Arbors And Trellises As Garden Décor

Arbors And Trellises As Garden Décor – Garden décor makes all the difference in making your yard or garden into a true outdoor home. Whether you have a large yard with multiple More »

Year-Round Container Gardens: Designing Tips

Year-Round Container Gardens: Designing Tips -With the ever-increasing array of containers from all over the world to choose from and a dazzling range of plants to fill them, it is hardly surprising More »

Decorating Your Garden For Christmas

Decorating Your Garden For Christmas – Decorating your garden with all kinds of festive decor for the holidays will add cheer to your home. You can decorate the outside of your home as More »

Wrought Iron Art As A Part Of Garden Decor

Wrought Iron Art As A Part Of Garden Decor – Wrought iron art offers many options for growing your outdoor art garden. Just as you use wrought iron and other metals for More »

Decorating Patio And Garden With Owl Water Fountains

Decorating Patio And Garden With Owl Water Fountains – Owl water fountains must be one of the most fun and attractive options to delight the eye and light the spirit. They combine the More »

 

Designing A Herb Garden (Part 2)

Designing A Herb Garden (Part 2)

The secret of successful herb garden design lies in care, planning and study. Think carefully about the objectives and possibilities, and don’t be afraid to experiment to get the effect you want.

Scented herbs. Consider the scent of the plants as well as their other properties. Many herbs are beautifully scented and a container or two of scented herbs will parfume the air on a summer evening, something that is most welcome if the family is sitting outside. Scented herbs include heliotrope, sweet rocket, hyssop, bergamot with its scarlet flowers, sweet cicely, and the scented geranium with sweet violets that can be planted at the front of the container to flower in spring.

Designing A Herb Garden (Part 1)

Designing A Herb Garden (Part 1)

Many gardeners use containers to grow herbs, whatever the size of their garden. This has many advantages: the containers can be positioned just outside the kitchen door so that they are easily available to the cook; many herbs, such as mint, are invasive in the ground and are better confined to a pot; and a number of herbs are tender and are best brought indoors in winter or sheltered by the walls of the house or covered with protective fleece.

However, to expand your horizons beyond a few pots of culinary herbs and devote a whole patio to growing herbs while creating an attractive garden at the same time, requires more care and study. The secret of successful design in all gardening lies in these things, design is not some esoteric talent given to a few.

Have A Nice Lawn All Year Long

Have A Nice Lawn All Year Long

The best looking lawns and landscapes are the ones cared for in every season. Many homeowners feel like spring and summer are the only times to get out in the yard and care for their trees and flowerbeds. However, you may be surprised to know there are several things you can do all year long to have a nice lawn.

When the leaves begin to fall and the need to cut the grass lessens, the time for winter preparation is at hand. Clearing vegetable gardens and raking soil clean is the first step in having a good season the following year. Fall is the time to plant bulbs like irises and other spring bloomers.

The Japanese Honeysuckle

The Japanese Honeysuckle

The Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) originated in Eastern Asia and was imported to the United States in the nineteenth century, with the intention of using it for ground cover. Currently, it thrives all across the southern and eastern states. This honeysuckle has not adapted to the northern states because it cannot handle the harshness of northern winters. In fact, it cannot handle any cold well.

The Japanese Honeysuckle can be rather vicious to other plants, from little shrubs to plants as large as small trees. Its shade can be downright deadly for plants that grow where this honeysuckle chooses to live. If the plants it starves of sunlight do not die, they will still not grow to their full potential and may lose their reproductive ability.