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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How To Prune Your Roses For Stunning Results

Pruning and deadheading are essential to proper rose care. Alas, there are nearly as many... Read More

Solar Garden Lights

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

Layer Your Plantings

Part three in a seriesIn our last article, we helped you layout your new landscape.... Read More

Patios And Garden Pavers

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

Adirondack Chairs - How to Choose One

In Blue Mountain Lake, New York, you will find a unique museum called the Adirondack... Read More

How To Grow Luscious Tomatoes

The tomato is the most commonly grown vegetable in the States. Here are some tips... Read More

Teak Planters - Accent Your Outdoor Space with One

Do you want to add something to your outdoor space that will take it from... Read More

Gardening - An Expression

Give the same plants to several people, you will see several arrangements. Each one distinct... Read More

Grow the BEST Tasting Tomatoes

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

Patio Design ? Expanding Your Home Outdoors

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

Low Maintenance Teak Furniture

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

Butterfly House in the Flower Garden

Whenever you decide to look for a butterfly house for your flower garden, you first... Read More

Metal Garden Furniture

Since Victorian times metal garden furniture has become a popular way to decorate gardens. In... Read More

Fleur De Lotus: Purity in a Sullied World

Rising from a muddy pond, a lotus flower blossoms. Such epitome of purity in a... Read More

You Take The Vacation - Not Your Garden

If you are planning to go on vacation, there are some important tasks that you... 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

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

How to Find and Work With a Porch Swing Contractor To Install the Porch Swing of Your Dreams

You've found a great Porch Swing and you know exactly where you want to put... Read More

The Rich History of Chrysanthemums

Did you know that those lush, colorful blooms called chrysanthemums are rooted in beliefs of... Read More

Orchids Are One Of Natures Most Beautiful Flowers

Orchids are beautiful flowers. The interesting thing about orchids is that they seem to draw... Read More

Winter Gardening

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

The Swallowtail -- A Beautiful Butterfly

Swallowtail butterflies are some of the most beautiful butterflies found anywhere. The North American species... Read More

Choosing Pond Plants

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

Cast Aluminum Furniture

In days gone by, outdoor furniture was cast from iron. Today, cast aluminum furniture is... Read More

Frame Your Garden With Edging

You've planted the flowers, put in the shrubs and even added a bird bath and... Read More

Companion Planting

If you look closely at the natural landscape, you'll never see a large area populated... Read More

Wildlife in Winter Ponds

This may seem contradictory, but you want to leave a little bit of debris in... Read More

Care of Dendrobium Orchids

DendrobiumsThis month I am focusing our attention to the care of Dendrobiums. These are one... Read More

Pressure Washing Decks

A beautiful wooden deck, properly maintained, can add greatly to the aesthetic and resale values... Read More

The String Algae Blues

Now that Spring is upon us and things are coming back to life in your... Read More

Iris Flowers Remind Me Of Mom!

Iris flowers always bring memories of mom to mind. Let me share with you three... Read More

Online Garden Seed Exchanges

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

Starting Seedlings Indoors

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

Feeding the Hummingbirds

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

Koi Pond Aeration

To achieve Koi pond aeration, there are some things you can do. One, you can... 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

Orange Perennials For Your Garden

Perennials are wonderful because, they bloom year after year. Sometimes, I forget that I even... 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

Want a Garden, But Don?t have Enough Dirt Or Space? Hydroponics Gardening Is The Answer!

Hydroponics gardening is the perfect solution for anybody who wants a garden, but does not... 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

Ultra Violet Pond Filter

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

The Tools of Rose Gardening

Like any job you tackle, it's always easier if you have the right tools. Before... Read More

A Compost Primer

Most gardeners and landscapers will agree almost unanimously that the single best thing you can... Read More

Maintaining Oxygen Levels in Fish and KOI Ponds

Severe environmental stressors are the most frequent causes of sudden fish death in garden ponds... Read More

Landscaping Design - The Primary Principles

Principles refer to standards or prescriptions for working with or arranging various elements to produce... Read More

Camellias

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

Edgeworthia Chrysantha

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

Simple Lawnmower Maintenance

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