Behind the Scenes with the Mountain Gardeners Lisa’s Butterfly Loving Shrubs

Orchid Fertilizer – Fertilizer = Food For Orchids

Fertilizer is to orchids what a good tuna salad is to humans. Any good orchid fertilizer will have a mix of three core substances. The 3 Macronutrients are… The Micronutrients that may be included in any fertilizer are… Just be careful when applying the Fertilizer.

Choose The Right Seeds For Your Garden

How do you select suitable seeds for your garden? Will you decide on seedlings tray which assure its growing ability or mix seeds from seed pack?

Fungal Diseases

Fungi don’t account for all diseases found in flora. Viral diseases are fairly indiscriminate about what they choose to plague. They will effect stunted growth, resulting in bad-looking specimen plants and fruits. If they get a real hold, the only option is to grub out and burn the poor victims. Viruses are far less likely to take root if proper cultivation methods are adopted and healthy, hardy stock is chosen in the first place.

Common Garden Diseases

Before even looking at applications to treat plant diseases, try and prevent initial infection by being wise about proper garden hygiene. Constant and complete soil cultivation will vastly reduce the risks of disease occurrence. Choosing vigorous and hardy plants will also safeguard against a range of diseases.

Garden Magic – Perennials

A few years ago, we bought our first house and I began a flower garden. Quickly I realized the valued of perennials – flowers/plants that come back year after year. For perennials are like newborns each year – full of hope and promise for the coming warm weather.

Natures Own Flower Garden Designer Is Doing A Great Job

When you walk around the wild flower fields in May you can’t help to notice that our own creation will always be a far cry from the excellence Mother Nature puts in her design. The perfection in this design is Chaos Theory in action. We can’t see the logic behind the scattered flowers, still the picture repeats itself over and over with perfect variations.

Soil-Less Flowers

Unless we are using hydroponics, we need soil for growing plants. That is not true, however, as I learned when trying to grow orchids.

Tips for Growing Vegetables in a Vertical Garden

Have you ever dreamed of producing your own fruits and vegetables from the comfort of your home, but gave up your dream because you live in a city apartment or only have a few square feet of space in front of your patio? Believe it or not, you can still enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables from your very own garden with vertical vegetable gardening. The key word in vertical vegetable gardening that separates it from what you may have come to associate with your average garden is “vertical.”

The Bonsai Trees

Bonsai or to give it’s original Chinese name of ‘pen jing’ is an ancient art form originating during the reign of the Han Dynasty. The Chinese character for ‘pen’ is identical with the Japanese one for ‘bon’ and also refers to a pot, ‘jing translates as a ‘scenery’.

How To Design A Flower Garden For Beginner’s

When most people start there flower garden they just start digging and planting stuff. They let things flow from their mind naturally. The problem with this is that things might not look right as things actually start to mature.

The Disappointing Watermelon

Last spring I attempted to grow a watermelon plant. I had really taken a liking to gardening, and I wanted to grow something a bit more rewarding: something I could eat. I am not a huge watermelon fan, but I remembered my roommate telling me that they were easy plants to grow, so I decided it would be a good fruit to start with.

What Is Vertical Gardening?

With today’s vertical gardening techniques, you can grow your own produce as long as you have somewhere sunny, be it a balcony, porch, or alleyway along a fence. With vertical gardening, you train your veggies to grow up, not out.

Gardening Tips For The New Gardener

Vegetable gardens bring a little bit of the outside to the inside of the home. There is nothing like growing, harvesting and preparing your own vegetables to bring the feel of satisfaction in a job well done.

How To Repot an Orchid

How to repot an orchid? This is a question asked at least once by every orchid grower, and with good reason. Repotting your orchid can be a difficult task and one that is important to the ongoing health of your plant. Let this article take you through everything you need to know to ensure your orchid makes it to its new pot unscathed.

Orchid Problems – Common Problems your Orchid Might Face

Growing orchids can have its problems as with anything. On the way hurdles can pop up that can really damage your plant if not handled correctly. This article will point out some common orchid problems and how to avoid them.

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