Capturing Nostalgia In Your Own Garden
Nostalgia hits many of us really hard as we grow, buy homes, maybe have kids (or pets, or both). Recapturing these memories for the ones we love, and for ourselves, can become like an elusive butterfly. One way to recapture nostalgia is to incorporate old fashioned plants into your garden, possibly varieties that your parents or grandparents once grew in their gardens.Tips On How To Create Your Own Mini Meadow Garden In Any Size Space
Many gardeners are falling in love with the ideas of mini-meadows. While it’s not acres of native restored prairie, it’s still a beautiful way to enjoy wonderful, healthy plants in the landscape while helping out the bees and butterflies (and birds and a plethora of other native wildlife). Tips on how to create your own mini meadow garden.Hellebores – The Winter Flowering Evergreen Perennials For Any Shade Garden
Hellebores are evergreen perennials that are quick to send up thick stalks and bloom when the days start to get longer and the sun barely warms the soil in the late of winter. Blooms will last a long time too – often a couple of months.What Is The Difference Between a Frost and a Freeze For Your Garden?
There is a technical difference between a frost and a freeze, or a killing freeze as it’s called in some areas. It has everything to do with the dew point.Let’s Talk About Garden Gnomes
Wind chimes give our yards and gardens a special ambiance with the wonderful sounds they make whether it is a soft tinkling of inexpensive chimes or the deep soothing musical tones of the big beautiful ones. What better to accompany those great sound makers in your garden than a cute whimsical garden gnome.Composting: How Hard Can It Be?
Compost has become the mystery of modern gardening. Every gardener or would be gardener knows how valuable compost is and with the concept of value seems to cam the concept of mystery. The idea seems to be, if compost is valuable, making it must be hard and mysterious. Nothing could be further from the truth.Gardening: Growing Plants From Seed: Keep It Simple
I wonder about growing plants from seed every year, even though I used to start over twelve hundred every year. Still, it is amazing to see them grow and flourish when the seeds are often so tiny. On the other hand, there is a lot that says for us to relax and just plant them and let them grow the way want to grow.Gardening Activity Slows in December in Southern California, But Still Plenty to Do
Southern California gardeners do not have much daylight in December to work in their yards so they can easily take the month off from garden duties. For those who can’t imagine a day without planting and pruning, there is plenty to keep them busy throughout the month.Useful Tips For Maintaining Your Zoysia Grass
Although Zoysia is a low-maintenance type of grass, it still needs proper care and maintenance to make sure they maintain their appeal and good condition. Below are some useful tips you can follow to maintain your Zoysia grass.Garden Tools to Transform Your Garden This Spring and Summer
Gardening is great fun, when you know what you’re doing and have the right tools to get the job done. As some have said it can be the cheapest and most effective type of stress relief or therapy you will ever experience. The tools that we have found to be the most useful for casual or more regular gardeners are as follows..How Wind Chimes Are Made
Summer has gone, fall is on its way out and winter will soon be here. But that doesn’t mean that you can no longer enjoy your beautiful wind chimes. If you have cared for them properly, they will continue to provide you with their own special music season in and season out. Now let us talk about how they are made and with what.Growing African Violets and Other Plants Indoors
Growing African violets and other similar flowers or even fruits and herbs indoors is easy and fun way to revive home and office interior. African violets and many similar plants even don’t tolerate outdoor conditions regarding temperature, sunlight, wind and moisture and growing them indoors is often the only possible way to grow them successfully.