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 »

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 »

Garden Weathervane As Unique Garden Decor

Garden Weathervane As Unique Garden Decor – Gardeners spend long hours tending to their plants to ensure they grow. Some gardeners incorporate accessories into their gardens. One unique accessory is the garden weathervane. More »

Decorating With Outdoor Clocks

Decorating With Outdoor Clocks – The garden and patio have become an extensions of our inside living space. We spend a great deal of time decorating both the garden and the patio area where More »

Outdoor Wall Fountains

The outdoor wall fountains give beauty to the setting which is the most obvious benefit that it could give. It is responsible for giving dramatic and romantic ambiance particularly if it is More »

 

The Most Important Herbs For Your Kitchen Garden

The Most Important Herbs For Your Kitchen Garden

The Most Important Herbs For Your Kitchen Garden – Herbs in containers should be positioned close to the kitchen so they can easily be picked. Most are easy to grow and even a small container or trough will produce sufficient for everyday use in the kitchen.

Container herbs can be planned in three ways: small containers can be devoted to individual herbs – this is very satisfactory for plants such as mint that are very invasive; a large container can be divided up into compartments in imitation of the traditional herb garden; or a number of herbs can be planted together in one container, grouped for color and contrast.

The New Lawn In Your Garden

The New Lawn In Your Garden

The New Lawn In Your Garden – The grass in your lawn can come from seed or turf. The choice between them may have to be made only once in the life of your garden, so consider the relative merits and drawbacks carefully before making your decision.

Small sprigs of grass for planting a lawn, so popular some years ago, are no longer available. But novel forms of planting material continue to appear – now there are the seeded turves which are unrolled like a carpet.

Winter Patio Decorating Ideas

Winter Patio Decorating Ideas

Winter patio decorating ideas – When you think of the patio during the winter months, ‘gray’, ‘gloomy’ and ‘boring’ are words that probably come to mind. But your winter patio doesn’t have to be any of that! Here are some helpful winter patio decorating ideas that will brighten any garden space.

Poinsettias are in season and their vibrant red, white or pink hues, combined with their green leaves, are enough to add color to any gray and dismal outdoor area. Go to your local supermarket or nursery and stock up on a few of these plants. You can keep them in containers or plant beds outside, but bring them back inside or cover them up if the outdoor temperatures get extremely cold or if a freeze is expected. Be sure to keep them away from pets though. Poinsettias are only mildly toxic to animals, but it’s better safe than sorry.

Japanese Garden Style

Japanese Garden Style

Japanese Garden Style – It is difficult for people from western countries to appreciate the garden art of Japan. It is an art born of religion and woven into the cultural history of the country over two thousand years.

The generic term ‘Japanese garden’ incorporates many different styles, but it is their underlying principles that are now copied throughout the world. The essence of the Japanese garden lies in the recreation of nature within its boundaries. The classic example, with which most people are familiar, is the kind of rock and raked sand composition that can be seen in gardens such as that at Kyoto.