green with limited watering.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:01:34 -0500There is always beauty in nature - those fantastic flowers and trees. What is so frustrating sometimes is when you're far from the beauty of nature. How can gardening services help you?
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:03:38 -0500Give a new twist to your gardening habit with creative flower planters. If you are a newbie, creative containers will definitely ignite a new passion for you.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:05:09 -0500How well do you know gardeners? You give to have these expectations that could never be more correct. But, there gardener problems that you can't be bothered with.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:44:05 -0500The selection of a suitable site on which to establish the vegetable garden requires considerable thought, for an ill-chosen spot can be a great handicap in the beginning. The average home gardener has little choice because of the relatively small size of urban plots but several points must be considered if the outlay of seed, fertilizer, manure and labor is to show profitable returns. Level ground with good drainage or ground with a slight slope make it an even one by filling in any depressions with soil taken...
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:55:00 -0500Imagine making a salad and walking out to your garden where you have fresh lettuce growing. You pick a head of lettuce, and some tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, onion, and peppers as well. Throwing this in your salad, you realize you are eating the tastiest salad you have ever had in your life!
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:23:14 -0500If you are a person living in any part of the globe except Antarctica and your area faces drought and scarcity of water, you would baulk at the idea of starting a garden at this time. The extreme heat in climate and shortage of water had even the authorities wondering whether the plants in government-laid gardens would survive. Now, that is the crux of this article? How to save water and start a new garden? It is possible - some sacrifices and smart actions, when made, will help us to start a garden in our home.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:13:36 -0500Some can find relaxation from meditation, massages, reading or sometimes exercising activities. However, I have found it quite relaxing by giving my garden character and personality with garden gnomes and the beautiful sounds of water fountains. The interesting thing about gardening with garden gnomes is that they will never disappoint the atmosphere and they can fit into any garden style and decor.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:26:16 -0500For most of us, gardening is a hobby and something that we like performing either for leisure or to keep our homes looking beautiful for ours as well as the lookers' eyes. It involves taking proper care of the lawn by mowing it well, clearing of the weeds from the flower beds, brushing aside fallen leaves and twigs from the trees and plants that are a part of our garden.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:21:07 -0500When summer unfurls its brutal heat from the sun, it can be a challenge to keep the water in your aquaponics fish tank cool enough for your fish. As the water temperature rises, the oxygen level decreases and your fish may start gasping for air.
Thu, 02 Jun 2016 11:50:54 -0500Talking about the perfect garden shed plans one may think that it merely features a gable roof, double doors, and side and rear windows for natural lightning. Well, the reality is, these factors only provide you with the basic understanding of what your shed may include but not the complete detailed description which serves as a staircase towards your building objective. Most of the beginners and even experienced builders fail to outline a step by step guide before initiating the construction process which ultimately results in wastage of bucks, sweat and a heck lot of time without getting...
Thu, 02 Jun 2016 09:16:02 -0500Saint Augustine lawn seeding can seem unusual for many people who are unfamiliar with how this unique lawn type seeds. We discuss why Saint Augustine grass goes to seed, the appearance of the seed, and to discover if there may be a reason and solution to any seeding issues with St Augustine grass lawns.
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:51:48 -0500Let me share with you some extra healthy benefits and interesting facts about this small tree which is member of honeysuckle family. You can plant and grow it in your yards but you have to know that caring for it in the first years of its life is little more specific.
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:01:10 -0500Lawn mowing is often regarded by many people as one of those simple tasks that requires little forethought past ensuring that the lawn mower itself is in working condition and that this yard chore gets done. This article discusses how just a couple of simple changes to our lawn mowing practices can bring great results to the health of our lawns.
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:58:49 -0500Lawn watering is another often neglected factor of our lawn care practices, which while we know how important it is, we often may not stop to consider whether we are watering the right way at all, or if perhaps we have been doing it the wrong way for far too long. Correct lawn watering uses less water, while maintaining a healthy strong lawn which is more drought tolerant, and this lawn watering method is explained in this article.
