Category Archives: Garden Ideas

Garden Almanac – August Gardening Tips and Tasks

August is a month of endings and beginnings in the kitchen garden. Yes, there is still a month of vacation time before school starts, but in nature change is about. Summer will begin to fade in many gardens during August giving way to autumn and cool weather. In other regions, as the summer garden comes…
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Fall Vegetable Garden: 15 Best Vegetables to Grow

Fall vegetable gardening will vary greatly across hardiness zones. Gardeners in zones 8 and up, who have waited patiently through the hazy heat of summer, can finally get all sorts of vegetable plants started, including tender tomatoes and eggplant. Gardeners in northern climates will have to content themselves growing vegetables that enjoy the cooler, shorter…
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DIY – Self Watering Tomato Buckets

“You can never have too many tomato plants, but what happens when you run out of room in the garden. Tomatoes are probably the most versatile plant you can grow; They are used in everything from Tomato Sauce to Ketchup,  Espagnole Sauce to Bloody Marys’ (Yum!). Growing tomato plants in 5 gallon buckets is nothing…
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Summer Vegetable Harvest Tips

Summer Vegetable Harvest Tips Pick summer vegetables when they are young and tender—bigger is not tastier. Check crops daily. Whenever possible eat summer vegetables the day you pick them. Here’s a quick guide for picking summer vegetables at the peak of flavor: Green beans. Pick green beans as soon as immature seeds begin to fill…
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Hanging Garden: Fruits and Vegetables in Hanging Baskets

Gardeners who are limited when it comes to space are always experimenting with ways to grow food vertically, and using hanging pots is often one of the very best options. Even if you aren’t worried about space, growing food crops in a hanging container can be a fun way to add more visual interest to…
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Beautiful Rock Garden Ideas

Beautiful Rock Garden Ideas In designing and building a home garden, you need to consider these rock garden ideas. Beautiful garden for home should not be only with neat lawn, greens and flowers. More natural accents should be also invited, such as rock, stones, gravels and even water feature. However, sometimes it is limited to…
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How to Make Best Natural Bug Spray

Every garden, big or small, requires the managing of insects and other pests. Good planning, healthy plants and good combination planting are the first lines of defense against undesired pests. When you are faced with an incoming pest problem, sometimes you just need to SPRAY! Here are the best sprays and methods we know of.…
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Guide To Growing Gorgeous Dahlias

For spring flowers, consider the dahlias: glamorous, voluptuous, and infinitely diverse. Some varieties are demure, with simple, daisy-like shapes, but they are the exception. Most dahlias are movie-star flamboyant—big, petal-packed blossoms in nearly every imaginable hue, including black flowers. “Pompon” varieties look like lollipops; others resemble water lilies or shaggy chrysanthemums. Petals can be rolled…
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Phlox How to Grow

Phlox is a genus of 67 species of perennial and annual plants in the family Polemoniaceae. Phlox in bloom are a sight to behold, with masses of small, star-shaped, colorful flowers blanketing the plants. There are several types, the most common of which are spring-blooming creeping phlox and summer-blooming tall phlox. About Plant There is…
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Ideas for Container Gardens

50 Ideas for Container Gardens Inspiration to Start Your Own Container Garden Project. Bored with the pots you use for container gardening? Refresh your landscape and boost your curb appeal with our fun ideas for container gardens. When I got my first apartment, with just a tiny concrete pad for a patio and not a…
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Watering – When and How to Water Your Plants

Watering plants correctly is one of the easiest things to learn in gardening but many people find it confusing. The reason for this is that they want to use regular schedules. Regular schedules, like once a week, do not work. If you want to learn how to water your garden or house plants correctly you…
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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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7 Most Expensive Flowers in the World

It was the rare ghost orchid that held the fascination of flora fanatic John Laroche, whose story of plant poaching and subsequent arrest were the topic of Susan Orlean’s famous book, "The Orchid Thief." While Laroche may be one of the better known contemporary plant collectors, the practice dates back to at least the 15th…
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Backyard Landscape Design Ideas

You’ve spent all the time necessary to make the inside of your home a splendid place to be, and now it’s time to turn your attention to your backyard. While life inside your home is all well and good, your outdoor living spaces are the places where you’ll form some of the strongest memories you…
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Top 5 Gardening Mistakes

Read on to see if you’re making one of these common gardening mistakes. Get your garden back on track by avoiding these common blunders. We’ve all been there – a bright and lively plant reduced to a pile of wilted leaves overnight. Don’t give up. Having Too Many Plants I’ll be the first to say…
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DIY – Adirondack Chair and Table

It's a good thing that so many plastic patio chairs are designed to stack, and the aluminum ones fold up flat. That means we can get them put away and stored out of sight as quickly as possible. But, if you think outdoor furniture should enhance your yard and garden, consider a chair that evolved…
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