Tug of war over Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, called the ‘lungs of America’




Training and Pruning Your Trees

To ensure the development of a strong leader and evenly spaced branches a tree must be trained from the whip stage. You must first cut back the top of the whip to simulate branching. After the end of the second growing season it is time to choose the key branches to be the basis of the trees growth from then on. Remember stubs left when removing branched can become hosts to disease or rot.

Components of Cottage Garden Landscaping

A cottage garden is beautiful but it takes a lot of hard work and planning to end up with your dream garden. It is perhaps the very best option for anyone who enjoys a romantic looking garden and is willing to implement all of the cottage garden components and landscaping techniques in order to achieve the end result.

Growing Beautiful Roses – Simple Easy Care Tips

Beautiful gorgeous blooming roses for your landscape. Rose growing tips for your garden.

Hydroponic Gardens Are Great For Apartments

Perhaps you love to garden but are frustrated because you live in one of the upper floors of a high-rise apartment building.

Garden Design

A article on garden design and the different options that are available.

How To Build A Pondless Waterfall

For those of you who want a hassle-free water garden, a pondless waterfall is a much more viable solution. Pondless waterfall kits provide you with all the materials that you require in order to install your very own backyard waterfall. Imagine having the best of both worlds – the sound of falling water, plus the visual appeal of an actual waterfall in your backyard, without the hassle of having to maintain it.

The Importance of Full Spectrum Grow lights

If you are a gardener, you know that it is much more cost-effective to start your own plants from seed than to purchase plant starts from a garden center. You will be able to select seed varieties that most local nurseries do not carry, so your garden will be blessed with much more variety in terms of the plants you can grow.

Annuals and Tropicals Make Gardens Interesting

Most of us know the difference between annuals and perennials. Perennials either grow all year round or they come back every year, while annuals germinate, grow, and die all in one season. Perhaps less familiar are the plants known as tropicals – those plants that would, in a warmer region, thrive year-round, blooming, producing fruit, and growing to sizes they’d never reach in your garden. Used appropriately, annuals and tropicals can both add special zest to your gardening year.

Growing Hydrangea Cut Flowers

If you have bought a hydrangea specifically for cut flower use, you have truly made a commitment and an investment. It can be very frustrating if that investment fails to pay off, especially if you have planned to use your hydrangeas for some special occasion. Here are a few simple tips to help you successfully grow hydrangeas for cut flowers.

Benefits of Hydroponics Gardening

The definition of hydroponics is growing plants without soil. It derives its name from two Greek words, Hydro and Ponics. The literal translation is: “Water labor.” Instead of getting nutrients from soil, the plants are given nutrients directly to their roots. The food fed to the hydroponics plants is called a number of things. It can be called hydroponic nutrient, hydroponics nutrients, or liquid fertilizer. Plants grown hydroponically can be supported in gravel, sand, water, or even in the air.

To Grow Roses, Gardens Must First be Prepared Properly

Many people love roses but don’t grow them because they have heard that growing roses is difficult. That is really not true; roses have just gotten a bad rap. If you properly prepare the garden, you will get beautiful roses that are relatively easy to grow. There is really no limit with roses. Gardens can be any size and can contain as many roses as you want to have.

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