Simple Container Garden Ideas to Try, Part 1

Five Reasons for a Homemade Compost Bin

While compost can easily by made just by piling material and letting it rot, many gardeners like to use a compost bin setup. There are many options on the market and most of them work well but it is easy to make a homemade compost bin. Here are five reasons why it is desirable to make your own compost bin or bins.

Making A Homemade Compost Bin Allows You To Refine Your System

There are a great many compost bins on the market and they meet a variety of needs, however building your own allows you to refine your composting system to meet your lawn and garden needs. Just as every garden and gardener is unique, so are the needs of each situation.

Tending Your Soil – Four Steps To Healthy Soil

While many gardeners tend their plants well, few think to tend their soil. Once you begin to think of your soil as a living thing similar to the plants you grow, it is easy to think of tending the soil and wanting it healthy. After all, healthy soil grows healthy plants.

Papaver Somniferum Poppy – Fire and Snow

If you’ve ever been looking for a Papaver somniferum variety which offers something a little more than the average poppy, then Fire and Snow is definitely a poppy variety for you. Coming with all the advantages that Breadseed poppies have, this specimen is a dazzling flower which will add real impact to your garden. And with such a beautiful and eye catching bloom many visitors may even fail to realize that it is a member of Papaver somniferum family at all.

Papaver Somniferum Poppy – Pink Dawn

Papaver somniferum poppies come in a huge array of varieties and can offer you an enormous number of options for you garden. Flowers differ in size, hue, and petal texture, allowing you to create a stunning collection of these wonderful poppies. Papaver somniferum, also known as Breadseed poppies, can also be used alongside other garden plants to great appeal because there is always a variety which will fit with your garden palette.

White Linen – A California Poppy Perfect for Spring

You may associate California poppies with the heat of summer, as blazing sunlight falls down on hot gardens. Bright colors of orange, red, pink and yellow fill the front of borders as California poppies create a dazzling collage of beautiful cheerful blooms. But, if you want to find a wonderful California poppy which is ideal for the spring months, then White Linen is ideal.

Enjoy Royalty With an Extraordinary Oriental Poppy

Oriental poppies are some of the most stunning plants available for your garden. A plant which looks quite subtle and unobtrusive for much of the year suddenly explodes into vibrant life in the late spring. Huge and beautiful blooms are pushed high into the air on stalks three to four foot long, and without a word of warning your garden is transformed as petals unfurl and fill your space with Oriental poppy color.

How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring

Spring is just around the corner and you’re itching to get outside. But your garden looks a mess — winter has taken its toll, dead leaves and branches are everywhere. It’s hard to imagine the color and vibrancy that you see in all the magazines. Here are some tips to cleaning up your garden and making it ready for spring.

Beautiful Jacaranda Trees

I think the Jacaranda is one of the most stunning flowering trees in the world While it is a native of Brazil and Argentina, it puts on stunning displays in both Australia and New Zealand. It prefers the warmer temperatures and when young is susceptible to frosts and needs protection. It can grow into a huge tree given the right conditions, if it is knocked about by frosts and cooler climes it does not grow as big.

The Basics Of Growing Climbing Roses

With just a little attention and patience you can grow climbing roses for your home or Garden. This article will touch on some of the major aspects to growing climbing roses. With just a little attention to a few important points you can have beautiful climbing roses for your home or garden.

How to Move Oriental Poppies

There comes a time in many gardeners’ lives where they realize that a plant is in the wrong place and therefore needs moving. It may be that a plant self seeded in a position and was left to mature, or that when it was originally planted you thought it wouldn’t grow as big as it has. Alternatively you may be overhauling an entire border and taking everything out prior to replanting. Whatever the reason for you wanting to move plants it is important for you to move plants when it best suits their needs.

Tips for Growing California Poppies in Trays

While you can easily sow California poppies straight into the ground where you want them to flourish, a great way of starting seedlings off well is to germinate them in seed pots or trays. Growing in such a way allows you to nurture seedlings into large, strong and healthy individuals. While you may take very care to look after seedlings outside they are subject to the elements and a sharp frosts, or a sudden attack of slugs could reduce your California poppies to not much more than a few green stems.

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