Flowering Cherries

Flowering cherries While the briefness of their glory has to be acknowledged,... Read More

A Guide for Servicing Your Chainsaw

Chainsaws provide many years of service for very little upkeep. Taking the time to service... Read More

Catch a Leprechaun in Your Garden

There is no mention to be found of female leprechauns in traditional Irish legend, so... Read More

Lifes a Beach--A Shore Theme in your Outdoor Space

Twentieth century American architect Phillip Johnson once said, "I hate vacations. If you can build... Read More

Camellias

Camellias Named by Linnaeus in 1735 in honour of the Jesuit priest and naturalist... Read More

Kirengeshoma palmata

Kirengeshoma palmata Sometimes known as yellow waxbells, Kirengeshoma palmata is a late-flowering rhizomatous perennial... Read More

Fuchsia procumbens

Fuchsia (named after Leonhard Fuchs, a 16th century German botanist) is a genus of over... Read More

Gallica Roses

Very soon stocks of new season's roses will be arriving in the garden... Read More

Tuberous Begonias

If you appreciate plants that have no hesitation in boldly stating their presence with huge,... Read More

Growing Palms

Palms Everybody recognises palm trees, they are the universal symbol for the tropics... Read More

Cyclamen

Think of cyclamen and the chances are that Mothers Day immediately comes to mind, which... Read More

Edgeworthia Chrysantha

Although it is a member of the Thymelaeaceae, the family that includes the daphnes, it... Read More

Delavays Blueberry (Vaccinium delavayi)

Whether we know it or not, most of us are familiar with the genus Vaccinium... Read More

The Protea Family (Proteaceae)

The protea family (Proteaceae) includes a wide range of ground covers, trees and shrubs that... Read More

Viburnum

Viburnums are related to the honeysuckles, so it should come as no surprise that many... Read More

Discount Patio Furniture ? An Easy Way to Get the Best

Buying discount patio furniture is an economical way to obtain quality furniture for your patio.... Read More

Patio Design ? Expanding Your Home Outdoors

A patio can be just like another room in... Read More

Daphnes for Scent and Colour

Anyone with even a passing knowledge of plants knows that daphnes have wonderfully fragrant flowers.... Read More

Can Your Sundial Really Tell The Time?

"I am a sundial, and I make a botch Of what is done far better... Read More

Science Cant Explain Everything!

You will know that if you have spent at least some time reflecting on the... Read More

No Dig Gardens - How to Build One

The no dig garden is exactly what it describes...a fertile garden bed with no digging... Read More

Starting Seedlings Indoors

Unless you have access to a greenhouse, or something like it, those living in cooler... Read More

Composting - aka: The Circle of Life!

Composting is where the gardening thing comes full circle. You've created your garden bed, you've... Read More

Growing Vegetables in Containers - The Compact Solution

Container vegetable gardens are a great alternative for those that don't have access to backyards.... Read More

Cat Repellent or How to Keep Cats Out of Your Garden

Do cat repellents work? How to stop a cat from using garden as litterbox? Tell... Read More

Grow Herbs in your Garden for Pleasure and Profit

Herbs can add a touch of magic to your garden with their supernatural associations and... Read More

Wildflower Seeds - Ten Reasons Why You Should Plant...

Native wildflowers are those that were growing naturally in the landscape before the first settlers... Read More

How to Build a Waterfall For Your Garden Pond

Building a waterfall is easier than you think and will add a new dimension to... Read More

Orchids Plus More Newsletter - December, 2004

Newsletter Name Change?After several of you made suggestions to me to shorten the name of... Read More

Understanding Weeds - But mostly How to Kill em

When I was a child, I loved to pick Dandelions. The pretty yellow flowers were... Read More

Hills and Holes: Not Part of Your Landscaping Design?

Do pests 'gopher' your lawn? Chances are, if you have a lawn, you risk the... Read More

Fertilizers - What you Need to Feed Your Lawn

Just like humans need food, water and shelter to survive, lawns depend on certain elements... Read More

Guide to Basic Lawn Mower Maintenance

Trying to start your lawn mower after a long winter can be very frustrating. Performing... Read More

How to Attract Butterfly Activity...

The flittering of the butterfly through your garden is no accident if you planned your... Read More

Planning a Water Garden...

A water garden is the area of your landscape that will provide you with relaxing... Read More

A Bit About Bare Root Roses...

Scents from the rose garden filling the air as you walk by... it's a lovely... Read More

Garden Room Boundaries...

The areas of your landscape can be divided into several sections and areas, which are... Read More

Starting a Shade Garden...

