Category Archives: Garden Ideas

What is Aquaponics Gardening?

With our ever increasing need to find solutions to environmental concerns, aquaponic gardens serve as a sustainable model of food production. Let’s learn more about aquaponic plant growing. What is Aquaponics? A fascinating subject with a myriad of dizzying information, the topic of “what is aquaponics” can most simply be described as hydroponics combined with…
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Growing Hippeastrum Amaryllis Indoors

Growing Hippeastrum Amaryllis Indoors - tips Amaryllis hippeastrum are bulb flowering type plants that produce a cluster of attractive trumpet like flowers in different color variation. Some confusion over the years has occurred between the hippeastrum and amaryllis when both are actually a separate genus. The amaryllis talked about on this page are actually hippeastrum…
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DIY – Garden Love Seat

This slatted garden bench makes the perfect garden love seat.   You will need: 1 of 900 x 900mm 16mm marine plywood* 7 of 20 x 94mm PAR pine - cut to 1040mm length 12 of 20 x 69mm PAR pine- 3 cut to 1000mm length- 9 cut to 1040mm length 5 x 50mm cut…
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Spring Garden Design Projects

What Are Your Spring Gardening Plans? Okay, spring is right around the corner and it’s time when we all start thinking about the great things we’re going to do with our yards this year. This is a great time to think about the how’s and why’s of design before you start storming the local Home…
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Spring Garden Maintenance

Every season brings a different set of chores in the garden. Spring is an exciting time for gardeners as preparations are made for the bounty and beauty of the garden as it awakes from winter hibernation. It can also, however, be a bit overwhelming to know how to prioritize your gardening time at this time…
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Easy To Grow Houseplant: The Jade Plant

Easy To Grow Houseplant: The Jade Plant The Jade plant (Crassula ovata) is a succulent and is one of the easiest to grow houseplants–it can live for decades with the proper care (or maybe neglect is a better word). A native of South Africa, it grows naturally in dry conditions and has developed thick fleshy…
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How to Grow and Care for Shrimp Plant

The Mexican Shrimp Plant - Justicia brandegeeana is a gorgeous ornamental flowering plant from the subtropical forests of Mexico. Seen only as a houseplant in northern Europe it also makes for an excellent summer bedding plant, but in warmer temperate or subtropical regions it is a fantastic evergreen shrub for those hard to plant shady…
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How to Grow Leeks – Gardening Tips

Leeks are closely related to onions but have a sweeter, creamier, more delicate flavor. They are prized by cooks as a flavoring for dishes of all types. They can also be used to make a tasty soup, and are served cooked as a side dish. They take a long time to mature and are usually…
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Container Gardening is Not so Limiting After All

If you’re lacking room for a full size garden, often times you can find the space for a smaller garden in a planter or a nice big pot–this is commonly called container gardening. If you think it sounds limiting because it’s small, try thinking of it in a different light: What could you plant in…
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Vegetable Gardening with Raised Beds

Vegetable Gardening with Raised Beds are very good solutions Planting a backyard vegetable garden isn’t as hard as you think. It’s a great way to feed your family, and a good excuse to cut work and get out in the sun. Here are some ideas you can use when doing this project. These pics are…
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7 Creative Urban Gardening Hacks for Spring

Spring brings warmer temperatures and longer days, along with a plethora of blooms, buds, and leaves. Those with yards can really dive into gardening this time of year clearing away leaves and winter debris, and starting seedlings for summer. If you live in the city, however, you might find yourself spending time indoors, but you…
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How to Sow and Grow Cucumbers from Seed

Believe it or not, cucumbers have been in cultivation for at least 3000 years. Originating in India, this refreshing crop is believed to have been introduced to Europe by the Romans, reaching England by the 14th century and North America by the 16th century. Nowadays, the cucumber has become a mainstay of the British salad.…
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Small Yard Landscaping Design

Small Yard Landscaping Design Ideas for designing and planting Small Yard Small garden landscapes are incredibly detail-oriented. Whether the garden is gracing a condominium, a tiny bungalow, or a rooftop, there is no room for sloppy design or incompleteness. That's because what is neglected will invariably become an eyesore. Despite their diminutive size, small gardens…
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How to Grow Watermelons

Every gardener should plant a hill or two of watermelons as they are easy to grow and, oh so good on sultry summer afternoons. Try a small variety such as an eight-pound 'Seedless Big Tast Hybrid' that will fit in the refrigerator easily, or go for the glory and sow watermelon seeds for a whopper…
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How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed

Tips How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed Creating your own home garden is not always an easy task, but with this DIY U-Shaped garden, it will be easier than you may have thought. Not only is the soil quality better in a raised garden, it will drain better as well. If you have short…
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Growing Bonsai – Indoors or Outdoors?

A bonsai is a plant or a tree which is grown in a miniature form to resemble the fully-grown or more mature version of the exact same plant or tree. A bonsai is grown in a container, however, just growing the plant in a container does not automatically make it a bonsai. The plant or…
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