Sunday, August 4th, 2013
When it comes to flowering plants, some plants complete their life cycles within a growing season while others could live for a decade or even longer. Understanding the differences between annuals and perennials helps you to plan your garden and resources in as ideal a way as possible.
Annual plants are those that complete their life cycle within a single year. Some of these plants require just a few weeks for a complete cycle. There are both summer Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday, June 1st, 2013
If you are in the process of landscaping your yard and have never had much luck in the past with outdoor plants, you may be feeling apprehensive about your upcoming project. If you are afraid that your plants will all wither and die within weeks of being transplanted to their new home in your yard, you should familiarize yourself with the cultural requirements of the trees, shrubs and flowers that you will be planting. Because most plants Read the rest of this entry »
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
If you are a home gardener who lives in a region that sees a good deal of partial shade throughout the day, there are many plants you may want to cultivate. You can make your garden truly beautiful with any number of plants that prefer a partially shady condition. All of these great plants can be found at your local nursery or gardening section of your favorite home improvement store.
Daylilies are great plants that bloom lovely flowers in groups. They can be used as borders along partly shady areas of your garden and Read the rest of this entry »
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
Gardening doesn’t have to be exclusively outdoors and many people keep lush and lavish indoor gardens in their very homes. You just need to be prepared for a couple things which is why I’ve taken the time to talk about indoor gardening.
First, you want to pick out a spot in the home where the garden will stay. A sunroom is preferable although not necessarily a requirement – it just needs to be somewhere you can regulate the temperature and the plant can get plenty of sun.
You also want to make sure that the house is up to snuff wherever the garden goes. Indoor gardens can really brighten up the day, but could carry some unforeseen consequences like pollen stains, bugs or even, if it’s warm enough, geckos. If you’re not sure about any of this, a quick trip to homeproimprovement.com should answer any remodeling or construction questions regarding your garden.
If your indoor garden includes plants that climb, you are going to want to make sure you plant a post in the pot that they can use. However, if your climber gets to be too large, then it might be time to transfer it outdoors.
And, as with regular gardening, just make sure you take the time to prune the dead leaves, tend the soil and water the plant.
Saturday, May 5th, 2012
The pH level that plants need to ensure their optimum health differs from plant to plant. In order to maintain a plant’s proper pH level so that they can successfully thrive in your garden, you will need to check the acidity level of your soil. There are a few easy steps to follow that will help you do this. The only things you will need are, a spade, distilled water, and a pH testing probe. It Read the rest of this entry »
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
Before you start any serious gardening endeavor, you should know that one of the best gardening tools is a sound understanding of plant hardiness zones. Hardiness zones define what plant life survives best in various geographical regions. Hardiness zones are defined by the minimum winter temperature of a given area. Understanding what can and what can’t be planted in your area will save you money, time and frustration. Perennial plants that start out well when planted in the spring can freeze and die during the Read the rest of this entry »
Sunday, April 29th, 2012
If you are a novice gardener you might be overwhelmed by the sheer number of gardening tools available to you. With rows upon rows of of choices how do you know you’re going to get the tool you really need? Well, there are five tools that every gardener needs, no matter how experienced they are.
A good, sturdy pair of work gloves is a must. It will keep your hands from being cut by Read the rest of this entry »