Category Archives: Garden Ideas

Inspiring Retaining Walls Ideas

Retaining walls are structures designed to restrain soil to unnatural slopes. They are used to bound soils between two different elevations often in areas of terrain possessing undesirable slopes or in areas where the landscape needs to be shaped severely and engineered for more specific purposes like hillside farming or roadway overpasses. Retaining walls are…
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Growing Fruits in Containers

Tips for Growing Fruits in Containers If you have poor soil, limited time or a small space for fruit gardening, limited mobility, or want to garden creatively or on patios, then you should consider growing fruits in containers. Half-high blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, dwarf fruit trees, and even grapes can be grown in containers. All grow…
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Herbs in Pots

Herbs in Pots An herb garden is a wonderful thing. Having a potted herb garden that you can harvest year round is a chef’s dream come true! Herb gardening in containers is relatively easy and most varieties can be grown successfully on a windowsill, a patio or a balcony. Read on to find out how……
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When to Plant Trees?

When is the best time to plant trees purchased from the nursery? This question has both a long and a short answer, and specifically concerns areas that experience cold winters; if you live in an area with a moderate climate, then essentially any time of year except summer is a good time for planting (the…
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Paving Bricks – For Heavy Foot Traffic Area

Paving bricks can easily be misunderstood by the novice. The information that follows serves as a brief introduction, explaining what they are, how to buy them and why they make such a good building material. What Are Paving Bricks? Paving bricks are the type that is manufactured to be laid flat on the ground. They…
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10 Most Beautiful And Rarest Flowers In The World

Flowers are one of the most beautiful gifts that we got from nature. There are more than 270000 types of flowers are in the world. Some flowers only bloom in specific seasons or even after decades. The flowers that are endemic to remote parts of the world also remain undiscovered. Here the list of 10 rarest…
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Umbrella Plant (Schefflera Arboricola)

Umbrella Plant or Tree - growing tips The Umbrella Plant is also known as the Dwarf umbrella tree. Schefflera Arboricola is the scientific name. Grown indoors the Schefflera Arboricola can be kept to a manageable size of 4 - 8ft tall, and the good news is they respond well to basic indoor conditions. Description The…
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Most Under-Rated Healing Herbs

When you think of cooking, what herbs come to mind? Rosemary, Basil, Oregano, Peppermint, and Sage? Perhaps Lavender, Thyme, and Tarragon make your list as well. There is a long list of common kitchen herbs which are staples in the lives of most natural living enthusiasts. We grow them for their medicinal properties or to use…
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The ABCs of Vertical Gardening

Vertical gardening—also called intensive gardening—is not a new idea, but it has gained momentum in recent years with a lengthening list of ideas for how to grow up. The approach makes good sense, especially for gardeners with limited space who want to plant more than a few small pots. To successfully “grow on the vertical,”…
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10 Low Maintenance Houseplants for Black-Thumb Gardeners

Don’t worry, gardening doesn’t come easy to everyone. If you’ve managed to kill every plant that has crossed your path, this post is for you. Black-thumbed gardeners, rejoice! You can once again enjoy the act of growing plants without the heartache of killing them. There are plenty of low maintenance houseplants out there that will…
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Ideal pH Levels for Houseplants

Like your favorite flowers and vegetables, indoor houseplants have a specific pH range where they grow best. The soil inside pots and containers should be checked from time to time, to assure your plants are growing in the very best dirt! Houseplant: Ideal pH African Violet 6.0 - 8.0 Aloe Vera 7.0 Amaryllis 4.5 -…
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Dracaena Reflexa – The Song of India

The song of India plant is a species from the dracaena genus (dracaena reflexa) that has become a popular house plant. There are various cultivars of the dracaena reflexa that display different leaf variations, although the most popular you'll see sold in garden stores is the yellow edged variegata type. They usually grow up to about…
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Growing Indoor Orchids

Growing Indoor Orchids Tips The golden rule for orchid success is to duplicate the plant's natural conditions as closely as possible. In nature, most orchids are epiphytes, meaning they grow on other objects, clinging to rough bark or even stone. The showy orchids favored by most people are usually either phalaenopsis hybrids (so-called moth orchids)…
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9 Real-Life Fairy Tale Gardens

Gardens often play a major role in stories both real and imagined. Queen Marie-Antoinette strolled the famed gardens at Versailles, which have captured the imaginations of tourists and locals alike for centuries. Flower patches like Frances Hodgson Burnett's "Secret Garden" or the gardens in D.H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterly's Lover" seem real but live only in…
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Steps for Bringing Plants Indoors for Winter

Don't you just pity those people who do not have four seasons!? They do not get the joy of cleaning up and winterizing gardens against snow, cold and wind? They also do not get the fun (and it is fun) of bringing plants indoors for the winter. Because you are reading this article, you most…
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Magical Purple Shamrock – Info and Care

Three is often the magic number when it comes to Oxalis. The most common species grown as a houseplant is Oxalis triangularis which has three common names, False Shamrock, Purple Shamrock and Love Plant. It has three purple heart shaped leaves, which each have three sides, that sit symmetrically to one another at the end of…
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