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:57:38 -0500Summer can be a time of lush green healthy lawns for many homeowners who are meticulous with their lawn care practices. For most of the rest of us though, Summer can be a time of stress in our lawns, usually because we have missed just a couple of minor, but important lawn care practices which could make a world or difference to the health of our lawns during a long hot Summer.
Thu, 26 May 2016 15:07:29 -0500While summer heat is not far away, typical gloomy June weather in southern California can make the month ideal for planting a garden and catching up on yard maintenance. Revive Established Trees: Planting a new tree requires almost daily initial watering. To keep water bills at a reasonable level, consider revitalizing existing trees by providing nutrients and by trimming and shaping limbs.
Wed, 25 May 2016 14:55:52 -0500Not every mulch is good for your garden. If a mulch is high in carbon it will tie up most of the available nitrogen and not be available to your plants. Low carbon mulches are straw, dried grass clippings, and well-rotted manures. High carbon mulches are wood chips, shredded bark, paper products, and sawdust. If you buy bags of mulch ALWAYS LOOK AT IT FIRST! Open a bag and look for lots of wood chips. If you see this than don't buy it as it will tie up all your nitrogen in the soil and your plants will suffer. The preferred mulch is oat or wheat straw. NOT HAY, as hay has too many seeds in it. Spreading 2-3 inches of stray mulch over your raised beds will not tie up all your nitrogen. Bark mulch works exceptionally well between the rows of your raised beds. If you don't have raised beds, than use straw as your mulch between the rows.
Tue, 17 May 2016 14:03:35 -0500Our garden along with our kitchen can make a difference in our lives. What we eat defines us. It's for that reason to consider the most important things that can improve the way we look and the way we feel. There are many vegetables and fruits out there with secret properties that will help us to feel better when consumed. We can make better choices knowing the benefits of these fruits and vegetables.
Tue, 17 May 2016 11:56:29 -0500Artificial grass is considered one of the best options when you are considering of giving your garden a makeover. Whether you are thinking to use it for your personal space or for huge commercial parks, these fake grasses will always stand up to your expectations.
Tue, 17 May 2016 06:26:21 -0500Growing plants and flowers is an exciting endeavor that provides relaxation and peace. With thousands of plant species, carnivorous plants may be a wonderful addition to that dream garden.
Mon, 16 May 2016 12:49:00 -0500In this article I will go over different types of grass sod and what you need to consider about them. This will allow you to pick the sod best for your yard.
Mon, 16 May 2016 08:36:21 -0500Of daffodils outfitted in the vibrant yellow hues, emerging after long winters to capture every eye with their bright yellow trumpet. Causing excitement for they come but once a year and but so briefly stay. One must be ready; ready to behold, to enjoy, to savor, their time brilliant, memorable, but always far too short. So here we have their story to capture and hold their glory for a wee bit longer. Enjoy!
Tue, 03 May 2016 09:46:42 -0500Everyone who's seen a Japanese garden would like to emulate the feeling of calm and relaxation it brings into their own homes. After all, Japanese gardens are created to invoke meditation and reflection, and are meant to be havens of Zen.
Mon, 02 May 2016 13:48:04 -0500Winter is the perfect time of year to prune your trees. This is because trees are dormant and changes you make to them will be slowly introduced to the tree as it "wakes up" coming back into spring.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:35:27 -0500Summer is almost upon us. May is when to plant vegetables and flowers so they are well established before summer heat takes hold.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:49:37 -0500Elegant azaleas can add a stunning impact in your garden. I have a faint pink azalea with darker markings on the petal edges that is gorgeous with prolific blooms from the bottom of the plant to the end of every branch. I bought this evergreen azalea last spring and transplanted it this winter into a larger container where it busted out in a plethora of new growth filled with blossoms for the spring fashion show, the only thing missing is fragrance. The good news: azaleas can bloom for several weeks.
