Sweet Romance Lavender–one year later

Gardening With Raised Garden Beds

The popularity of gardening with raised garden beds has skyrocketed. There are as many advantages to this concept as there are ways and materials to build the beds. Accessibility – Raised beds are much easier to work than just plain old flat ground.

Organic Gardening Tips You May Not Know

There are some obvious organic gardening tips that most gardeners know, such as using compost and organic fertilizers. These are pretty basic organic gardening tips. However, there are a lot of other tips that are just as easy to follow, but not as well-known.

Growing Organic Fruit Trees

This article will discuss what does it means to grow organic fruit trees, why is this done and what is involved. When a fruit tree is grown organically, this means that no pesticides, insecticides or any other man-made chemicals are sprayed onto the tree or applied to it in any way. When this is done, the fruit from the tree is organic fruit.

Why Fruit Trees Need to Be Thinned Out

When you have fruit trees, one of you biggest goals is to have a strong, healthy tree that produces a fine harvest. You may wish to eat the fruit fresh, use it to cook and back such things as sauces, jellies and desserts or you may wish to sell your harvest.

The Art of Backfilling When Planting Trees

When you obtain a tree that you wish to plant in your yard, part of the instructions will involve backfilling. This will apply if you have a whip or if you have a young tree. It should be noted that one may wish to grow trees from seedlings; however when this is done it can take a very long time for that tree to grow, sometimes it can take up to a decade for it to reach a good height.

Solar Greenhouses

With the ever increasing interest in all things solar due to rising energy costs, greenhouses are no exception. Lots of people have lots of questions about them. There are many differences in the construction of a conventional greenhouse versus a solar greenhouse.

Sandy Loam Soil Characteristics

Soil is described by textures and classified by the fractions of sand, silt, and clay. Loam is the concentration of the sand, silt, and clay; therefore it is referred to as “sandy clay” or “silty clay”. If you have sandy loam soil you will have few limitations as to what you can plant and expect a “green thumb” experience.

Garden Pond Maintenance: Getting Your Garden Pond Ready for Spring

If you live in a climate where autumns are orange and winters are white, maintaining a garden pond will require more effort than if you lived where the seasons stay green. Once you winterize your equipment for the cold months, garden pond maintenance stops. And when it starts again, it can be a bear. If you’ll soon face a spring garden pond that you aren’t sure how to maintain, we list the ideal steps for bringing it back from its long hibernation.

Organic Gardening – The Importance Of Feeding Your Garden Soil

Bio-diversity is very important, both above and below ground, in having a healthy soil structure. It is the interaction among species that contribute to a bio-diverse garden. Most home gardeners focus their interest in the visible components that makeup a garden, not knowing that the most important part of a landscape is what is happening below ground, and that soil needs to be fed just like any other form of life does.

Building a Shed in Your Garden

If you like working in your garden, you will surely have a good deal of tools and accessories to help you, like trowels, spades, brooms, rakes and so on. Now it is time to think of building a shed, so that you can keep all this tools and tidy up your nice and beautiful courtyard or garden. In this article you will find some tips that will help you choose the right shed plans for you.

How to Safely Ship Flowers and Keep Them Alive

If you want to learn how to safely ship flowers and keep them alive, this article will guide you from start to finish. There are many considerations to keep in mind before attempting the shipping of flowers if you want them to arrive safely at their destination. Of course, if you are sending artificial flowers, the only thing you will need to make sure of is that your flowers don’t get squashed in transit. Sending live flowers is more complicated but feasible.

Getting Family Together in The Culinary Herb Garden and in the Kitchen

Welcome to the Culinary Herb Garden. Here we will explore how gardening is a Family Activity that brings families closer together by gardening. Then harvesting the work and enjoying it in the kitchen.

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