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Gardening With Small Containers

Growing plants in small containers can be relaxing, fun and healthy. Add that special look to your yard, deck or patio that only a small plant can create.

Tips For Building a Victorian Style Greenhouse

A Victorian style greenhouse is a commonly built greenhouse. It is generally not as easy to build as a hoop greenhouse or grow rack greenhouse. This is because it has a gable or A-frame roof. This is a two-sided roof with each side being the same length and slope.

Life Lessons Reinforced by Gardening

Most enjoy the peace and quiet that gardening often offers. Sometimes they might even do some of their best thinking while gardening.

What You Can Do With a Portable Garage – Plenty!

A portable garage is practically the Swiss army knife of the outdoor experience. Yes, it’s true — a portable shelter is just that good.

Using Variegated Plants in the Garden

Gardeners have long valued variegated plants in the garden. The usually lighter coloured variegation is used to lift blocks of solid green foliage in planting schemes. Variegation in plants is due to two quite distinct things. The first and the simplest is pigment variegation, where the non-green parts of the leaf lack chlorophyll. This form of variegation is a mutation, but one often encouraged by plant breeders. The second is structural variegation which creates a visual effect due to the reflection of light from the leaf surface. This happens when an air layer is located just under the epidermis resulting in a white reflection. Here are just a few of my favourite variegated plants and how to use them in your planting scheme.

Let’s Talk Tomatoes!

You say Tomayto, I say Tomahto! No matter how you pronounce this delicious food, the history of its meteoric rise into our kitchens, is truly fascinating. What is now a vital ingredient in many house hold recipes, the tomato was once considered poisonous. The tomato is housed by the plant Solanum lycopersicum, belonging to the nightshade family and many varieties are grown around the world

How to Start Your Own Compost Manure

Compost manure refers to organic materials or matter that have been made to compose by following certain procedures over a period of time to improve the soil fertility and amend the soil. Compost manure is a natural means to improve soil fertility

The Easiest Vegetables You Can Grow

Growing your own fruit and vegetables can be a daunting task, especially for the city-dwelling novice. A failed crop or, indeed, a dead plant, can lower morale to such an extent that no further attempts in the area of gardening are made. Do not lose heart though. Here are some excellent reasons to grow your own vegetables.

Picking a Water Feature for Your Garden Landscape

There are plenty of different kinds of water features to choose from. However, each of them has their very own list of pros and cons. Check out the most popular water features that you’d have the option of installing on your very own garden.

Garden Pests – Fight the Pests the Natural Way

Every garden, at one point or another, encounters pests and bugs. Bugs are always found in a natural environment, and on plants and leaves. Though these bugs are not life-threatening, some of these bugs can cause significant damage to plants and, therefore, should be got rid off as early as possible.

Finding the Best Landscape Design Company

Finding the perfect landscape design company is not at all an easy task and therefore you need to make sure that you hire the perfect company based on your needs and budget. Check out these tips to help you find the right company.

Landscape Design Ideas to Spruce Up Your Garden

If you’re planning on redoing your front yard, you should always plan your design before you begin. If possible you should hire professional landscape designers to help you out as they would know exactly what needs to be done. Tips to help you plan your landscape design: Elemental Equality If at all you want your garden to look beautiful you would need to make sure that all the elements are present in the right proportions.

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