Category Archives: Gardening Tips

Create a Container Garden

Planting in containers is a perfect option for those with limited space or time. Container garden is also ideal for apartments, rental houses, balconies and patios. Planting in Containers Planting in containers has several advantages. Containers allow you to: Use your landscape space more efficiently. Containers can be spaced closer than plants in the ground, allowing…
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How To Grow Scallions

Slender, tender scallions are easy to grow in even the smallest of garden spaces or even in a beginner's container garden. Their thin white or ruby-colored stalks and pungently flavored, emerald leaves provide the perfect accompaniment to baby lettuces, spicy arugula, curly endive, and other greens—both in the garden and in the salad bowl. Preparing…
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Crocus: Planting and Care

A sure sign of spring, crocuses have low-growing, colorful, cup-shaped flowers that are a welcome sight in garden beds and lawns. About the Crocus Mass plantings of colorful crocuses herald the start of spring, sometimes poking their flowers right up through the snow. Because the plants flower so early, crocuses adapt well to planting in…
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15 Deer-Resistant Plants

John Van Etten, former grounds superintendent at the Mohonk Mountain House in upstate New York, recommends 15 Deer-Resistant Plants; your experience, of course, may differ. For a list of deer-resistant plants in your area, contact your local extension agent. PERENNIALS AND ANNUALS [caption id="attachment_11060" align="alignnone" width="750"] Angelonias (Angelonia angustifolia cvs.), annual[/caption] [caption id="attachment_11055" align="alignnone" width="750"] Basket…
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Edible Flowers – Flowers You can Eat

While edible flowers are growing in popularity, flowers have graced our plates for centuries. Yes, everything has been done before. And, if you count buds as flowers, they’ve long been a staple in our diets. Broccoli and cauliflower are immature flowers or buds. Since we eat with our eyes first, add flowers to your food…
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Gardening as a Healer

Healing gardens are places that heal us in all ways: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. A garden doesn’t just heal our souls by bringing joy, peace, balance, and wholeness, a garden also has the added benefit of helping our physical self as we work to maintain this oasis of beauty; it literally exercises our bodies…
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How to Grow Bulbs

Do you know how to grow Bulbs?   Planting bulbs, corms and tubers is an easy way to ensure colourful displays in your garden, particularly in spring before the rest of the garden has woken from its winter dormancy. Bulbs can be planted in containers or borders, and look particularly effective when naturalised in grass.…
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15 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Love being outdoors but sick of those annoying blood-sucking mosquitoes? Put down the sprays and nets, here are fifteen different plants you can grow that’ll help keep the mosquitoes away. Bug zappers are also annoying, and leave you sitting among insect parts. Moreover, you may not be in the mood for smoky candles or incense. However, this…
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Herbs in Pots

Herbs in Pots An herb garden is a wonderful thing. Having a potted herb garden that you can harvest year round is a chef’s dream come true! Herb gardening in containers is relatively easy and most varieties can be grown successfully on a windowsill, a patio or a balcony. Read on to find out how……
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Gardening Tips for Summer

Summer is a time of beauty and abundance in the garden. It’s also a busy time for the gardener, full of chores that are necessary to care for and maintain the health of your plants. Listed below are some of the core tasks of the season to help you prioritize your workload. Indoor garden Early…
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Indoor Winter Gardening Tips

Contrary to popular belief, winter is a great time to try gardening – indoor gardening.   It gives us a purpose during the gloomy months when we often feel isolated or sluggish. Indoor gardening during the winter is also a great time to experiment with new types of plants and really put your hydroponic growing…
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