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Evening Garden

Evening Garden

Evening Garden – After the heat of the sun has gone,the garden seems to come alive with soft, sweet scents. It is a beautiful time of day to sit outside. If you have a paved eating area with chairs and a table, even if it is only a small  terrace, a few pots of strongly scented plants are a must.

In dappled shade, a combination of lilies and tobacco plants can perfume  the evening garden from early summer until mid fall and make eating by  lantern light the greatest of pleasures. Scented lilies are some of the most  beautiful flowers. Their great, waxy trumpets open from gracefully pointed buds  to pour forth waves of sweet, spicy perfume.

Old Time Gardens

Old Time Gardens

Old Time Gardens – If you look at the typical suburban garden now a days you will probably find a large yard of green grass with a couple of planting beds spread out here and there, maybe a tree or two but still a lot of green grass. There is not the type of garden you would expect to have seen a hundred years ago.

A hundred years ago the yards were much different than today there was some lawn but because there were no gas powered mowers they were maintained by push reel mowers so the idea behind a large carpet of grass was not high on the wish list of most home owners.

 

Cactus Garden

Cactus Garden

Cactus Garden – Creation of cactus gardens basically involves regional collection of succulents and cacti, which are grouped by specific genera and growth forms. While treading through the cactus garden, an individual would be able to witness dozens of species. Popular groups include the Ferocactus, Opuntias (Bunny Ears Cactus), Echinocereus, Mamillaries, Agaves and Columnar cacti. The enormous popularity that the cacti plant has amongst the plant collectors and gardeners is only surpassed by that of orchids and roses. The appeal and beauty of such cactus gardens expands far beyond their original habitat. It has numerous devotees in Europe, Japan and the United States.

Must-Have Garden Décor Items

Must-Have Garden Décor Items

Must-Have Garden Décor Items – Garden décor plays a crucial role in the overall beauty and functionality of a garden. Although today the list of décor items available in the market is endless leaving people spoilt for choice, below are four must-have garden décor items that every gardener should use – garden statues, garden ornaments, plants and planter boxes are a wonderful means of adding style and color to a garden.

Garden statues

The right garden statue can transform a bland and boring garden into a spectacular and attractive one. A garden statue can bring charm and a unique character to the typical garden.