The Six Most Popular Orchid Types
Orchids belong to a family of flowers that is one of the most diverse on earth. The most commonly cultivated orchids and those that most people are familiar with can be grouped into six major types. This article touches on some of the characteristics of the six major orchid groups.How to Get Your Child Interested in Gardening
If you are a gardener, it’s likely that you would like your children to have a similar interest. Learn some techniques that will help your children become a bit more interested in gardening.A Few Organic Gardening Tips
A very eco-smart hobby is organic gardening, which is just regular gardening without the use of pesticides and other strong chemicals on plants. Organic gardening only involves the use of mild products that do not cause harm or damage to plants.Gardening Tips to Help You Grow Your First Home Garden
Gardening is one of those hobbies that never grow old throughout the years. Perhaps because it is relaxing, fulfilling, and productive at the same time. If you are thinking of growing your own garden, and whether you choose to grow beautiful flowers or fruits and green leafy vegetables, here are a few gardening tips that can get you started.Gardening Help For Beginners and Seasoned Gardeners
Whether you are still thinking of making gardening a hobby, or you have been tending your very own garden for years now, you can use thousands of gardening help on any type of plant you want to grow. Millions of books, magazines have been published and websites established to provide you with useful gardening tips to help you get started or improve your gardening skills.Excellent Sources of Gardening Help
If you have been growing your own garden for years now, you may feel that you already know all there is to know about gardening. Perhaps you already have vast knowledge about gardening, but you can never have too much gardening help.Killing Bugs Without Killing Yourself
With all the rains we have had this winter, we can look forward to a spring and summer full of bugs. The temptation is to kill everything that creeps, crawls, or flies to protect ourselves, our pets, and our plants.Getting Your Yard Certified As Wildlife Habitat
This morning, the male Ruby Throated Hummingbird that sometimes comes to my feeder was there. I would like to write about how you can get your yard or property certified as a wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.Stomping Out Fire Ants
Red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta Buren) are loathed in the Southern parts of the United States. These ants came into the US from South America in soil used as ship’s ballast in the 1930s.Indoor Gardening Supplies Can Help Jump Start Fall Harvest
Many who plant small outdoor gardens tend to try to get a head start on the growing season by planting seeds indoors and transplanting them outdoors once planting season has arrived. With the right indoor gardening supplies at your disposal, nearly everything that will end up in the outdoor garden can be started indoors. While there are some plants that produce their harvest underground such as potatoes and carrots, they are safe to directly in the garden, whilst plants that grow above the ground like tomatoes and peppers will die by frost if planted too early.The Numbers on the Fertilizer Bag Explained
When you buy a bag of fertilizer, it has three numbers on the front of it. Do you know what those numbers really mean?Natural is Not Necessarily Safe
There has been a lot of press lately towards using “natural” products to treat illnesses, kill pests, and fertilize plants instead of “synthetic” chemicals. The assumption has been if it is natural, or organic, it is safe.
Tired of mowing, weeding and watering your front lawn? Why not dig it up and replace it with a low-maintenance environmental garden. You will wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.Dead Patches in the Lawn – Lawn Care Problems and Solutions
You would normally enjoy a lawn that is lush and green all year round. Unfortunately, nature can have other things in mind like brown patches rather than a lush green lawn.