Tour of the Flower Beds at the Grand Hotel

Summer Flowering Bulbs: Easy to Grow Blooms for Late Summer Color in Your Garden

Gardening can be like a love affair. And what better way to express your love than with more flowers? Summer flowering bulbs are a fantastic way to add more blooms to the late summer months. Plus, they come back year after year for lots of flower power. Asian lilies, Japanese anemone, Persian buttercups, Calla lilies, begonias, gladiolus and the showy dahlias are all considered summer flowering bulbs. Plant them in the spring and sit back and enjoy the show come the hot weather.

The Growth and Decline of Orangeries

The large windows and bright, warm environment adds a unique twist to many suburban homes, or country estates. Not only do they add extra square footage and living space, but they add character and monetary value to homes as well.

5 Steps to Overcome Greenhouse-Building Reluctance

If you have ever decided to start a greenhouse-building project, then you know what a task it can be. There are many people who should never even consider building a greenhouse; however, there are those who would do quite well with a project like this. For someone who is handy with tools, it’s not all that difficult to design a greenhouse, especially with a detailed greenhouse plan. I would like to offer you a few tips to overcome your reluctance and get you going the right away.

Hummingbird Facts

I saw my first fall hummingbird last night. It was rather dark outside, but I think he was a Black-chinned Hummer. I have watched many hummingbirds in the past. They eat, they squabble with each other and then they eat some more.

Tips on Getting Ready For Gardening Season

If you own a garden, you might agree that the climate usually controls what you plant and when. While this sentiment might be shared by many, many garden owners are usually caught unprepared. They therefore end up planting and getting little or no yields at all.

Window Boxes – One Way to Make a Beautiful Garden

Indeed, nothing put a prettier face on a house than a gorgeous window box – and no form of gardening is so accessible to beginner and expert alike, to homeowners and apartment dweller. Even to those who don’t have a window of their own, window boxes can flourish, stairways, even on concrete floors.

City Rooftop Gardens

Growing gardens for pleasure or food on rooftops is an increasingly popular thing to do for several great reasons. One of these is, of course, the joy and need for people to want to grow their own food as the number of meat-raising plants across the world increase and the number of vegetable-growing plants decrease, according to the Planning Cities as if Food Mattered project. Another huge reason that green roofing is becoming ever more popular is that of the increased global warming and consequently increased flood/droughts in places where crop growth is vitally important.

How to Prepare Peas for Planting

It’s that time of year again when spring gardens are being prepared for planting. But what do you do when you’re brand new to vegetable gardening and want to have peas this spring? Planting peas is an easy — and rewarding – task but there are a few things you’ll need to do before you plant.

Organic Gardening and Pest Control

With the growing awareness of “green” issues all over the world, the idea of organic gardening is really gaining traction. Using more natural methods of planting, growing, and harvesting, using fewer (or no) chemicals, getting away from the monopolistic mass production of food that tends to make it both tasteless and vulnerable – people are becoming more and more interested in “eating organic.”

Are Your Orchids in the Right Pots?

Orchids must be potted into appropriate pots that meet their watering requirements. Orchids that need to dry out before the next watering are suitable for clay pots. Other orchids may need a consistent retention of moisture in the medium so are best placed in plastic pots.

Food4Wealth Review – Raise Bountiful Organic Backyard Gardens

The economy is recovering from its recent fall due to the financial crisis. Employment rates are also increasing. Nonetheless, it cannot be denied that many people are still left wishing for their ability to be self-sufficient.

Spring and Autumn Gardening Tips

Spring has sprung in the Northern Hemisphere and the leaves have started to fall in the Southern Hemisphere, so those seasonal chores need to be done and it’s time to review some spring and autumn gardening tips. These tips are based on a temperate climate, so if you live in a different zone, just adjust timing accordingly.

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