The shade garden can be exploding with color and texture. No matter how much shade... Read More

Choosing Pond Plants

A pond without plants is like cake without icing. Pond plants fight algae, give fish... Read More

Hand Feeding your Koi

One of the most rewarding and entertaining things about having a Koi pond is when... Read More

Summer Pond Tips

Low Oxygen levels Kill FishUse an oxygen tester and air stones to keep your available... Read More

Gardenscape On A Shoestring

Many of us flip through garden magazines, all the while thinking that it takes years,... Read More

Beauty With Indigenous Species

A garden a serves a man's every day need for s refreshing and pleasent experience.We... Read More

Landscaping of Hindu Religious Places

Traditionally Hindu tepmples were located either on hills or forests or river banks.In ancient times,... Read More

How To Choose Water Garden Plants

So. The water garden bug has bitten. You've dug and leveled and sweated and said... Read More

Introducting KOI-Cam!

This is a project I've had on the back burner for many months now, but... Read More

The Difference Between Large and Small Ponds

If you think that a large pond is simply a small pond that "grew up",... Read More

Funniest Pond Stories-Part 1, May 2004

Get ready for some gut-wrenching, laugh out loud hilarious pond stories from all over the... Read More

Overwintering Pond Fish

The metabolism of koi and goldfish is controlled primarily by water temperature. As the water... Read More

Lazy Fish Worries

If your fish hang out at the bottom of the pond, or act restless and... Read More

Aluminium And Wooden Greenhouses

An important addition to any British back garden, greenhouses are firmly established in the British... Read More

A Rose is a Rose?

There are many varied definitions of what each color of rose symbolizes. Florists and floral... Read More

Indoor Gardening Tips for Jerry Seinfeld

"I have no plants in my house. They won't live for me. Some of them... Read More

Storm Damage and Mature Tree Pruning

One winter evening I was working on the computer when the power went out. The... Read More

The Advantages of Both a Liner Pond and a Preformed Pond, Rolled Up Into One Box!

INTRODUCTIONSo you've decided to build your very own backyard water garden. You are in the... Read More

Enjoy Creating and Growing a Sustainable Garden While Feeding Your Family

A sustainable garden means one that can be sustained over time, and would necessarily involve... Read More

Organic or Chemical Feeding of Plants - Whats Best

A fundamental question in vegetable gardening is - what is the proper use of organic... Read More

Gardening During Hard Times or Emergencies - You Can Feed Yourself!

Do you ever worry about always having to rely on getting seeds and fertilizer from... Read More

The Zoo-Doo Man - Or How to Make the Best Compost in the World!

Is your garden soil great? Does it produce an abundant crop for you without any... Read More

Winter Gardening Looking Towards Spring

Ok, the title "winter gardening" might be a tad bit misleading. I am not suggesting... Read More

What is Compost Tea?

Organic gardeners all know compost is fantastic stuff. But now, there's something even better and... Read More

Learn All About Feng Shui Money Trees

A feng shui money tree is an indoor plant used in order to attract prosperity... Read More

5 Simple Steps To Dividing Your Hardy Water Lilies

If you missed the springtime window of opportunity to divide your hardy water lilies, don't... Read More

Avoiding Unsightly Algae

Excessive organic matter in the pond provides nutrients for algae, contributing to its growth. Algae... Read More

Building Liner Ponds

Surprisingly enough, it is usually in mid-summer that many gardeners begin to think about installing... Read More

External vs. Submersible Pumps. Which One Should You Use?

For many people, it's never been a question of whether to use a submersible pump... Read More

Fish Health in Hot Summer Heat

Summer is over, but for many of us - the heat remains. Here a couple... Read More

How to Choose Between Goldfish and KOI

Many people have asked us over the years "Should I add goldfish or KOI (or... Read More

Protecting your Garden Pond from Pesky Predators

Notice any fish disappearing lately? While herons are present year-round, water gardeners notice the challenges... Read More

Fertilizing Your Water Lilies...

Unfortunately, sunlight is not enough.Your water lilies will grow, thrive, and bloom much better if... Read More

Hot Feeding Tips

Summer is the most enjoyable water gardening season and the time to watch for potential... Read More

Fall Pond Cleaning

Doing a full pond cleaning during the colder winter months can be very stressful on... Read More

Keeping the Balance of Nature: Pond Water Maintenance

You might be tempted to let Mother Nature, tend to your backyard pond, and who... Read More

Toxic Pollutants & Their Effect on Fish Health

Once water temperatures increase in the summer months, fish become more active and produce increasing... Read More

Gardening Vertically: Fad, Emerging Frontier or Long-Overlooked Art Form

Sure, it makes sense that there's a buzz about vertical gardening?there are lots more of... Read More

