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Making Money From Growing Plants

I want to share with you a secret. The most enjoyable business in the world is making money from growing plants, and if you have a few spare plants, you can start today.

Orchid Mix – The Perfect Formula

You thought that the orchid was a pretty and somewhat rare flower that was expensive to buy at the local florist shop. You were right, and you never realized that it was only half the picture. Look right under that pretty orchid and see the soil that it stands in is no ordinary dirt. The orchid mix is the material placed in the pot that holds the orchid plant. The mix can contain any number of materials. These can be natural or artificial. Most growers do prefer to cultivate their plants as close to nature with the use of organic mixes for their orchids.

A Buyer’s Guide to Greenhouses

The UK marketplace offers a wealth of variety in design, material of construction and glazing of the domestic greenhouse. To avoid poor performance of your greenhouse some of the following rules are recommended.

Golden Hakone Grass is the 2009 Perennial Plant of the Year

Golden Hakona Grass plant is one of the best and most attractive ornamental grasses for partial shade. And it makes a great companion for other shade-tolerant plants, particularly hostas. Find out how to grow the 2009 Perennial Plant of the Year.

Tis’ the Season

Many people think the best and most beautiful flowers are only available in Spring or Summer. While this is true for some varieties, there are lovely flowers in season during every part of the year. Some have very limited growing (and availability) seasons while others have much longer seasonality or are available all year long. If you do a bit of research, you will find the perfect flowers whether you are adorning a Winter holiday table or outfitting a summer bride. Choice is never limited by the time of year and there’s something for everyone regardless of the date on the calendar.

Flower Design on a Budget

Many people feel flowers are not something within their reach because they see them as an expensive extravagance. While there are many flowers that may outside of your budget because they are more rare or out of season, if you choose flowers that are readily available and fairly common, you will find them an affordable luxury and one that will brighten your day and your home. To keep costs to a minimum, you will want to talk to a florist about what flowers meet your needs without breaking the bank. They will know plenty about seasonal and more affordable flowers and arrangements and how best to care for them.

The Hidden Meaning of Flowers

For years, people have chosen flowers based on what the flower has traditionally come to mean. Some flowers are given to represent love or passion or hope. Sometimes it’s the color of a flower or the flower itself where the meaning lies. Flowers have a powerful role to play in every society and culture and it’s good to know the hidden meanings of flowers before they are given. This is especially true in matters of the heart where you never want to send a mixed message or say something you do not mean.

The Meaning of Flower Colors

Did you know there is an entire branch of psychology devoted entirely to colors and their meanings? Is it any wonder, then, that people have long associated different flower colors with different meanings and in fact they were once used as part of a code to get across one’s message in a socially acceptable and discreet way. Overall, the gift of flowers says, “I love you”, “I appreciate you” or “I care how you feel”, but there are many other messages that have traditionally been conveyed by the choice of flower colors.

Beginning Gardening Tips For the Indoor Gardener

A few beginning gardening tips for the indoor gardener to be. Indoor gardens can be a lot of fun, give energy to room, the feeling of clean air, guarding against dust and allergies. The down side is that we seem to forget about them and suddenly have dead plants amongst us.

Preserving Herbs From Your Garden

Simple methods to preserve your own herbs. Herbs can be preserved by drying, freezing and steeping. Each method has it’s own unique benefits.

Barley by the Moon

Barley was one of the first cereals to be cultivated by man, and is grown over a large extent of the world at present. There are varieties of barley that will grow in the Arctic Circle. And barley grows best by the phases of the moon.

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