An Autumn Container for Southern Gardens




Preparing Your Garden Plants For Winter

Old Man Winter is right around the corner. It’s time to think about closing your pool and protecting your fragile garden plants from the harshness of winter.

A Late Summer Garden Surprise

Red Flag (Schizostylis coccinea), is a worthy plant for the late summer perennial garden. Flora from South Africa have delighted many gardeners since the nineteenth century. Found by plant explorers in stream side locations, the flower buds are sheathed in narrow sword shaped leaves. This flower which flowers well into Autumn is particularly delightful to gardeners who mourn the passing of the summer season.

Giant Sequoia Trees

These trees are behemoth trees that are native to California. They thrive most on wet, lush soil and are a common tourist attraction sites for state parks. The gentle giant trees have a lifespan of 3,000 years which is why these trees and has been a strong part in Native American culture and history.

The Best Times To Plant Garden Plants

There’s certain times in which it’s best to plant trees, shrubs, perennials and fern plants. We enjoy offering you helpful tips on the proper times on when you plant your trees.

Portable Greenhouses – Important Factors For Consideration

Portable greenhouses are definitely a viable alternative for home gardening needs but choosing them should involve great care. Let’s find out which factors must be considered at the time of making a portable greenhouse purchase.

Myth Debunking: The Truth About Topsoil Care

The base of every garden is its topsoil. To ensure proper growth for millennia of seasons to come, it must be properly used and maintained. But not all thact known methods of care are actually true. Here are a few myths that would actually destroy the quality of your soil.

Laying New Lawn Turf – Gardening Decisions

There are various reasons why you might decide that it’s time for some new turf. Perhaps, the weather in previous years has been particularly unkind and left the lawn looking just a pale shadow of its former self.

Caring For Orchids Right To Make Them Bloom and Grow Each Year

There’s a misnomer that caring for orchids is hard to do or geared more toward the elite society. However, there are over 25,000 species and over 100,000 hybrids that allows for anyone who has a green thumb (and for those who don’t) to grow orchids. Regardless of what breed of orchid, finding the flower type to grow is easy to do.

What’s All the Fuss About Bottle Trees?

Have you ever wondered where bottle trees came from and what their story is? Then keep reading for some answers to your questions.

Grow Spinach From Seeds

Spinach is one of the healthiest leafy greens you can eat. It is loaded with plenty of vitamins and minerals that all doctors and nutritionists would recommend. So why not add this healthy tasty treat to your home vegetable garden? Besides its health benefits, spinach is easy to grow from seed and in many areas of the world and you can get many harvests from the same plant as well as planting during the spring and winter months.

Killing Weeds the Natural Way

ย  Stuck with how to tackle weeds, not sure if you should just buy weed killer or use something more natural for your garden? With more and more people looking into more natural and organic ways of living, not filling your garden with chemicals is a good place to start. Here are just a few ways in which you can eliminate weeds from your garden, without filling it with toxins or breaking the bank balance.

Preparing Your Winter Garden

Keep your garden healthy during the winter months. Follow these tips to keep your garden in shape for the spring.

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