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How Does Composting Work? Understanding the Science of Compost

Whether you are aware of it or not, there are many factors that are hard at work in your compost pile. The two most important factors in compost are…

Habitat Gardening – Tips For Developing a Good Habitat

Habitat gardening simply means making your gardens appealing and safe for birds, bees, butterflies, and bugs. Grow plants that will attract them and feed them. Keep clean water available. Don’t use toxic sprays.

Borage Buzzes With Bees

My beautiful blue borage begins to bloom in February. I’m thrilled and the bees are too.

Vegetable Gardening Supplies and the Hunt For the Perfect Products

Vegetable gardening supplies can be found at your local garden center. Soil is one of the most vital aspects when gardening. The primary thing you must do before planting is to put in some compost to add nutrients to the soil. You can create your own compost if you do not want to add it on your budget for purchasing gardening supply. But you should create compost long before the planting season or else, you will have no choice but to purchase your first batch for the garden.

Composting Alternative – Food Digesters For Small Back Yards

If you want to compost, but you do not have the room for a large compost bin, you might consider a smaller back yard food digester. These handy little devices are the easiest way to create compost from all of your kitchen scraps and since they are completely contained, they will not attract pests, such as rats.

Secret Garden Sanctuary

You deserve your own garden sanctuary. Visualize an almost-secret space in your garden, even spiritual, where you can sit, stare, sleep, think, read, or sip tea. Everyone should have such a secluded spot. And it must be a separate place where you cannot see the garden chores staring at you, but one which gives you a stunning view of your flowers, the ocean, a stream, or the woods. You want to feel cosy, enclosed, surrounded, safe.

The Compost Heap – An Organic Gardener’s Best Friend

Just what exactly makes compost simply ideal? Compost really does a number of things to help the soil that unnatural or synthetic fertilizers are not able to do. The organic and natural matter inside of compost assists just how water interacts along with your soil.

Back Yard Bird Garden

Make your back yard a haven for birds and all kinds of wildlife. With just a little work, it can be done quite easily. Then enjoy life with all your friends and family.

Vertical Versatility – Gardens Growing Up

Some plants don’t actually climb; they may scramble, creep, or trail, but with a little help, it will look like they do. The scramblers and thornbearers, like roses and bougainvillea, can grow upward through shrubs, but for direction and design, need to be secured to a structure. As for the self-supporting climbers, their attaching methods vary.

Get in Touch With Your Scent Sense

Color is usually the first thing that grabs your attention when you walk into a garden, then perhaps size or shapes. It is the seeing, the visual aspect which inspires the ooohs and aaahs. But it’s the olfactory sense, too, which craves equal gratification. A garden without fragrance is only half a garden. So many plants have been hybridized for more brilliant colors, larger flowers, or to be more pest resistant. Often it’s the fragrance that flees with the hybridization.

Secrets on Basil Growing Indoors

Growing basil indoors may seem awkward and intimidating at first but it can be fairly straight forward when you actually start growing these wonderful herbs. The basil must be planted in a nutrient-rich and well drained soil as soil type is a major factor in planting any kind of plants.

How to Save Money and Have The Garden You Want

You can double or triple your plant collection. How many times have you gone to the garden center and bought several of the same plants to fill a flower bed?

When to Prune Your Roses

Pruning roses is important. It will make them healthier, prettier, keeps your plants within bounds, direct growth as you like, and of course improve flowering. It’s also easy to do but when should you prune your roses?

Garden Accessories and Decor

Gardens can have many things that add to their interest and appeal. Subtle placing of accessories can really enhance enjoyment and functionality.

Pruning Roses – The 3 Types of Pruning Cuts

Roses need proper pruning, and although my wife has traditionally done the rose bush pruning, I’ve started taking over. It’s fairly straightforward, especially if you understand the 3 pruning cuts and have good, well cared for, and sharp pruning tools. I find I use all three types on cuts on my rose bushes.

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