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October Gardening Ideas and Tips

Unpredictable Southern California weather that can quickly turn from extreme heat to chilly cold can leave gardeners unsure about how to plant or maintain their gardens. Regardless of weather conditions, a variety of vegetables, trees, shrubs and bedding plants are ready for planting and tending in October.

Information on the History of Grape Growing

The grape is a marvelous fruit that can be eaten raw or made into jelly, vinegar, juice, jam, raisins, grape seed oil, grape seed extracts, and wine. The fruit was domesticated in what is now southern Turkey.

Plenty To Do To Keep Yards Beautiful in Fall

While summer gardens and annuals begin to fade in fall, there is still plenty gardening to do to keep backyards looking beautiful and vegetable gardens productive. Prepare Garden Soil For Fall Planting: Remove weeds and remnants of older plants from the soil. Loosen the soil and mix in compost.

Lifestyle-Friendly Gardening With Hydroponics

Hydroponic gardening is a great way to enjoy gardening in any environment, and is good for your ecosystem. There are 3 main benefits with hydroponic gardening: cost, efficiency, and flexibility.

Ideas About Gardening Equipment

No matter how long you have been gardening a few months or 50 years every gardener has some kind of gardening equipment that they use. My tool shed has a pretty extensive collection.

Selecting Herb Garden Kits for Beginners

  Even if you are a beginner gardener, an herb garden can be the best start for even the worst green thumb. Herb garden kits for beginners can make your first try at herb gardening even easier. Take a look at the kit selections at your local nursery or garden center.

Chaenomeles – How to Grow a Flowering Quince

The Ornamental Quince, or Chaenomele, is an outstanding plant to add to the garden. Plants are low maintenance and generally need very little care making them ideal for the novice or time limited gardener. Ornamental quince have spiny branches making them ideal for adding security to boundaries, small green leaves and their flowers range from white to scarlet.

Praying Mantis As A Beneficial Biological Control

A praying mantis, or praying mantid, is a fascinating insect. While many people tout them as a beneficial biological control I have my doubts about the effectiveness of them as opposed to other predatory insects such as green lacewings and lady beetles.

Fresh Flowers To Light Up Your Life

Here is something that will look great in someone’s home and can brighten up their rooms, but at the same time won’t take up too much space or be permanent. Yes, they are flowers. This is great for the person who seems to have everything as if you were to get an ornament for someone with an already cluttered house you would risk them not having any space for it, or having to display it on their side board or windowsill when in reality they can’t stand the site of it – which isn’t good for anyone.

Caring for Orchids Indoors – Three Essential Steps for Success

If you are looking for how to care for orchids indoors, it can be difficult at first. Knowing the three essential steps to raising orchids will greatly increase your chances of success the first time around.

An Herb Garden How To For Everyone

 As with any other plant, herbs require sunlight to grow and very little water to thrive. You do not have to spray, fertilize or even frequently trim herbs in order for them to continuously grow either. Yet with all of this easy maintenance, many people are still afraid to grow their own herbs at home.

Magnolias – How to Grow Magnificent Magnolias

Magnolias are statuesque plants that will add immediate impact and beauty to your garden. As fully mature plants, Magnolias can grow quite large and will reward you with an abundance of beautiful tulip-shaped flowers that range from purest white to deep purple, with many colours in between. Small and Dwarf specimens make for excellent container grown plants and you can position these close to the home to take full advantage of their perfume.

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