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Growing a Windowsill Herb Garden

Herbs can be grown outdoor or indoor. You may want to start with a small garden that you can easily take care of, and if you want to be with your plants for the whole year or just for the winter season. If you want to plant indoors, better cultivate a windowsill herb garden so your herbs will receive their needed sunlight.

Greenhouse – Build Your Own

A hobby nursery could supply a brand-new attribute to the usefulness and productiveness of a household garden. Tropic plant life may be produced and savored year-around, or seasonal plants could be farmed to generate a head beginning on springtime.

Meanings of Flowers in American Culture

We will be going over some of the more common, and popular flowers that are found out there. If you were to receive a pink carnation, that would mean that the person that sent you that carnation will never forget you. If you were to receive the red carnation that basically means that someone misses you a lot. It means that you are in their heart.

Organic Gardening Compost – What You Need to Know

Composting is a natural, simple and easy process of making your own organic gardening compost. However, some misinformation and myths have been circulating about this activity, and this article tries to clear them up.

July in Your Garden

July does not always have the highest temperatures and the hottest days of the year. We can generally count on some very hot days in the Home Counties, but the fine weather soon breaks up with a thunderstorm accompanied by merciless rain or hail. Westerly winds may lead to July being one of the wettest months of the year.

Jobs in the Garden in June

We seldom get a flaming June, but the sun will be at its strongest, and this is often the driest month of the year. Temperatures rise from time to time to 27°C. (81°F.) in the afternoons, but unfortunately thunderstorms have the habit of abruptly ending the fine summer spells. Roses are said to be the epitome of June but the month is surely shared with the cottager’s paeony. I like the way when picked their massive heads disintegrate on the table with a loud bang when their day is done.

Classification of Herbs and Planning Required to Raise Them

Herb gardening in broad is based upon three important aspects: Collection of the right plants, Preparation of the right kind of soil suitable for the plants and the after care of the plants, which is also the most essential of the three factors. If we have to select which herbs we want to implant and produce, we should understand the types of herbs available. Herbs can be classified based upon their usage, based upon the essence and based upon their duration.

Basic Garden Planning For the Beginner

Successful garden planning involves a proper balance between taste and utility. If the garden is to be satisfactory and give lasting pleasure it must be well fitted for the purpose (or purposes, for there may well be several) for which it is required and also be pleasing to the eye. One garden maker may wish to devote most space to flowers, a second to fruit, a third to vegetables. It may be essential to have a place for the baby to crawl with safety, for children to romp or for the washing to be aired. Some gardeners are interested in only a few types of plant, whereas others seek for maximum variety in the available space. It may even be that plants themselves are not a prime consideration, but rather design, which can be largely an architectural matter. Good gardens can be made to suit each of these needs or one garden may be divided into several sections, each with its own purpose or style. The really important point is to be quite clear at the outset what that purpose or style is and to plan accordingly.

Plants to Do Specific Jobs For Your Garden

However difficult a soil or situation may be it is usually possible to find some plants that will grow in it. But this is only one way of dealing with this problem. Another is to improve the condition that is causing the difficulty and so widen the selection of plants that can be used successfully.

Growing Medicinal Herbs – Chamomile

Chamomile is one of the most common medicinal herbs that you can grow in your garden. It is fairly easy to grow and with its many uses, especially as a medicinal herb, it definitely is a valuable addition to your home herb garden.

Health Benefits of Pawpaw

The pawpaw plant is a native of South America, where it was cultivated since Pre-Columbian times. There are 22 plants and trees in the pawpaw genus; the famous of which is carica papaya. Pawpaw is one of God’s wonderful gifts to humanity. It is a pharmacy in its own right. We all eat it and enjoy its sweet and pleasant taste but how many of us know the medicinal value? Pawpaw improves the digestion of protein and expels worms.

Bedding Plants in Your Garden

Bedding out means putting plants in the garden for a limited period only, while they are able to contribute most to the display, and then replacing them with other plants. Spring bedding plants are those that make this display from March to May; summer bedding plants those that continue from June to September. There are also some plants that make their peak display in May and June and so provide a useful link between spring and summer. In public parks and large gardens, winter bedding with evergreen plants is also occasionally practised, but this is seldom attempted in small gardens

Potato Growing Hints

Some hints on how to grow potatoes to get the most from your crop. Potatoes are quite simple to grow once you know what chitting is and earthing up.

Trees For Your Garden

Trees can make or mar a garden. Too many of them, or unsuitable kinds, can rob the garden of light and the soil of food and moisture, making it impossible to grow anything else well. But a few well-placed and well-chosen trees can give a garden distinction and provide welcome summer shade

Watering and Feeding During Spring Time

Watering is essential for container grown specimens, especially if other bedding plants have been added to the scheme. Take special care with hanging baskets, which tend to dry out quickly, and with window boxes, which often receive little rainfall. Border bulbs, corms and so forth will normally receive adequate natural rainfall, although in exceptionally dry seasons they may benefit from additional moisture.

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