Garden Sheds: Wood Finishing and Weatherproofing Tips

To keep wood garden sheds, arbors, or trellises looking their best, consider using a wood... Read More

Wooden Greenhouses

An important addition to any British back garden, the greenhouse is firmly established in the... Read More

Garden Statuary - Time for a Fresh New Look

Spring is coming, and now is the time to get out and whip those outdoor... Read More

Planning a Vegetable Garden

It is important when you start to plan a garden, to know what you want... Read More

Natural Garden Pest Control

No dig gardens essentially strive to be their own ecosystem. This is the sign of... Read More

Preparing Successful Seedlings

Growing your own seedlings is very gratifying and far more economic than purchasing them. It... Read More

Get your Garden Cooking with Friable Soil

Oh sure, fried green tomatoes are ok; but I'll take an extra helping of friable... Read More

How to Make Your Own Rooting Hormone

When starting a new plant from a leaf or stem cutting, the cutting will be... Read More

Preliminary Considerations Before Building Your Own Backyard Garden Pond

This article is geared towards the beginner water gardener, who is comtemplating the installation of... Read More

Multi Purpose Tree ? Sugar Palm

Palm family is unique in the aspect that most of its members have muli purpose... Read More

How to Build a Shed

The easiest way to build a shed in the backyard is to make a trip... Read More

Getting Started with Garden and Patio Design

The art of managing outdoor space Designing a patio - or a garden, is much... Read More

Trust Your Plants - They Know How To Grow!

I've done a lot of container gardening over the years, and one thing is a... Read More

Basics of Pruning Roses

Pruning your roses does not need to be a dreaded task. Follow these tips and... Read More

The Basics of Growing Roses

So you want to grow roses? They are a beautiful choice for your garden and... Read More

All About Hybrid Tea Roses

Hybrid tea roses and the original tea rose are the world???s favourite roses and are... Read More

Gardening for Kids

Children are continually bombarded with advertising for fast food and unhealthy treats. One of the... Read More

February in the Garden

Often in February there is a surprisingly warm day. Everybody sheds their coats and puts... Read More

The Rich History of Wild Roses

Wild roses, of the genus Rosa, are those naturally occurring natives found in Northern... Read More

Are There Really Black Roses?

Throughout the course of time, black roses have conjured up a variety of symbolic... Read More

How To Prevent Damping Off

Damping off is the single term used to describe underground, soil line, or crown rots... Read More

Bottle Gardening or Terrarium - Design and Maintenance

Women take pride in home decoration and gardening and want some unique and prized possessions... Read More

How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

The flittering of the butterfly through your garden is no accident if you planned your... Read More

Flowers and Butterflies, the Perfect Combination!

Spring is coming fast and with it the colors of the world come to life.... Read More

10 Tips for Successful Rose Planting

Planting roses isn't actually complicated, as long as you have some good advice and tips... Read More

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Straw Bale Culture Technique

In general, plants grown in straw bales appear to require less water than when grown... Read More

Vermicomposting - Worm Composters For Eco-Friendly Waste Disposal and Recycling

Worms are not only the gardener's best friend, they are also the recycler's new found... Read More

How to Water Your Houseplants Wisely

Over watering ranks first in causes of houseplant demise because it causes roots to rot.... Read More

Basics of Pruning Roses

Pruning your roses does not need to be a dreaded task. Follow these tips and... Read More

7 Factors Needed for a Compost Pile

Compost, made from decomposed grass clippings, leaves, twigs, and branches, becomes a dark, crumbly mixture... Read More

Ultra Violet Pond Filter

Having an ultra violet pond filter will give you a much better chance at keeping... Read More

5 Pieces of Equipment Gardeners Cant Live Without

Gardening is fun and rewarding and may be considered a hobby, talent or both and... Read More

Organic Roses in the Flower Garden

Many people believe growing their flowers and vegetables organically is healthier for them and their... Read More

Orchid Care - What The Leaves Tell Us

Orchid Care Leaves Tell Us About Orchid HealthOver the past 20 years the orchid supply... Read More

Plan for Winter Plantings

Part four in a seriesIt's hard to think about winter when our gardens are in... Read More

Marjoram: The Herb of Happiness

Called the "herb of happiness," Origanum majorana, commonly known as sweet marjoram or knotted marjoram,... Read More

10 Tips to Care for Your Antique Ceramics

To care for your antique ceramics you need a gentle touch and they'll last you... Read More

Do You Know About A Bamboo Orchid

Bamboo Orchid PlantWhen you think of bamboo you really think of bamboo sticks, don't you?... Read More

