Beautiful Flowers Are Not Forever
Although it is said that ‘Diamonds are forever’ the same cannot be said for flowers. In fact their beauty lies in the fact that they do not last forever but are caught in a brief moment of time at their best. This makes them symbolic of a certain kind of beauty that is transient. As W. B. Yeats put it: ‘All that’s beautiful fades away, like the waters.’Organic Gardening Tips: How to Keep Your Garden Healthy, Eco-Friendly, and Pesticide Free
I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries lately about how I keep my garden pesticide free which can be quite a feat here in northern Baja but if I can do it here, it can be done anywhere! Here are some great tips that I use to achieve a pesticide free, eco-friendly garden.Lawn Mowers, Safety, and Children – A Good Combination?
Every year there are avoidable lawn mowing mishaps that send people especially children to emergency rooms. This article addresses prevention of lawn mower accidents.Preserving Beneficial Insects In Your Yard and Garden
Not all insects are destructive, and if you are not careful around your yard, or in your garden, you may kill off the insects that are especially important to the ecosystem that your gardens depend on. These insects are the predators that control the pests that destroy your crops. Be observant when you are outside in your yard or garden, and watch which insects are the enemy or your friend.How To Build An Organic Garden
With spring here and summer on its way it’s the time we think about yard work. This is the time we think about planting our flowers and vegetable gardens. There are numerous things that one can do to improve the aesthetics of your yard. Why not build an organic garden?Container Gardening Made Easy!
There are times when an attempt to build backyard garden is beyond one’s reach. And you simply run out of space to realize those ideas. A great, trouble free solution is Container Gardening. The best thing about it is that not only do containers really enhance your home – you can grow anything you want – from herbs to vegetables and exotic flowers!What About Companions For Plants?
Companions are recommended for humans and domesticated animals. But what about plants? Plants don’t need to be taken for walks or entertained. The jury is still out on having a conversation with a plant, but one thing is for sure: they will never spread what one has said around the neighbourhood, and cause trouble. Unless, of course, one shouts one’s rage at the plant and it echoes!Everything You Need to Know About Foliar Feeding
There’s more to foliar spraying than just dousing your plants. Here are some tips to help you do it the right way.Birds in Backyards – Friend, Foe or Pet?
If you thought that the only effect of having birds in your backyard would be the sweet sound of their song to wake you up in the morning, you’d be wrong! Birds serve a number of purposes, both in the wild and as family pets, and they can also be an unwanted pest in terms of eating fruit and vegetables you’ve planted and worked hard on. How you handle having birds in your yard depend on the way you feel about them–if they’re attacking your garden but you still like them around canopies or bird netting can be a good…Helpful Tips to Find Perfect Fence for Your Property
Homeowner who wants to improve the living condition of their home sometimes overlooked the importance of improving their garden. Many people forget that their garden fence is the first thing that most people see as they enter or pass by our home.Organic Gardening – The 5 a Day Benefits
If you are at least a teeny bit interested in organic food, you will probably be already aware of the vast array of benefits that eating organic offers. But with so much information and opinions available, it could get overwhelming. At least, it seems everybody now agrees that sedentary lifestyle, which many people in Western countries lead, coupled with poor diets seriously threaten our health: major health risks like allergies, diabetes, heart diseases, obesity, high blood pressure and even behaviour disorders in children are on the rise.Guidelines to Using Your Backyard Greenhouse
If you have a greenhouse in your backyard, then you are truly blessed. You have a wonderful space to grow plants during chilly weather; a warm cozy place to spend a sunny winter day; or even a quiet, private hideaway when life gets overwhelming. By using your greenhouse mainly for growing plants in a controlled environment, you can be sure that what you’re eating is grown the way you want it.