Snowdrops:The Flower of Hope

Snowdrops:The Flower of Hope

In the winter season when it is snowing the pure white petals of Snowdrops is one of nature’s gifts. They are excellent choices for areas viewed from indoors. Snowdrops represent purity and a clean beginning to the new year. Snowdrops planted en masse are an unforgettable winter-to-early spring sight. The common snowdrop grows only to 6 inches, a “short” introduction to the upcoming bulb season. Its strappy, blue-green leaves cluster around a flower stalk that…

Creating Edible Landscape Eith Good Soil Preparation

Creating Edible Landscape Eith Good Soil Preparation

The first step in creating an edible landscape is good soil preparation. Soil is composed of sand, silt and clay mineral particles in varying proportions. It’s a soil’s tilth — its texture — that determines how well plants grow and the ease with which plants are able to take up water and nutrients. There are 12 basic soil types and most common soil types are loamy sand, loam, clay loam, and clay. You can determine…

Post-Holidays Gardening Activities

Post-Holidays Gardening Activities

It is quite obvious that you are not paying full attention to your garden and gardening activities owing to celebrations of Christmas holidays. As soon as you get free from these holidays you will obviously have certain activities that need your attention in the garden. You may start thinking and acting over any or all of these activities as per your convenience during coming days and weeks. Just surf on the internat and book tickets to…

Mercury Accumulation in Plants and its Effects

Mercury Accumulation in Plants and its Effects

Mercury is one of the most dangerous toxic trace metal pollutants that can affect the growth of many plant species. It accumulates biologically and enters in to the food chain system generating long term health problems. Industrial development has been considered as one of the major factors responsible for increasing levels of mercury accumulations within the plants. Anthropogenic activities have contributed significantly to the mercury adulteration of our atmosphere. Some of these common causes include…

Good Fall Gardening Practices

Good Fall Gardening Practices

Fall is a great time of the year for adding trees and shrubs to the landscape. The warm soil and cool air is good for root development. In some cases, plants that are planted in the fall tend to establish themselves better than ones planted in the spring. This is because they have all of the fall and all of the following spring to get established before the most stressful time of the year which…

Preparing Plants For Fall Gardening

Preparing Plants For Fall Gardening

It is a good time to begin with fall gardening . Warm soil plus cool, damp days encourages many plants to thrive. You should be ready to dig in with these tips for fall gardening. Acid-loving plants such as holly, azaleas and rhododendrons should be well watered as needed until cold weather sets in. If leaves are turning yellow, apply a sulfur or fertilizer formulated for acid-loving plants now to improve the color by spring. Keep spraying roses…

17 Essential Elements for Plant Growth

17 Essential Elements for Plant Growth

Let us go back to the basics and learn chemistry that would be extremely helpful in understanding its applications in gardening. Chemical elements analysis reveals that plants need definite proportions of specific elements. Plant growth is solely dependent on 17 different elements. Presence of all these chemical elements in perfect proportion is primarily responsible for healthy growth of a plant. As a gardener you must know about these 17 essential elements. All these elements have…

Low Maintenance Landscape Designing

Low Maintenance Landscape Designing

Many of the home gardens have  typical ”hardscapes,” combinations of walls, pavers, pergolas and water features. One thing most of them have in common is being over-planted. Some of the home gardens look lie ”plant collections,” with one each of many different species and some other have mass-plantings. There could always be a better way to fill landscape beds with color without appearing cluttered.Otherwise most of the designs will have twice or three times the…

Plants That Attract Hummingbirds in Your Garden

Plants That Attract Hummingbirds in Your Garden

Hummingbirds in garden are a pleasure in itself. Everything about them is fascinating, their diminutive size, their Stars Wars sounds, the way they hover and the speed of their flight. Exposure to hummingbirds is generally not very common unless they are passing through your garden. Finding them feasting on the flowers in your garden is a true delight. Two specific plants must be at the top of your priority list. Wherever these two plants are…

5 Perfect All Time Gardening Tools

5 Perfect All Time Gardening Tools

From gas-powered tillers to electric hedge trimmers, there’s no shortage of power tools to  help you maintain your garden. But while these tools can be helpful, you don’t  need a shed bursting with high-end gear to grow a vibrant garden. Instead, focus  on the basics — these essential tools that every gardener should master before  moving on to the more expensive gardening toys. Trowel and hand rake Before you can plant a garden, you first…

Take Good Care of Your Gardening Tools

Take Good Care of Your Gardening Tools

Proper care for your gardening tools is extremely essential. Here are a few, simple tips that will prolong your tools’ life. Don’t put them away covered in soil or wet. All gardening tools should be cleansed after use and dried with a rag. Apply vegetable oil to steel tools to minimize rusting. Sharpen axes, hoes, shovels and anything else that needs to be sharpened at least once a season. Store the tools properly, in an…

Grow Colors and Style With Cornflowers

Grow Colors and Style With Cornflowers

Coneflowers (Echinacea) are promiscuous. With many different kinds and colors planted in close proximity, no telling who parented the next season’s colorful offspring. Besides various shades of purple, new arrivals include yellow, cherry, orange and pink. Some have double flowers, with extra petals. They’re only the latest entries in a long string of new coneflower introductions in an astounding assortment of styles and colors. Gardeners count on coneflowers for a long season of bright, colorful,…

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