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The Secret To Growing Beautiful Butterfly Gardens In Your Backyard

Setting up backyard gardens is the surest way to invite butterflies into your home. If you happen to have a big space at the back of your home, it would be a good idea for you and your family to start planning for your backyard gardens. Buy some books and magazines about backyard gardens to help you and your family to design your gardens in such a way that it will look inviting to different species of butterflies.

Hosta Plants – Just Another Pretty Green?

Hosta plants? They’re those green plants, right? Well yes; however, hosta are so much more than just another pretty “green” in your garden.

Weathervanes – A Fantastic Way To Add A Personal Touch To Your House

One thing to keep in mind when purchasing weathervanes is the type of material that it is made out of. You want to get one crafted out of a higher quality material, because if you do not, then it will not last very long and will have to be replaced since it broke down under the outdoor elements.

Your Japanese Maple Bonsai – How to Care For It

Bonsai plants can come from many different types of tress. Lots of bonsai masters however popularly use the Japanese maple. The leaves of this tree are impressively exquisite and the tree itself can last long if properly maintained. There are various types of Japanese maple bonsai in red and green. Whatever the type you choose, the Japanese maple bonsai will always look magnificent.

Creating the Perfect Herb Garden

Having fresh herbs whenever you like them can be a real treat. However, first you need to learn how to set up your own little herb garden.

Caring For Your Bamboo Giving You A Headache?

Five steps to growing a strong and healthy bamboo plant! In order to receive the best growth and results from your bamboo plant there are five major areas you must tend to. The five areas are:

Bonsai Tree Care – Indoor Or Outdoor?

When you are just starting out, bonsai tree care can be an intimidating notion. One of the first decisions you must make is where to position it, and whether it will be indoors or outdoors. While this may seem a simple decision, your answer will determine the success and survival of your bonsai.

What You Didn’t Know About Garlic – It’s a Mosquito Repellant – Grow Garlic!

Unless you are an expert gardener and grow garlic, you probably don’t know about some of the hidden talents garlic bulbs possess. The vast uses of garlic, other than for its great taste, have been around before written history. In addition to its amazing flavor garlic can help prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, and reduce blood pressure! I know all of these are great reasons to cook with garlic, but did you know that garlic is a natural mosquito repellent?

Planning Your Organic Garden

The most important thing you should consider when planning an organic garden is location. Location affects many different things from how much space will be available, to how much sunlight your plants will receive.

How to Test your Garden Soil Acidity Levels

Soil acidity a very important environmental factor that can affect plant growth and limit crop production. For maximum plant growth and health, you must adjust your soil to suit the acid needs of the plants you plan to use.

4 Little Known Organic Garden Compost Secrets

A little known secret about organic garden compost is that it’s really not that hard. You can use these 4 steps to easily make great organic compost.

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

The avocado tree (Persea americana) is an evergreen tree originating from Central America and the West Indies. Their growth habit varies – depending on the variety – from tall and upright to well-shaped and spreading. Avocados – contain healthy mono-unsaturated fatty acids, helping to lower bad cholesterol. They also contain antioxidants, potassium, magnesium, folate and fibre.

Lawn Care For Shaded Areas

Managing lawn care for shaded areas is a challenge for most people. Since grass needs sunshine in order to grow and flourish, when it can’t get this supply of sunshine, the result is often brown patches in the lawn. If the shade is the result of tall trees or shrubs, one way you can remedy the situation is to start pruning the trees and shrubs to provide more light.

Incredible Reasons To Plant A Garden

You’re probably asking yourself why you should even bother to plant a garden. Back in the early part of the last century, one of the only ways to guarantee a supply of fresh vegetables was to grow them yourself. Nowadays, all the major grocery chains have rows upon rows of fresh lettuce, parsley, endive, cabbages and even mushrooms. In summer, farmer’s markets offer further opportunity to purchase all the fresh peas, carrots, corn, broccoli, onions and tomatoes a person could want. So why put up with all the hard work and hassle a garden presents: bugs one day, frost the next?

How to Grow Prickly Pear Cactus or Opuntia Ficus-Indica and Harvest Prickly Pears

Prickly pear cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) are not only beautiful, but a useful addition to any drought tolerant landscape. Opuntia cactus also have edible pads and provide the red cactus pears of commerce. Prickly pears have deep green branching pads, grow up to 15 feet tall and as wide around in as little as 5 years.

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