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How to Dry Flowers in the Air

If you have a particularly pleasing arrangement of flowers that you don’t want to see wither and die, and have to throw away, then you should consider drying them. This way you can preserve them and make them last forever! You can either hang the flowers or arrange them in a new arrangement, or use them to create some other beautiful project – there are no limits!

Aquaponics or Hydroponics – Which Is Right for You?

Earth friendly farmers around the world are discovering ways to grow food without the use of soil. Once the decision has been made to grow without dirt, the next question is do you raise your crops using aquaponics or hydroponics… which is right for you?

Hardy Geraniums and Why You Should Grow Them

Early spring is the time when I look around my garden to spot the gaps left by plants that have failed to survive the winter. When thinking about how to fill these gaps I am tempted by exotic tropical plants with their lush foliage and showy flowers. However, gardening on a north facing slope in North Wales near the sea means being exposed to salt laden gales and a lack of sunlight. These are not ideal conditions for tropical plants. In addition tropical plants need to be kept frost free over winter and this means either growing them in pots or digging them up at the end of summer and storing them inside during the winter months, with no guarantee of survival. I decided instead to fill the gaps with plants that could cope with my growing conditions, are frost hardy and reliably perennial, virtually pest and predator free and resistant to diseases. If these plants are also easy to maintain, remain evergreen throughout winter, are colorful and have scented foliage these are additional bonuses.

Modern Gardens – The Innovations Within

Modern gardens have a very fresh, calm look around them which soothe us at the end of a busy day.  Their borders are comparable to those used in ordinary gardens; the garden design is based on geometry having many straight lines and angles rather than bends and curves.  The style is accentuated with bold colors.

Rubbermaid Storage Shed – How To Organize Your Gardening Equipment

Springtime is a time when we are all anxious to get outside in the nice weather. It is also a time when we want to get organized and do a thorough cleaning, inside the house and out. This article will talk about those gardening tools and equipment that have been left outside through the winter, perhaps many winters, and now it’s time to get them organized and cared for.

Raised Vegetable Garden Beds and Stink Bugs

Stink bugs, also known as shield bugs, are sap eaters who gained their notoriety because of the foul odor they emit when threatened and handled carelessly. Although harmless to humans, stink bugs are well-known to breed rapidly and feed on only one host, they are widely considered to be pests especially in large numbers. Most Stink bugs are resistant to pesticides which make infestations very hard to control, so prevention is always better than cure. If you are in a bug infestation prone area, the best way to plant vegetables is to plant them in raised vegetable garden beds.

Weighing All Your Options Regarding The Investment Into Garden Pots

Selecting garden pots to accompany your home can be a big decision for anybody to make, when trying to generate the best outdoor environment for them to benefit from. Many patios, porches, and entryways are fairly barren and the utilization of decorative pots and plant accessories can prove to be a huge asset to help display home character and your own unique personal style. When looking into the opportunities which are available with these pots, the selection of your local hardware store only provides a fraction of the possibilities which exist for a homeowner to make the most of.

Growing Indoors: Gardening and the City

More and more people living in the city are deciding to bring simpler pleasures to their city lives, including growing their own food. Balconies, patios, fire escapes, rooftops, windowsills and even indoor growing rooms are all “gardening space” ready to cultivate delicious home grown produce. In this article we learn about all the great ADVANTAGES indoor gardening has over outdoor gardening.

The Best Garden Pots: Helping You Improve Your Outdoor Or Indoor Environment

Landscaping offers many benefits to homeowners looking to either increase the value of their property or generate a welcoming environment for them to enjoy. The combination of a grassy lawn and big green vegetation can be extremely appealing to any person looking to incorporate nature into their home environment. Even when the weather conditions do not warrant the opportunity to embrace such lush vegetation, the possibilities of foliage can still be possible with the utilization of plant pots.

Organic Vegetable Gardening – How Necessary Is It In Your Life?

Organic vegetable gardening has certain benefits, mentioned here. Additionally, it is wise economically. Organic food can be grown inexpensively using organic gardening methods of pest control, little maintenance and provide nourishment.

Use a Potting Bench When You Possess a Garden in Pots

Exclusively growing your plants in pots is an increasing and useful trend nowadays. This type is essentially known as container gardening. Homeowners who don’t possess the luxury of having front and back lawns in their residence or anyone who is living in tall buildings will be afforded the opportunity to grow their favorite flowers and various plant choices through this method.

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