Garden Pots and Planters
No matter how large the outdoor space is in a home, ensuring that it is used to its full potential is vital. Finding ways to optimize the space is very important, garden pots and planters are perfect tools to create an ideal outdoor location. The whole family can get pleasure from the garden; brighter, welcoming environments make happier people.History of Clivia
Clivia, also known as kaffir lily or bush lily, originates in the subtropical forests on the eastern cape of South Africa. The unique flowers caught the attention of English explorers traveling to foreign destinations during the 1800’s rush to collect, name, and classify rare and unusual species.Growing Orchids Indoors: 5 Sure Fire Tips!
When you’re growing orchids indoors, it’s important that you give your plant everything it needs. That means enough sunlight, water, and even fertilizer. Here are 5 sure-fire tips to help you grow beautiful orchids inside your own home or office.Creating a Child Friendly Garden
Although many people look at their outdoor space as a whole, there are many ways you can give yourself a real break by creating a child friendly garden! This doesn’t only help to take the pedestrian on a journey into different parts of the garden but can also help in screening ugly structures that can’t be moved.Aquaponics Systems – A Review of My DIY Aquaponics
There is a new craze that is sweeping the gardening community and it’s called aquaponics. This is basically all about using fish to provide nutrition for your plants, which grow up to ten times faster. These systems when bought in kit form are very expensive but there is a way around it.How to Care for Indoor Bonsai
How do we take care of an indoor bonsai? Most people purchase this plant without having any idea on how to grow and maintain its health.Attracting Animals to Your Garden: Choosing the Right Nest Box for Hedgehogs, Frogs and Dormouse
Putting an animal nest box, such as a hedgehog house, or frog and toad habitat in your garden can be a great way to attract species that are natures pest controllers. Both eat the gardener’s enemy – slugs. Nest boxes are also available for rare mammals such as Red Squirrels and Dormouse, although these typically require wooded areas.A Brief History of Herbs
In the last few years it has become extremely popular to grow and harvest your own herbs for use in cooking. There are many benefits that can be derived from growing your own herbs. Some of the most popular reasons that people grow their own herbs are that they are more flavorful than produce that can be purchased at the store, do not have many of the pesticides and other chemicals that are applied to commercial produce, and the cost savings that are available fore people that grow their own herbs. Although you may not realize it, there are a lot of herbs that can be grown right in your own home, but before you start your garden it may be a good idea to get a brief history of herbs so you know what you are getting into.How To Set Up And Maintain A Raised Vegetable Garden In The City
Raised vegetable bed gardening has turned out to have quite a number of advantages for both the novice and the professional gardener. It is quite a simple task to set one up and sustain it.Use These Helpful Hedge Trimming Hints For Beautiful Garden Hedges
If you have a newly planted hedge in your garden, or an established hedge to maintain, here are some tips that you may find useful in keeping your hedges looking great without a huge amount of effort on your part. I hope that these hedge trimming tips will prove useful to you in your garden and that you will enjoy having created a thing of beauty and a haven for wildlife that is the garden hedge.Home Aquaponics – Considerations for Backyard Aquaponics Systems
First and foremost what is an aquaponics systems? For someone new to the concept simply put it is the marriage of aquaculture (which is raising fish) & the practice of hydroponics (cultivating plant life). Okay then how does it work? Your fish waste accumulates in the fish tank which is circulated to your growing beds to feed your plants; this waste is toxic to the fish but beneficial to your plants because it is rich in nutrients. Plants cultivated using this method is referred to as a hydroponic system; in return the plants cleanse the water for your fish from deadly toxins and the water is circulated throughout the system completing an aquaponics system. The water in this type of system is never released or exchanged and only the evaporated water needs to be replaced.How to Create Beautiful Container Gardens
The secret to growing beautiful container gardens from the start to finish. Giving you the ability to have beautiful, healthy plants.