Winter time BLUES? Planning your garden will chase them away!




Organic Companion Planting – An Experiment For You

Organic companion planting is the process of grouping certain types of plants together to achieve better results. To simplify how this works, let’s do a little experiment. Imagine you are a plant.

Homegrown Pepper Plants

There is nothing tastier and more satisfying than growing your own homegrown peppers. Save money on your grocery bill, eat fresh produce and maybe get you children eating the home grown peppers they helped to plant.

So You Want to Be a Professional Gardener – Ten Things to Consider

Many of us have had that dream that you’re outside under this big blue sky and all the sudden you realize if you flap your arms really really hard – that your feet start lifting up off the ground…and if you keep flapping, yes, yes…you CAN fly! If you’ve daydreamed about a career where you work outside with the birds, blue skies and fresh air this article is for you.

Seed Catalogues Reviewed

Seed catalogues are a gardener’s source of inspiration and excitement. They are available free and most companies will put you on their mailing list once you order from them.

The Salad Garden in Your Landscape

In a previous article I made the point that a vegetable garden is not out of place in a well laid out ornamental garden or landscape. Lee Reich, a well know gardening author and lecturer self describes as a ‘farmdener” – a neat way of expressing his focus on gardening for both food and beauty. All of us, I think would prefer ‘home grown’ to supermarket foods – if we could put in the time and effort – and had the interest in gardening.

Lawn Care and Assorted Problems

Weeds and pests think you grow your lawn just for them. And, at times, its may seem they are right!

The Multi-Talented Lawn!

While lawns may require work and be a bit of a pain at times, they have lots of benefits. They are not just a pretty addition your garden, as they also keep the surrounds cooler and noise down, lessen dust and soil erosion and make a significant contribution in reducing your carbon footprint.

Types and Benefits of Gardening

Gardening is the method of growing plants. Ornamental plants are generally cultivated for flowers, foliage, overall look, and for their colors. Beneficial plants are cultivated for consumption purpose like vegetables, fruits, herbs, and leaf vegetables or for medicinal use. Gardening requires patience and observation.

Organic Gardening Compost – Things You Need

Gardening is one of those hobbies which gives considerable joy, and at the same time provides light exercise, besides giving one the joy of having homegrown produce. Today, organic foods have become increasingly popular, and fruits and vegetables grown with organic gardening compost, are becoming more sought after.

The Perfect Gardening Gift – Ten Inexpensive Gardening Gifts That Every Gardener Needs

Looking for a gift to give the gardener in your life? Sometimes inspiration is hard to come by especially when a Birthday or Special Occasion seems to be looming just around the corner. Don’t worry though; you’ve come to the right place, here’s a list of ten inexpensive gardening gifts that every gardener will be delighted to receive.

Caring For Roses That Have a Disease

In the winter, as a rose plant lies dormant, it is protected from other predators that lurk nearby, ready to attach themselves to this wonderful flower. Those insects, by their very nature, attach themselves to the leaves and stems of the rose and work on sucking the life from that plant.

What to Consider When Growing Roses in Containers

Wouldn’t you just love to have roses blooming in your home at your kitchen window or possibly in a bay window in your living room? Have you considered growing roses in containers? You can grow roses inside your home if you do your research and learn how to care for them.

Lemon Verbena – A Breath of Sunshine

I became acquainted with this tasty treat the first time my sister took me for a walk through her herb garden. She pulled a leaf from one of her plants and broke it open, and immediately its wonderful scent wafted upward to my nostrils.

A Pond Or Water Feature – A Garden Must Have

A pond or some form of water feature is an essential part of any garden design. Not only does it look nice, but it also encourages wildlife into your garden. We look at whether a pond or water feature is high maintenance and whether it’s likely to cost a lot of money.

Landscaping With Trees

Landscaping with trees to the beauty of your garden. As most home gardens are limited in size, choose trees that are small to medium.

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