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An Overview of John Fay’s Aquaponics4You

Aquaponics4You is a guide that contains systematic directions to help users design and build aquaponic gardens at their homes. This helps them produce organic food in a new, simple approach. This overview will share some pros and cons of John Fay’s Aquaponics4You.

Pickling Recipes – Preserving the Garden Harvest for Winter

Recipes are often handed down from generation to generation, but when we are young and our mothers or grandmothers are showing us their “secrets” we have our minds on other things, so recipes can get lost. I went on a sentimental journey to track down my grandmother’s pickled corn recipe, and I’d love to share it with you. It is one recipe among many from her pickling recipes collection. Hope you enjoy! The Rancher’s Daughter

La Trobe’s Cottage – How to Establish an Authentic Heritage Garden

La Trobe’s Cottage is a National Trust treasure, now after 3 moves is located in the Domain Gardens, Melbourne. Charles Joseph La Trobe accepted the position of the Superintendent of the Port Philip district of New South Wales, Australia and was told that he would have to bring his own house and when he arrived here that he would have to buy his own land. He arrived in Melbourne in 1839, and in 1840 purchased…

Rose Planting Tips for Beginners

Others say you have to possess a “green thumb” so you can grow plants successfully. It may be a gift bestowed upon a deserving gardener, but did you know that you can actually have that green thumb? – It’s actually the right knowledge that you need, regardless if you’re a beginner or a veteran. If you love roses, you can begin rose planting with these beginner tips.

5 Examples to Get Inspiration From

If gardening is one of your hobbies, you always look for some new creative ideas to make the place more appealing, more fascinating and more unique, don’t you? Our ideas for flower pots will become your helping hand in the process of rearranging your garden into a work of art that deserves admiration and delight.

Astrantias and How to Grow Them

The astrantia is one of my favourite herbaceous plants. It is a European native although its name comes from the Greek meaning star, referring to the star-like shape of the flower heads. Its common name is masterwort, although it has also been affectionately known as Hattie’s pincushion and melancholy gentleman. They are clump forming perennials with unusual pincushion flowerheads that provide summer colour in shades of red, pink and white. They also make excellent cut flowers. Here is a short guide on how to grow astrantias and some of my favourite varieties.

Should Water Be a Commodity to Induce Conservation?

We are constantly reminded to save water, conserve water and use it wisely. But while it so cheap at less than 3 cents per gallon, its cost is not high enough to change consumer behavior.

Keep Garden Soil Cool in July Summer Heat

One of the biggest challenges for gardeners in July is to keep plants hydrated and the soil cool during one of the warmest months of the year in Southern California. Add Mulch to Save Water, Cool Soil: Add a 1″ to 3″ layer of mulch around your vegetable and flower gardens to slow water evaporation–by as much as 70 percent. Less evaporation means less watering.

Growing Acquilegias

Acquilegia or columbine is a perennial cottage garden plant originally found in meadows and woodlands. Known affectionately as ‘Granny’s Bonnet’ because the shape of the flower resembles the mob caps old women used to wear. They are a delicate but hardy addition to any garden and come in a wide variety of colours. Here is a short guide on how to grow them and some of my favourite varieties.

Old English Roses

In recent years, there has been a lot of renewed interest in old varieties of roses in English gardens. The varieties available to gardeners today are usually a cross between modern hybrid teas and old rose varieties, but the attraction of wonderful fragrance, hardiness and old-fashioned flower forms remains. Here is a short guide to the classification of old roses and some of my favourite of the truly old varieties and as well as some of the newer ones.

The Real Reason Behind The Joy Of Giving Flowers To Special Persons And Why It Makes Us Feel So Good

If you want to make a person who you love feel really special then giving them flowers is a good thing to do. This has gone on for centuries and is unlikely to change in the near future. This article explains why this is the case.

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