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Gardening Organic Vegetables – Why Anyone Can Do It

Gardening organic vegetables isn’t as hard as you may think. Anyone with about two hours of time can have their own garden today. The best part about it is after the initial setup, you only have to work on your garden for about an hour each week.

Deadheading Roses in Your Garden

Deadheading roses, not to be confused with pruning, is the removal of spent blooms. As a general rule once a plant has bloomed, the spent flower and a small section of the stem is removed from the plant. Today we understand the importance of keeping as much foliage as possible, instead of cutting down to a 5-leaflet leaf.

Hydroponics Gardening is Soil-Less

Did you know you have already grown something hydroponically? Remember when you put your avocado seed in a glass of water and it sprouted roots? There you go, hydroponics!

From the Vault – Pruning

It is getting towards the time of year where you need to start thinking about pruning some of your plants for the winter period. Many plants ‘shut down’ over the winter period and so cutting of dead flowers and parts of the plant help the plant to survive even the harshest winter.

Buying the Best Leaf Blower

Buying the best leaf blower can be a challenge, but it is worth the time involved. One that doesn’t match your needs will just create more work instead of making lawn care easier.

Benefits of Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening

Today I would like to talk to you about the benefits of raised bed vegetable gardening. There are several different ways of going about creating a raised bed vegetable garden. One way is to create a mounded raised bed. This is the way the Indians use to do it and for good reason.

Knock Out Roses Are the Best Roses to Grow

The Knock Out Rose is America’s favorite shrub rose and is the rose that is most widely sold in North America. A major reason these roses are the best roses to grow and are so popular is their ease in growing and they do not need special care. They are the most disease resistant of all roses.

Metal Garden Art – The Finishing Touch to My Urban Oasis

As I look around my city garden I am transported to another world. It is my urban oasis. Small but luscious. Very green. And scattered all around are my favorite pieces of metal garden art.

Hydroponic Gardens – Gardening Without the Soil

One of the many joys of gardening is you can get as dirty as you want without being in trouble with your mom – even as adults. But how about garden lovers who don’t necessarily enjoy hands full of filthy earth – can you have one without the other? Actually, yes. Hydroponic gardens allow for that very compromise of gardening fun minus the dirt. How can that be?

Gardening Advice – Three Tips For New Gardeners

Gardening can be a rewarding activity, because of the beauty that your plants and flowers will add to your surroundings. It is also a good way to de-stress and to enjoy the gifts of nature. Here are some tips that new gardeners can learn from.

Drying Lavender the Right Way

The most appropriate time to harvest lavender is on a dry sunny season. Instructions to Dry Lavender are first, harvest the lavender according to specified time of day and conditions. Choose the time when the plants are starting to open up and to shine bright. A pair of scissors will do the job. Cut them about 4-5 inches below the flower heads.

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