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Tips For Growing An Indoor Garden

Growing an indoor garden does not have to be any more complicated than growing an outdoor, or a patio garden. With new technologies such as growing lights and hydroponics it can be done, and be just as effective and tasty as anything that is allowed to grow naturally under the sun.

Build a Compost Bin for Your Home or Community Gardens in 2 Hours That Is Effective and Low Budget

I moved into my new historic area home this past year and began enjoying the camaraderie at our community garden. The ineffective compost bin quickly caught my attention. Consulting our members I was encouraged to improve the composting effort. I enthusiastically volunteered, welcoming the opportunity to experiment by asking myself how do I build a compost bin.

Tips For Growing An Indoor Herb Garden

Growing and indoor herb garden is very easy, and it is a great way to enjoy fresh herbs whenever you need them. Herbs are great for flavoring many foods, and therefore eliminate the need for processed flavorings, which are often laden with preservatives and other food additives.

Disadvantages Of A Patio Garden

Those who are confined to city living do not always have access to a yard wherein they can plant a garden. Therefore, a patio garden becomes their next best option in order to be able to enjoy freshly picked vegetables and herbs during the summer months. However, as good as a patio garden may be, there are some disadvantages of having one.

Gardening With Self Sowing Papaver Somniferums

Gardening can be a funny hobby when you look at its fundamentals. Many gardeners will spend hours weeding out natural flowers and weeds only to replace them with domesticated and hybridized varieties of the very plants that have been removed. If you are attempting to mimic Mother Nature in your garden weeding can become even more bizarre, as you’re actually removing the steps made by nature to create the most natural planting scheme possible.

Discover The Excitement Of Hydroponic Gardening

Hydroponic systems are improving all the time and they can be set up from simple systems as in a foam box to the more complicated systems such as vertical gardens. Like anything new, it takes some time to learn the basics, but once you have there are definitely a lot of benefits. Find out more about hydroponics.

How to Get a Beautiful Lawn

Getting your lawn looking at its best takes a lot of hard work and all year round. The beautiful green grass that you see in some of the magazine takes a little more than the odd mowing. To get the best out of your lawn is a year round job which starts from March to May when the lawn needs to be fertilised.

Understanding How Colour Works in the Garden

This article explains what colour is and how to use different colours in your garden. Colour can affect our moods, making us feel happy or sad. It can also be manipulated to make a garden look bigger, smaller, warmer or cooler. Because the sunlight in Australia is so strong, the best time of day is early in the morning or early evening whereas in England the best light is in the middle of the day.

Rebuilding Soil – Organic Matter

Organic matter as a soil amendment in your organic garden beds will greatly improve its structure and health. Soil nutrients get depleted over time if the soil in your garden is overused. Feed the soil and it will provide the crops you are growing the nutrients and support they need to thrive.

Two Tips to Get the Most From Your Oriental Poppies

While easily grown, you must ensure that Oriental poppies have enough room to grow. Unlike annual varieties, which can be crammed into small spaces, it is vital that Oriental poppy plants are given sufficient space to grow and mature over the years.

Using Oriental Poppy Color in Your Garden

If you’re a fan of poppies then there is no better family of plant that Papaver orientale. Commonly known as the Oriental poppy this group of specimens is a fantastic herbaceous plant which will fill spring borders with large exotic flowers. It is available in a range of colors from pale pastels to vivid and deep hues and as such, can be integrated into many planting schemes whatever hue palette you may be using.

Papaver Bracteatum – A Historic Poppy for Any Oriental Poppy Collection

One of the most stunning perennial poppies is that of Papaver Bracteatum, a fantastically red variety which is often known as the Great Red or Iranian Poppy. Originating in Iran and Southern Russia it was first discovered in 1821 by John Lindley, an English botanist, before being suggested for domestication by President Nixon in the early 1970’s. It is also widely regarded as a forbearer to the beautiful family of Oriental poppies that now exist to grace gardens with, and as such is a fantastic plant to include in any poppy collection.

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