Laura’s Fave Annuals for 2020

How to Grow Beautiful Roses in Any Garden

Imagine a climbing rose covering a wall with beautiful roses. Imagine a pergola or walkway in your garden covered in a mass of flowers giving off an alluring scent every time you walk through. Imagine your roses being the envy of your friends and family. Well, growing your own beautiful roses is far simpler than you imagine. You don’t need to be green fingered. You don’t need any previous gardening experience. And you don’t need any special skills.

Growing Organic Strawberries

Growing strawberries commercially began in the 1700’s when a French farmer crossed a North American strawberry with a French. Read about growing organic strawberries here.

Put Down That Spade: Don’t Dig An Inch Till You Know When To Plant Roses

Wouldn’t it be comforting to plant roses and know for sure 100%, without a doubt they would grow? If you are wondering when to plant roses pick up on these tips to assure your success.

Butterfly Garden – Herbs to Encourage Butterflies

Planting a butterfly garden is essential if you want to see an increase in the number of butterflies that visit your garden, as well as ensuring the future survival of certain species. However, a butterfly garden doesn’t just involve flowers; it can also be a practical and beneficial garden for you too – by planting herbs.

Raising Blueberries and Other Crops – Simple Strategies for Going Organic and Green

Seven simple strategies are presented for going natural grown, organic, and green. Using organic methods, you can grow and market delicious, natural grown blueberries blueberry plants and other produce. Strategies for growing using green natural grown methods in your life are discussed.

Greenhouse Kit – So Many Options, Where to Start?

There are a lot of options available when it comes to finding the “right” greenhouse kit. Here are a few of the different options available: Aluminum Greenhouse – one of the original hobby greenhouse kits available on the market. Another great option is to make your own greenhouse from scratch.

Spring Gardening Techniques

For a lot of gardeners, spring is the most thrilling time of the year. This is the time when vegetation begins to demonstrate signs of new life and the backyard is filled of promise. It is not long before the first spring flowers make their spectacular appearance. Prune early flowering shrubs as soon as flowering is over. Prune grey leaved shrubs, such as lavenders, to keep them compact and bushy. After pruning shrubs apply a slow release fertilizer on the ground during mid spring to give them a boost. Protect up-and-coming shoots of defenseless plants, such as hostas, from the attention of slugs and snails.

Grafted Vegetables and Tomatoes

Grafted vegetables are created when the top part of one plant (the scion) is attached to the root system of a separate plant (the rootstock). The rootstock contributes vigor and disease resistance while the scion is chosen for fruit flavor or quality.

Organic Gardening 101: Principles of Sustainable Agriculture

As more consumers become aware of some of the hazards associated with synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides, organic gardening is surging in popularity. By applying basic principles of sustainable agriculture, anyone can learn to grow organic vegetables in their own back yards. Here’s a brief introduction to Organic Gardening 101, for beginning gardeners.

Pruning and Protecting Your Soft Fruit Bushes

This time of year is perfect for pruning your soft fruit bushes to ensure a perfect crop of fruit and reduce the chance of disease. Before you start, make sure you have a good, sharp pair of secateurs otherwise you won’t get a clean cut and could encourage disease. If your secateurs are a bit old and worn out, why not treat yourself to a new pair? Also, make sure you choose a dry day – preferably with a bit of a breeze to encourage the newly cut stems to heal.

Cheap Brussel Sprouts

This can be a very expensive vegetable during the season, and you rarely see it sold cheaply. Understandably, as it requires a long growing season, the commercial growers have to recoup their losses for having their land tied up for four or five months with one vegetable. Grown easily in a home garden it is interesting to grow, so if you have space, grow it.

Keep Your Deck Flowering All Year

Suggestions for keeping a deck or patio looking attractive. The seasons bring changes to the plants on patio and decks.Then its time to have a change of flowers, shrubs or bulbs.

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