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Gardening Secrets of the Pros

Sometimes it’s hard to decide what plants you want to grow in your garden. Even seasoned gardeners have a hard time choosing what vegetables or flowers are best to grow that would give them best result. The more for you as a novice gardener would be facing in the blank wall what’s best for your garden. To be more precise in your gardening endeavor, get the secret tips from the expert gardeners.

Virginia Sweet Spire

Virginia sweet spire ‘Henry Garnet’ is your “go to” plant if you want a really awesome deciduous shrub that is cold and heat hardy, pest free, grows 3-5 feet tall, and is fragrant. I fell in love with this beautiful shrub, with it’s early-summer white flowers, when we first planted it several years ago.

Grow Bittersweet for Autumn Decorating

Although fall has an abundance of natural materials for seasonal decorating; a quick look around your yard should find any number of dried plant materials, fresh or dried, to use for autumn decorating. But bittersweet vines, with their orange and scarlet berries, are a real knockout in fall seasonal displays.

Organic Vegetable Gardening – The Basic Facts

You don’t have to be an expert gardener to plant vegetables. If you want to go organic you should know some organic gardening basics. Number one should be knowing what organic gardening is and is not.

Swiss Chard for Succulent Summer Greens

Swiss Chard is popular with Mediterranean cooks. The first known varieties of Swiss Chard have been traced to Sicily. The young leaves are good raw in salads, especially in spring or fall. Toss a few into your mesclun mix for an added dimension of flavor.

Grow Watermelons on Decorative Garden Obelisks

Don’t limit your garden obelisks to supporting just flowering vines. Put them to use in your vegetable garden, supporting any of a number of fruiting vines that are grown in home vegetable gardens. Single serving size watermelons are ideal for vertical growing, whether on decorative obelisks, trellises, arbors or on more functional and utilitarian vegetable garden support structures.

Planting a Tree in an Urban Yard

Most trees prefer to be planted in the cool weather of spring so they can acclimate themselves over an entire growing season to better survive the freeze-thaw cycle of winter in temperate zones. However, bare root, balled & burlapped, and container-grown trees can all be safely planted any time of year, up until about mid-November. The exception is evergreens, plant them no later than mid-October.

Garden Grow Lights For Indoor Gardens

Garden grow lights can be necessary if you want to have successful indoor vegetable gardens or herb gardens. By not using garden grow lights you may cause your plants to become spindly, lose their leaves and fail to bloom or set fruit.

Is Aquaponics the Organic Home Gardening Trend of the Future?

More and more people are finally waking up to the connection between what they put in their mouths, and their health. As they look at more nutritious and healthy food, they are drawn to organic sources of that food. Aquaponics offers a way to do that in your own garden.

Garden Seed Tips

Garden seed for a vegetable garden or flower garden needs to be purchased from a reliable source. Planting your garden seed can be started indoors and transplanted outdoors after the threat of frost.

The Difference Between Soil Ecology and Biology

Organic gardening is a method of gardening that works in harmony with nature to create a healthy ecosystem. A healthy ecosystem consists of native plant life and animal populations working in balance with each other, along with non-living things like rock fragments, soil particles and water. A soils biology and ecology are very important in creating a well balanced ecosystem, and they both have there differences but need to interact with each other.

3 Grapes Vines To Grow That Do Double Duty

Here are just a few grape varieties that have stood the test of time and also double agent as the source of wines and fruits. We humans try to get the most out of anything, and with these three there are no exceptions. We’ll walk through the old school, and some of these have proven their worth.

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