Choosing Garden Furniture

No matter how pleasant a garden is, it is not being enjoyed to its full... Read More

Slugging It Out In The Trenches

In an effort to introduce a shaft of sunlight into a particularly gloomy conversation, I... Read More

Planting Bare Root Roses

Before planting, the plants must be prepared. The following suggestions will help insure that your... Read More

How to Build a Shed

The easiest way to build a shed in the backyard is to make a trip... Read More

16 Lawn Mower Safety Tips

1. Always read the instruction manual before operating your lawnmower. I know it sounds boring... Read More

Learn All About Feng Shui Money Trees

A feng shui money tree is an indoor plant used in order to attract prosperity... Read More

Homemade Hummingbird Nectar

HUMMINGBIRD NECTAR RECIPEWe love hummingbirds and love to watch them throughout the day, especially after... Read More

Lifes a Beach--A Shore Theme in your Outdoor Space

Twentieth century American architect Phillip Johnson once said, "I hate vacations. If you can build... Read More

International Flower Delivery

As our global community continues to expand we often find ourselves with friends and families... Read More

Grow the BEST Tasting Tomatoes

Tired of tomatoes that are rock hard and taste like cardboard? Stupid question! Use these... Read More

The Care of Cattleya Orchids

Cattleya Care: a bit more in-depth.This month we are going to go into some detail... Read More

Feng Shui in the Garden

"The Ancient Art of Placement" called Feng Shui (pronounced phung schway) literally means 'wind' and... Read More

How to Make Your Own Rooting Hormone

When starting a new plant from a leaf or stem cutting, the cutting will be... Read More

Fall Garden Planning - Garden Plans for Next Spring and Ordering by Mail

It's August, the weather has cooled a bit here and the summer monsoons where I... Read More

Avoiding Unsightly Algae

Excessive organic matter in the pond provides nutrients for algae, contributing to its growth. Algae... Read More

How To Attract Hummingbirds

Yes! You can attract hummingbirds to your home. Even if you live in the middle... Read More

Environmentally Safe Ways to Remove Weeds

There is a lot of concern about herbicides and what they are doing to our... Read More

Orchids Plus More Newsletter - December, 2004

Newsletter Name Change?After several of you made suggestions to me to shorten the name of... Read More

Would You Like More Information About Climbing Roses?

What is more beautiful than seeing a home or building with an arch of climbing... Read More

Fall Pond Cleaning

Doing a full pond cleaning during the colder winter months can be very stressful on... Read More

Adirondack Chairs - How to Care for and Clean Them

Different from any other chair, the Adirondack chair was first created in the late 1800s... Read More

About Hummingbirds and How to Attract Them to Your Garden

Visualize watching a bright green hummingbird in your garden moving from flower to flower in... Read More

Xeriscaping is Waterwise Gardening

What is xeriscaping? You may have heard of xeriscaping as a way of landscaping in... Read More

Fertilizers - What you Need to Feed Your Lawn

Just like humans need food, water and shelter to survive, lawns depend on certain elements... Read More

Online Garden Seed Exchanges

If you've been gardening for any length of time you have probably realized a couple... Read More

How to Create a Zen Garden

When you hear the term "Zen Garden" the picture conjured up is of a dry... Read More

Trust Your Plants - They Know How To Grow!

I've done a lot of container gardening over the years, and one thing is a... Read More

How to Buy a Porch Swing

The Porch Swing is enjoying a surge in popularity thanks to the latest Home &... Read More

A Beautiful Rose Is Natures Gift

Roses are one of natures most beautiful and splendid gifts. Roses come in a variety... Read More

Water Ponds and Wildlife - How To Attract More Animals to Your Backyard

Wildlife require water just as humans do. Water is essential for life. Songbirds use it... Read More

Teak Garden Furniture: A Natural Extension of the Home

In the past, the garden has traditionally been a separate entity, with wrought iron or... Read More

Gardening with Bamboo

Myths and facts A misconception about bamboo is that they spread like wildfire. This is... Read More

Are My Grapes Ready to Harvest?

This is the time of the year that I keep hearing the question "When do... Read More

Skip The Pesticide And Use Natural Alternatives

For best health, it is important to keep your environment as chemical free as possible.... Read More

Want to Build a Pond?

A pond, logically, the first question you should ask is WHERE? Do you have a... Read More

A Garden Pond in Your Landscape - Want Water in Your Yard?

A Garden Pond in your Landscape - Want Water in your Yard?Thought about adding a... Read More

Gift Ideas for Bird Lovers

Some of the best gifts you can give to a bird lover are those that... Read More