Behind the Scenes with the Mountain Gardeners Q&A – Ornamental Grasses

Plant Disease – “Garden Creep”

One thing you either might have to watch out for or embrace is something I call Garden Creep. This is the ability of certain gardens, let alone the plants in them, of slowly growing and spreading or even multiplying over time.

Orchid Growing Tips You Need To Know

Orchid growing is a great hobby for those who appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty and grace. While enjoying orchids’ extravagant beauty, one may think it’s impossible to grow them indoors. However, nowadays a wide range of orchid species and hybrids as well as availability of orchid growing supply stores gives anyone a chance to nurture these amazing flowers at home.

When And How To Water Your Indoor House Plant?

Watering of course is essential for your indoor plants to thrive. Over and under watering your plant can be very harmful so you need to learn first when to water and second how to water.

Caring For Japanese Maples

Some popular Japanese Maple varieties can be expensive, but they are an investment that will mature into one of the most interesting pieces in your garden. Because of its value and incredible potential, losing a Japanese Maple would be devastating to any dedicated gardener.

Hydrangea Care – Guide to Huge, Colorful Blooms

Following just a few simple growing tips for hydrangea will produce healthy plants with fluffy colorful blooms year after year. Hydrangea are small deciduous shrubs or climbers that usually have thick clumps of pink or blue flowers. Many newer varieties now offer more brightly colored or white flowers. The most popular questions that come up about hydrangeas usually relate to the general care, color-changing properties of the blooms, and hydrangea pruning techniques.

Natural Insecticides Are A Better Alternative

When you hear everyone talking about organic this is when foods are grown with out chemicals like pesticides or any type of insecticides. You can learn to protect your garden from destructive insects and maintain healthy soil and healthy plants without the use of chemical insecticides and fertilizers.

Snappy Cuttings

How many of you have admired some amazing displays of Snapdragons (Antirrhinums), and wished that you could keep those plants going indefinitely. While they haven’t managed to get those bright displays into a perennial form of the same standard, yet. There are some things you can do right now.

How To Grow A Bonsai Tree

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to grow a bonsai tree then this is the article for you. Discover the top tricks and secrets of indoor bonsai care that will allow you to grow amazing bonsai that will impress your friends and family.

All About Topsoil

One of the most important things in your lawn, at least from your plants’ viewpoint, is the topsoil. A plant utilises the topsoil for the growth of their root system. When you consider that topsoil is only the topmost layer of dirt, around 2 ½-7 inches of the uppermost soil, that is not much area in which to derive all your nutrients and water from.

Gardening For Beginners

I am going to fly in the face of the typical gardening advice that beginners receive and let you in on a little secret about gardening for beginners. Here is the typical advice that you need to ignore. Do not spend a lot of time reading on sunlight versus no sunlight, soil composition, the best kind of plants for your geographical zone. In other words, ignore the advice. No matter how good the gardening book is, the best thing that a novice gardener can do is get out there and find out what works for sure in your neighborhood and imitate it.

Concrete Fountains May Be Added To Zen Gardens

A Zen garden is basically a sand garden with rocks, gravel and occasionally other natural elements such as grasses. They usually do not feature concrete water fountains or anything that is manmade. Although that is not to say concrete fountains can’t be added for additional impact. A Zen garden is a place to sit and unwind or to meditate.

How to Start a Flower Garden? Small!

It is typical when you start a garden to think of the final result. You look at your yard and see flourishing bushes and tall flowers waving elegantly in the wind. Or if it is a vegetable garden, you see the tomatoes hanging ripe and red. While you need to see the final goal in your mind, you have to be careful not to bite off more than you can chew. In other words, start small.

Hydroponics in Commercial Food Production

With the first successful application of hydroponics techniques in the 1930s the stage was set for a paradigm shift in crop production from conventional geoponics or cultivation in soil to hydroponics or soil less cultivation.

How To Grow Organic Kiwi Fruit – One Of The Top 10 Super-Foods

Kiwi Fruit (Actinidia deliciousa) is a fruiting vine that was introduced from the Yangtze Valley in China around 1900 and was originally known as the Chinese gooseberry. This deciduous vine can grow as big as 9 metres (30 feet), so training and pruning is a must. They are brimming with vitamin C and potassium.

Perfumed Aussie Native Garden Plants

There is a strong belief among many people, that Australian Natives are beautiful but have no perfume. A stroll through the bush will dispel that rumour easily.

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