Gardening : Home & Garden
An English cottage garden contains a profusion of flowering plants.english cottage garden image by Paul Hunt from Fotolia.comFor many gardeners, an English cottage garden epitomizes an ideal garden, with an abundance of flowering plants spilling over a picket fence and vines climbing up a...
Planting annual flowers each year gives you the opportunity to change up the colors and textures of your garden. However, states in the Northeast such as Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania have shorter growing seasons than other places in the country, meaning gardeners have to make the most of a sho
Bachelor buttons, also called cornflowers, are fun and easy flowers to grow. The plant has a long, green stem and the flower is reminiscent of a bluish-purple dandelion flower (only bigger). These flowers make a great addition to any home or garden. Plus, the flowers do not require an excessive amou
Throughout history wind chimes have been used for a variety of uses. According to ancient folklore, hanging windchimes over your doorway would keep evil spirits away. Today, homeowners can keep negative energy at bay as well as add visual charm to their surroundings while relaxing to the soothing so
With so many different styles, both formal and informal characteristic can be adopted. Where there is a strong design with clipped box hedging, the formal lines of tulips are most appropriate. The bright green of the new growth on box looks good with scarlet tulips, but a different type of formality
In dry climate gardens, a professional irrigation system is a pre-condition for successfully growing the garden plants and managing water responsibly. It also makes good design sense.
Growing Japanese maples from seed is often considered difficult to do, considering the seeds can take up to two years to germinate. With a little patience though, and by following a few simple steps, you can be very successful and have great results the first season.
This fall blooming wildflower would be an excellent addition to the wildflower or perennial garden, provided moist soil and light to full shade can be provided. It stays fairly compact and is well behaved in the garden and can easily be propagated from divisions or summer cuttings.
The Mexican cigar plant, also called Cuphea ignea, grows up to 24 inches tall and 36 inches wide. The red, tubular, black-tipped flowers bloom constantly through the growing season. This plant is a perennial in Mexico but grows as an annual or potted plant in regions north of that. The proper care o
Lime is applied to lawns when the soil pH is out of range for your grass type. Soil that is too acidic will prevent grass roots from absorbing the nutrients in the soil and fertilizer. Lime raises the pH level of the soil, decreasing its acidity. It is important to conduct a soil pH test on your law
People planning a backyard garden will often be confused on what to grow. Although flowers make the backyard more beautiful, they do not have the same benefits that a vegetable garden brings. However, it does not mean that you cannot combine both flowers and vegetables in your garden. Doing so may g
A lot of gardeners are starting to change over to Hydroponics gardening for several different reasons. These types of gardens are small-scale and could easily be farmed indoors and are ideal for almost all veggies, particularly the cherry-red tomato plant. Also the gear needed for Hydroponics garden
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There are many ways you can transform your backyard into a personal paradise. Here a few ideas you can start brainstorming with.