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:05:26 -0500In this article, I want to talk about plants, but not all kinds. I want to mention some in particular that every outdoor lover enjoys. These plants bring about not only beauty, but also a sincere meaning behind them. They come in different types and in an array colors. I'm talking about the ones that attract butterflies to them. Truly, flowering plants and butterflies are made for each other.
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:07:20 -0500In order to avoid purchasing expensive humus or substratum for flowers or great harvest, residents of villages or garden communities can make valuable compost from garden waste. Once the waste is put in the pile, the right temperature and amount of oxygen and humidity, green mass disintegrates thanks to the micro organisms. Adding additional mineral fertilizer results in valuable compost, which is perfect for flowers and vegetables. But in order to make the most out of compost, you need to know a few things first.
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:10:08 -0500Going green is the latest trend in the melting scenario of global warming. Every household observes a well-maintained greenery to make their property eco-friendly and soothing, to the eyes that often includes trees, flowering plants and mini shrubs.
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:40:51 -0500We all find ourselves busy and worn out because our lives are packed with so many tasks. Quite often we forget to go to the grocery store after a long day of work to get herbs for a meal. I find myself getting home after work and realising that I didn't get basil for the pasta dish we planned to cook. That's when I decided to grow my own herb garden in the back yard
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:40:48 -0500It's not surprising that many people are opting to grow their own vegetables, especially since the food prices continue to rise. Many gardeners find themselves planting and tending to various plants and flowers, so why not add vegetable plants also. There are quite a few vegetables that you can grow in your own garden. Of course, you need to consider your climate when you choose particular vegetables.
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:50:43 -0500Malva moschata or musk mallow as it is often more commonly referred to due to the basal leaves having a slightly musky scent, is probably one of Britain's prettiest native wild flowers. A deciduous, hardy perennial in most parts of the United Kingdom and with rounded leaves, the foliage is delicate and almost fern like. Musk mallow flowers from mid-summer through to early autumn with a succession of the prettiest, fairly large, saucer shaped flowers in the most delicate of pale pinks, a delightful sight in any herbaceous border.
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:39:27 -0500Lapageria rosea the Chilean Bell Flower is one of the most fantastic flowering climbers in the world. Gardeners and horticulturists will be interested in reading all about this lovely plant and viewing the photos on Pinterest.
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:07:06 -0500The Key Elements of a Japanese Garden - Japanese gardens are growing in popularity nowadays. This can be attributed to its graceful combination of plants, water and rocks all meticulously arranged to invite a sense of calm and tranquility. If you're looking to build your own Japanese garden at home, here are important principles you should keep in mind: 1...
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:46:34 -0500Garden upkeep is usually a bit of a challenge, particularly for individuals who have a busy lifestyle or disinterest in gardening as a hobby. Fortunately, assistance is readily available, especially for those willing to add life in their home's exterior without making drastic changes. Creating a gorgeous garden is the final touch that every home needs. For people who are lucky enough to own one, Gardening Services London could be needed for upkeep purposes.
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:53:21 -0500Why look any farther for fresh flavors than your very own garden? A culinary garden can be the ultimate inspiration for budding cooks and gourmet chefs alike. Like any recipe, start your kitchen garden with the basics.
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:19:44 -0500Recent studies show that gardening can improve mental health and cognitive function. This article discusses a few of these studies regarding gardening and improved mental health.
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:22:40 -0500Kingston Council and indeed many local tree surgeons receive phone calls from people unhappy that a neighbouring tree is causing a nuisance or obstruction to their property and they are not sure what they are entitled to do. Tree surgeons and Kingston Council are obviously not able to get involved in these types of private matters and it is recommended that you try and deal with any issues you may have in a reasonable and friendly manner with your neighbour before they get out of hand and become a full-blown dispute.