Category Archives: Gardening Tips

Tree Roots: Facts and Protection Tips

Tree maintenance helps you grow large, beautiful trees. These facts about trees tell you how they grow and how to nourish and protect them. Tree Roots in the Lawn and Landscape When you think about tree roots you may think of a large root system going far down into the ground. That is the case…
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Colors in the Garden – Basics

Colors in the garden typically elicits the most emotional response, those gasps of appreciation that are music to a gardener's ear. And everyone has colors he or she is partial to. But there's more to working with colors in the garden design than just throwing everything together in hopes of achieving a "Pow!" effect. By…
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How to Grow Mustard Plants

Home gardeners love this easy, fast growing, cool weather crop. As you would expect, the leaves have a sharp, mustard taste. Greens are great raw, in salads, or as a cooked greens. They are nutritious, and healthy for you and your family. Mustard is cool-season leaf crop. Sow mustard as early as 4 to 6…
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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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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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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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