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 »

 

Growing Tomato In A Containers

Growing Tomato In A Containers

Tomatoes are a common favorite garden vegetable/fruit. But we often stop and wonder how in the world can you grow full sized tomato plants in a pot?

You need a fairly good-sized pot but his can be obtained very easily. Choosing approximately a 25-30 gallon container made of resin, plastic garbage container, durable plastic or wood should work well. Light colored containers are your best choice because in certain hotter climates the darker the container the more heat it absorbs the more likely it will burn the roots. Metal containers are not recommended either because the container will get too hot for good root growth, thus producing toxins and killing the plant. Even if you have a good area for growing tomatoes container planting is a sure way of preventing soil-borne fungal diseases. By using a good soil-less potting mix this provides a virtually sterile environment for your tomatoes. Do not add compost to the pot or rocks to the bottom of the pot this might introduce possible diseases.

How To Plant A Rose Garden?

How To Plant A Rose Garden?

A rose garden is an ideal getaway for you any time of the day. Relaxing in a well planned rose garden can help you to relieve the stresses of the day with its beauty. You can plant a beautiful and relaxing rose garden if you follow some easy steps in planning and in raising the rose bushes.

When you start to plan your rose garden, and begin planting the rose bushes, consider the color of the roses. If you plant roses of the same color next to each other, it will enhance the appearance of the rose garden. Too many varying colors mixed together will look like a random jumble of color, rather than a well thought out color scheme. So, plant roses of the same or similar colors next to each other, and then in another section of the garden, you can plant another color.

Low Light Indoor Plants

Low Light Indoor Plants

Low light house plants are always on the wanted list for indoor gardeners. You may be thinking that all houseplants are low light tolerant, but this isn’t necessarily so. Although there are many shade tolerant plant varieties that have been re-named house plants, at the same time, many plants grown specifically for the indoors, still require a fair amount of light.

First off, let us define low-light, without getting too technical.
If you need a torch, night-goggles, or have to switch on the overhead lights – this is a dark area. Plants do not grow in the dark. In a low light area, if you can still cast a shadow – not talking silhouettes here, there are plants that will in fact grow in this amount of light. Don’t bother going any darker than this, just brighter.

Creating A Zen Garden

Creating A Zen Garden

Life in our era is down right brutal. With phone calls left and right, deadlines piling up the desk and errands here and there, how will one be able to find the time to take it easy? No one has the time to go on a vacation all the time, let alone afford it. There is a quick fix to this problem. Create a Zen garden in your backyard.

There are just a few simple basic components in making a Zen garden. There are a number of easy and convenient steps to start making your desperately needed oasis. A Zen garden features all the four elements: fire, water, earth and air. It’s understood that you only have to worry about the first two. Fire can be an outdoor fire place or even as simple as firing up a couple of wood pieces. Fire can also be represented by the color red. You can put red pillows, seat covers, outdoor drapes, rugs, etc. to best represent this element. Water on the other hand should be in the state of running water. The sound of running water has been proven to calm the nerves so this makes it a must have. A fountain can be used to rectify this effect.