Pollinators for Gardening for Bees and Butterflies

Pollinators for Gardening for Bees and Butterflies

Preserving pollinators for a healthy garden is one of the perfect gardening practices. Intelligent gardeners and gardeners with deep understanding do not just think of plants, fruits, flowers, beauty, texture, and landscaping only. Alongside all these concepts such gardeners do care for others. Gardening for bees and butterflies is one such nice philanthropic fundamental in itself and usefulness of pollinators becomes extremely important in this perspective. It is not only fun but also informative. Gardening…

Grow Tassel Fern To Add Beauty To Your Garden

Grow Tassel Fern To Add Beauty To Your Garden

The tassel fern in itself is a rare beauty, form and texture in the landscape, and for any gardener this would sure be the first priority when it comes to adding beauty and elegance to the garden. The tassel fern known botanically as” Polystichum polyblepharum” gives us a lush evergreen presence evenduring the winters. polyblepharum actually means many eyelashes. A typical native to Japan and Korea but this fern is exceptionally adaptable that you will…

Gardening With Drumstick Flowers

Gardening With Drumstick Flowers

Initial growth of drumstick is somewhat rounded or , sometimes star-shaped bud at soil level. Generally you will find   yellow-green chalky colored nascent leaves and flower buds are covered with pale yellow wax. Even at this early stage, its elegance and decorative value is spectacular. The protective wax coat persists on the leaves and stems right up to flowering time in a few weeks. Shaped like a drumstick for a big bass drum, the drumstick…

Growing Bright Green Moss in Garden

Growing Bright Green Moss in Garden

When all is dormant and brown outdoors, moss will always be alive and green even when everything outside is dormant, frozen, and even brown. All you need to do is to spot a couple of moist locations or corners in your yard or nearby woods and you will likely find a patch of bright green moss. Collect very gently a part of this pretty patch of bright green moss and transplant pieces into a shallow…

Good Heritage Gardening Practices

Good Heritage Gardening Practices

Heritage gardens have somewhat magical setting and attract the souls of writers, painters and gardeners into the midst of old trees, charming shops and pastoral life by the bay. An old-fashioned grace of the cottage garden is something gardeners may cherish. A natural cottage garden is a welcoming paradise. You may fashion along the front walkway and around front by using a combination of romantic, old-fashioned flowers that continue to thrive and are remembered “from…

How To Improve Clay Soil With Lime

How To Improve Clay Soil With Lime

If the soil in your garden is are clay-based then it is quite obvious that such a soil would be too acidic for optimum plant growth. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14, with measurements in the 0 to 7.0 range being acidic, and those above 7.0 being alkaline. A pH of 7.0 is neutral. The pH of your soil is so important to plant growth because it determines the availability of almost all…

Perfect Thematic Herb Gardening Practices

Perfect Thematic Herb Gardening Practices

Creating a thematic ornamental garden with variety of herbs would be a great idea for many gardeners. With a particular theme in mind and action you can easily create a productive, decorative and enjoyable herb garden. Herbs are the plants that are valued for flavor, scent, medicinal or other qualities. Herbs are used in cooking, as medicines and for spiritual purposes. A typical “Dioscorides Garden” is a garden of medicinal herbs, named for the Greek…

Integrated Pest Management:Natural Garden Balance

Integrated Pest Management:Natural Garden Balance

Striking a balanced equation between all the natural elements in gardening is the key to success. Light, nutrients, temperature and moisture all work together to make a proper environment for plants to thrive. Organisms including bacteria, earthworms and countless other micro-organisms play an important role in maintaining a harmony in your garden. Any imbalance in the natural conditions creates a lot of interlinked complex problems. The “Integrated Pest Management”(IPM) therefore becomes extremely important which  helps…

Winter Houseplants Good For Home Decor and Gifts

Winter Houseplants Good For Home Decor and Gifts

Poinsettias, Norfolk pines, Christmas cactus, cyclamen and rosemary are the plants and flowers that people generally love buying to decorate their homes and to give them as Christmas Gifts. It becomes challenging if you do not know how to care for these popular holiday plants. Here are few good gardening tips for you. Poinsettia: This is the most frequently purchased plant for Christmas. It ranges from tones of red to white. The colored leafy bracts,…

Composting: It’s All about Changing an Attitude

Composting: It’s All about Changing an Attitude

For gardeners across the globe second week of the month of May is special in one sense. It is the “International Compost Awareness Week”. We are at the hinge of entering this second week now. Composting at home, composting yourself, making your own compost or in whatever terms you may take it but in the core it is about owning a responsibility by composting. Use of home generated waste adds to your garden and soil…

Benefits Of Roof Top Gardening

Benefits Of Roof Top Gardening

A Green roof, also known as a rooftop garden or rain garden, is a roof that is partially or completely covered with plants and provided with an irrigation system. Such greenery reduces the ‘urban heat island’ effect which makes a built-up area significantly warmer than its surroundings. Green roofs also: Conserve energy use in the building by keeping temperatures down so less air-conditioning is needed; Improve air quality; Reduce noise pollution; Enhance a building’s aesthetics; Store rainwater…

Garden Watering Guide

Garden Watering Guide

Most of the garden plants have an incredible ability to keep themselves cool. But it is extremely important to know how much water does the garden need. Basically, moisture from the soil is taken in through the plant’s roots and pushed out through its leaves, creating an ongoing cooling effect (transpiration). So long as there is adequate moisture in the soil, the leaves on a healthy sun-loving plant should not become scorched. On a normal…

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