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Upcycling In 2016

Upcycling has really exploded in popularity over the past few years. In this article, I explain some of the creative ways you can upcycle old materials.

Cultivate Cranberries

Add these goodness-packed little gems to your fruit garden with expert advice, and enjoy bountiful harvests in autumn. Referred to by the Native Americans as ‘Sassamanesh’, ‘ibimi’ or ‘ataqua’, the cranberry derived its name from the German and Dutch settlers who noted the similarity of the flower structure to that of the crane, a bird they were familiar with from their native lands.

Plant Smart in April For Maximum Results In Your Garden

With rainfall totals below average in southern California, April is the time to plant smart while saving water in spring and summer. Add Mulch To Reduce Water Usage: The cost of water is on the rise and watering restrictions are still in place. Adding mulch to your yard can mean significant water savings.

Gardening Recommendations Before the Summer Season

Gardening is a hobby that calls for special techniques and skills. Being equipped with this arsenal of skills and techniques is vital to maintain a green garden, healthy, especially through summer – the hottest and driest season of the year. As the temperature rises before and through summer, cleaning the garden will help to ensure you have a beautifully maintained garden.

Except Gardening Accessories, Which Factors Influence Your Garden?

The gardener should educate himself about gardening. Nature is always mysterious to mankind. It has great impact on the garden. A little idea of nature helps a lot in gardening. Some factors which play vital roles in gardening are soil, environment (including climate and weather), types of plants etc. These all are integral parts of nature. Apart from these, choice of plants, pots and containers along with other gardening tools have impact on a garden.

How to Use Mirrors in the Garden to Add a Feeling of Light and Space

Why Use Mirrors In The Garden? 1. Frame a pretty view or plant 2…

It Only Takes One Seed

You may not have the ambition to become a farmer, but you do pick up a fork, stop and relish the beauty of a rose or even meditate at a garden of cacti – gardening brings all these pleasures and more if you just take the time to start with just one seed. When that first sprout breaks through, you can try all you want but you can’t stop that smile from lighting up your face and your day.

“Even Solomon in All His Glory Was Not Arrayed Like One of These” (Matthew 6:28) Easter Lily

Of the mandatory (for some) Easter Lily. They come in just before the holiday. Often with only one flower open and many buds promising good value and good looks, too. It is of this plant the Easter Lily – Lilium longiflorum – that I wish to speak for it is, verily, the symbol of the day and its world-changing events.

Walnut Tree (Juglans Regia)

The walnut is a large, deciduous tree which can grow up to a 100 feet tall and with a spread of up to 40 feet. Native to Central Asia and South East Europe it is widely planted in the United Kingdom and is very popular in parks and large gardens.

Western Hemlock Tree (Tsuga Heterophylla)

The western hemlock, not to be confused with the deadly poisonous herb hemlock and to which it bears no relation, is an evergreen conifer, broad in habitat, with a narrow conical crown and a drooping leading shoot. Having been introduced to the United Kingdom sometime in the 1800’s from its native western North America it quickly became commonly planted for its timber and being extremely shade tolerant made it ideal for planting underneath other trees in forestry plantations. This impressive specimen is capable of reaching heights of up…

Starting Your Garden Seeds: The Basics

Learn some of the basics on starting your seeds, including: what kind of soil to choose, how much light and heat to give, when to transplant, how to decide if the plants are healthy, and more. Enjoy some lesser known facts and a few hidden jokes along the way.

How Trees Can Affect the Value of Your Home

So you have decided to sell your house, tidied away all the clutter, given all the rooms a fresh coat of neutral paint and the house has now been on the market for several weeks. But with plenty of viewings and favourable comments about your home you still haven’t had any offers and you really can’t understand why. Have you thought about looking at the condition of your garden?

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