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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Solar Garden Lights

Solar lights are very popular for lighting yards and gardens. They are virtually maintenance free,... Read More

Storm Warnings For Ponds

California has earthquakes; we in the south and east coast have hurricanes. One thing we... Read More

Gardening and Flowers

Gardening is one of life's pleasures whether you grow flowers, vegetables or herbs; we look... Read More

Pine Furniture Care Guide

First, some background on PINE WOOD. Pine is a naturally soft wood which continues to... Read More

Greenhouse Buying Guide - Choosing The Right Greenhouse

When choosing a new greenhouse for your garden there are several things to bear in... Read More

Fountains of Refreshment

When hot, sticky days hit, try to use all your senses to keep cool. Sight... Read More

The Advantages of Silk Flowers

The silk flower is growing in popularity among young couples and families for many different... Read More

Winter Gardening Looking Towards Spring

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

Spice up Your Garden with Rare Flowering Bulbs

Any experienced gardener knows the secret to a beautiful garden is in the bulbs. Flowering... Read More

How to Raise House Plants from Seeds Easily

The principal house plants which are easy to raise by sowing seeds are Aloe (succulent... Read More

A Teak Chair - Create a Livable Outdoor Space with One

When creating a comfortable, usable outdoor space, nothing could me more inviting and warm than... Read More

Why Patio Benches are a Great Place to Relax and Enjoy

Having an outdoor patio offers the opportunity and place to sit outdoors where you can... Read More

Water Conservation in the Garden - Use a Rain Barrel to Harvest Rainwater

If you are a gardener you probably already do a bit composting to recycle yard... Read More

Wild Flower Garden - Yours to Design and Plan

To design a wild flower garden, you do not need to be a specialist or... 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

History of the Adirondack Chair

If you were to travel to Blue Mountain Lake, New York, you would come across... Read More

Bonsai Trees - Our Own Little Forest

Bonsai trees have been grown in China and Japan for centuries. Buddhist priests were the... Read More

Delavays Blueberry (Vaccinium delavayi)

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

How To Plan A Garden Right

Gardening is a hobby that brings joy, entertainment, and a better quality of life. It... 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

Choosing the Right Roses for Your Garden

The selection of roses you can grow in your home garden is enormous. With so... Read More

Flower Meanings & History of Flowers

The charming and delicate beauty of flowers has fascinated people of all nations and backgrounds... Read More

Gardening for Kids

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

How to for Lawns ? Mowing

How often you mow your lawn will depend on a number of factors. Firstly how... Read More

Easter Lilies, and the Number One Gardening Question Right Now

Everybody asks about Easter lilies! Can they go outside; can I plant them in my... Read More

How to Grow Sweet Corn

Purchased corn, whether on the cob or in a can can't compare for taste! Sweet... Read More

Using Bulbs in Your Landscaping

Naturalized bulbs look beautiful in a wooded setting. You can plant them and leave them... Read More

Ceiling Patio Heaters

It is unavoidable, Fall is coming and we like to enjoy the outdoors as long... Read More

Plastic & Resin Patio Furniture ? What You Don?t Know

What is the first thought that comes through your mind when you hear "resin patio... 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

Overwintering Pond Fish

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

Bedding Plants and Plugs (small plants)

It is not difficult to grow bedding plants from seeds, and you may be surprised... Read More

Planting Roses

The art of planting roses doesn't have to be a complicated thing to do. When... Read More

Light Up the Night! Quick Facts about Outdoor Lighting

When the days start to get shorter, the darkness may drive us inside from our... Read More

Feeding the Hummingbirds

Early in May here in west central Wisconsin, I can count on seeing a Ruby... Read More

Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (part 4) Environment

THE BASICS OF HYDROPONICS.The Success or Failure of Your Plants Depends On Their EnvironmentThe environment,... 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

Dog Days of Summer

Here are a few tips to keep your garden and a few specific problems from... Read More

Orchid Care What The Flower Tells

In Orchid Care The Flower Will Tell You About Some DiseasesTale for orchid care the... Read More

The Perfect Yellow Roses for Your Home or Garden

Yellow roses are beauties, aren't they? Don't they look beautiful on a sunny morning? Yellow... Read More

Rosemary: The Herb of Remembrance and Friendship

Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly called rosemary is an aromatic herb indigenous to the Mediterranean area. Rosemary... Read More

Moss on Lawns

Just about right now, we start to see moss on lawns and the plaintive cry... Read More

Easy Pond and Water Garden Construction

Today's successful water garden usually is designed as an ecosystem that uses a balance between... Read More

How to Grow a Pineapple

The first thing you need to grow a pineapple is a pineapple. The pineapple (ananas... Read More

The Indoor Garden: Plants that Clean the Air

There are many reasons for creating an indoor garden ? significant among them is the... Read More

Winter Gardening

As the end of summer approaches, unfortunately far too quickly, all is not lost for... Read More

Planting Roses In Your Garden

Roses are an old standby for any garden and one of the worlds favorite flowers.... 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