A Florists Artistic Touch Of Green
Flowers speak to us with their beauty and implications. Their sweet aromas drum up pleasure to our senses and create a feeling all their own. The presence of a flower can take you back to childhood summers spent at your Grandparents home, a first date, or even a first kiss. Florists take these individual works of natural art and make them into precious symbols of love, happiness, mourning, thanks and congratulations.Flower Meanings – Lilies
Lilies symbolize purity and innocence, and also have strong spiritual associations. They are the perfect choice when simplicity is the keynote. Madonna lilies were the only variety available to medieval artists, but during the past two centuries, many different species and varieties have been discovered and bred.First Time Gardeners – Ten Motivations to Take the Plunge
As a novice gardener I thought through why I should be motivated to take the plunge into my first Square Foot Garden. I found these ten reasons inspiring for myself and hope they will motivate you as well.The Meaning of Lilac Flowers
White lilac flowers symbolize the memories of youth and the happy innocence of days long since past. This article is written by a florist from Thailand explaining the history of lilacs in flower arrangements and some practical advice on using lilacs in your own flower arrangements.Small Greenhouse Apartment Gardens
Greenhouses and gardens are an excellent way to harvest your own vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Unfortunately, some people do not have the amount of space to afford a large greenhouse, or garden.Worm Castings: A Worm By-Product
Compost worms are not only valuable in terms of profit-making. They are also useful when it comes to providing gardens and farms a richer and more natural source of compost. This is what you call worm castings. Worm castings (also known as worm poop, manure or humus) can be described as an organic worm by-product.Watering Tomatoes – How Important Is It?
Growing tomatoes can be a great hobby and good source of income as well. If you look around you, you’ll see that almost every food that you see has a component of tomato in it. It is almost as if tomatoes were bent on ruling the world. Have you seen that comedy flick, “Attack of the killer tomatoes?” If yes, then you will know what I mean.Lawn Care Tips to Consider
It would be nice if all you had to do was sprinkle lawn seed down and a beautiful lawn would appear. Unfortunately there is some planning that comes with having the lawn of your dreams. You must take into consideration your climate, your personality, you flower choices etc…If you take the time to do this it will be well worth it in the end.Growing Organic Asparagus
Asparagus historically was classified a member of the lily family, along with onions and garlic. It now has its own family classification. If you’re concerned about your health, growing asparagus is a great low-calorie source of foliate and potassium. Read all about how to grow organic asparagus in this article.Compost Usage Is Excellent Way to Improve Gardening Skills
Following on in our articles gardening tips for beginners we now look at “MAKING YOUR OWN FERTILIZER AND MULCH” Another option if you want great natural, organic fertilizer and mulch for your garden is to make it yourself. There are lots of different websites, books, manuals, and forums where you can learn a lot of different methods for making your own organic fertilizer and mulch.How To Grow Orchids Using Artificial Lights
Most orchids thrive in a tropical landscape, which means light is essential for them. This light is not necessarily pure sunlight. It could also mean artificial orchid lights. You have to make sure that they receive sufficient amounts of light in order to grow.Why Use Supplemental Lighting for Indoor or Greenhouse Gardening?
Did you know that with supplemental lighting you are able to garden year round, inside or outside? Or, you may just want to supplement the natural light that you have on short winter days, or in a greenhouse in a not so perfect location. Besides extending the growing season, using supplemental greenhouse lighting will significantly increase the health, strength, growth rate and yield of your plants.