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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Three Stumbling Blocks to Growing Grapes in the Backyard

Are you one of those home gardeners that don't know the three stumbling blocks to... Read More

Easy Care Of Phalaenopsis

Do you have a knack for being with moths? Most people would say, "no way".... Read More

Brilliant Beetroot!

Are you looking for a truly versatile vegetable to grow and serve? Try beetroot! It... Read More

Store Your Outdoor Furnishings to Make Them Last

In many parts of North America, the end of "porch season" has arrived. Whether you're... Read More

Ten Considerations Before You Buy A Bird House

When you decide to buy one bird house or more -- be aware that there... Read More

Plants To Grow Old With or The Constant Battle

Following are a few paragraphs about the on going battle I had with some of... Read More

Growing Organic! Herbs, Flowers and Fruit

Creating no dig gardens on top of the soil gives you many immediate advantages over... Read More

Multi Purpose Tree ? Sugar Palm

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

Homemade Hydroponics System Plan

Building your own water works system is quite simple and can be fun, if you... 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

Create and Furnish Your Outdoor Room

More and more people are enjoying their time spent outdoors by creating outdoor rooms. Whether... Read More

Imagine Your Own Orchid Garden In A Pond

Who doesn't love to hear the water rushing and flowing through a very pretty orchid... Read More

Backyard Landscaping

When most people think of landscaping, they think of a beautifully decorated front yard. But... Read More

How to for Lawns ? Mowing

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

Halfway Through Summer - Are We Having Fun Yet

Today is Thursday the 23rd of June and we're almost halfway through the summer can... Read More

Introduction to Aquaponics

Hydroponics and aquaponics are very similar in every way except hydroponics requires the addition of... Read More

Dont Roll that Lawn

Every spring some mysterious hormone hits the male of the species and the urge to... 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

Pruning Roses Secrets

Pruning your roses is one of the most needed and the most annoyingly difficult tasks... Read More

Want to Build a Pond?

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

Gardening and Flowers

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

Early Spring Garden Guide: What To Do In The Yard And Garden Now

Can't wait to get back to the garden? Use this handy spring garden guide to... Read More

How and When to Plant Roses

When spring comes and the ground is thawed, it is time to start planting your... Read More

How to Grow Chocolate Cosmos

Chocolate cosmos (Cosmos atrosanguinea) is both nose and eye candy for your garden. When it's... 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

Tranquility in Your Own Back Yard

A garden fountain can add beauty and serenity to you yard or garden. It's long... Read More

Simple Lawnmower Maintenance

Do you have trouble starting your lawnmower up in the spring? Before deciding to take... Read More

Plan Before Buying Rose Bushes

So, you have decided to plant rose bushes in your yard or on your patio,... Read More

How To Brighten Up Your Home With These Flower Arrangement Ideas

A beautiful flower arrangement piece can become the focal point of the room you choose... Read More

Garden Delights For Midsummer

We have once again reached the wonderful magical time of midsummer, when the garden is... Read More

What You Should Know About Miniature Roses

Miniature roses are exactly what they sound like. They have all of the fragrance and... Read More

Patios And Garden Pavers

Is your concrete or asphalt driveway an eyesore? Do you need to create an attractive... Read More

A Little Known Secret to Successful Outdoor Gardening

Pruning...Outdoor gardening is so much easier when you know how. Outdoor gardening is much more... Read More

Organic Gardening

"Organic gardening is not just the avoidance of chemicals, in the larger view, it is... Read More

Introducting KOI-Cam!

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

Fall Pond Cleaning

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

How to Grow Blueberries

Along with lip-smacking sweetness, flower and foliage are also worthy reasons to grow blueberries. White,... Read More

Low Maintenance Teak Furniture

In all likelihood you have heard of teak furniture and have wanted to know why... Read More

Good Tools and Hard Work is What Creates EyeCatching and Functional Gardens

"Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade." -Rudyard KiplingSweat and toil along with... Read More

Metal Outdoor Furniture - Explained

Mention metal patio furniture and you probably think of the light, fly-away aluminium loungers of... Read More

History of the Adirondack Chair

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

How To Mow A Lawn

Although push lawn mowers are wonderful machines that do a great job in keeping the... Read More

The Ultimate Magic Garden

Spring is the season to start planting seeds for the future. For me, the ultimate... 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

Light Up Your Garden And Brighten Your Life

Extending Your Living SpaceThe garden is fast being considered to be an extension to your... Read More

Teak Outdoor Furniture - Where Function Meets Beauty

The wonderful thing about choosing teak outdoor furniture is that you have such diversity. From... Read More

Brighten Your Path By Installing Decorative Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting can add a beautiful quality to any home. There are many choices available... Read More

Planting Roses in Pots

In years past, serious rosarians would never consider having a potted rose on their property... Read More

How to Create a Wildflower Garden

In today's gardens often populated by geraniums, roses, and zinnias, wildflowers can provide a simple... Read More

Growing Your Own Herbs for Tea

If you love herbal teas, as I do, you know they are just a little... Read More