Category Archives: Garden Ideas

Onions – How to Grow

Onions: Growing Guide Plant your sets early in the spring. Onions do best if the temperature is cool when they start to grow, and warm as they mature. Northern springs are certainly cool -- and often frosty! But as the saying goes, "You can't kill an onion -- even with a hammer!" Frost just won't…
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Yarrow – How to Grow

Yarrow is a hardy and versatile perennial with fernlike leaves and colorful blooms. The large, flat-topped flower clusters are perfect for cutting and drying. About Yarrow Most yarrows grow 2 to 4 feet tall, although low-growing varieties are also available. The plants are remarkably durable, tolerating dry spells and low soil fertility where other perennials…
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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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Baby’s Breath (Gypsophila paniculata) – Planting

With a light and elegant appearance, baby's breath (Gypsophila paniculata) is a beautiful bedding plant that can fill your garden area with tiny clouds of white showy flowers. About This Plant Most popularly used as a cutting plant, baby's breath is a dense flowering border and bedding plant covered with tiny, loosely-scattered, white flowers. You can…
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Walkways and Garden Path

Walkways are a key part of almost any landscape. Check out our walkways and garden paths for some great ideas and tips and then read our guide to designing your own walkway: Design a Walkway or Garden Path Walkways and paths are a part of almost any landscape, but they don’t always get the attention…
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Mint (Mentha) – How to Grow

Growing Mint Mint in the Garden All types of mint (including sweet mint, spearmint, peppermint, and chocolate mint) are fast-growing, spreading plants, so you must give them a place to spread without getting in the way, or plant them in a pot. Mint sends out runners that spread above and just below the ground, quickly…
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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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Chives – How to Grow

Chives have insect-repelling properties that can be used in gardens to control pests. Chives are a commonly used herb and can be found in grocery stores or grown in home gardens. In culinary use, the scapes and the unopened, immature flower buds are diced and used as an ingredient for fish, potatoes, soups, and other…
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Inspiring Pergola Ideas

Pergola provide some much needed shade from the summer sun. Add a unique element to your outdoor space. From shade to structure, pergola are a great way to add beauty and function to your yard. By definition a pergola is a structure or archway with a framework covered in climbing or trailing plants. It consists…
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Small Garden Design Ideas

A small garden space doesn't mean you can't have the garden you want. Here are our favorite Small Garden Design Ideas , including small patio garden ideas, to help you maximize your space!
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Big Gardens Ideas – Landscaping

Gardeners are always tinkering, always improving, always dreaming. Once one section of their property is complete, they move onto another, eventually circling back for fine tuning.Before starting on your new garden design, survey your space and browse several landscape ideas to figure out what would look best in your space. If you love working outdoors,…
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Terrace – Roof Garden

When you live in the city you need a roof garden If you often have to get creative with every square inch of space, small roof garden is a solution. The stress created by the people living in urban areas in recent years and our interests for roof gardens as a solution to the lack…
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Garden Sheds Ideas and Photos

Add Sheds to your garden with personalized style. Save space with shed and outdoor storage. A shed is a great place to store your garden tools and patio furniture in the off season. These Sheds, Bunkies, Tiny House photos will give you examples of different types of sheds so you can choose idea the one that…
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Salvia

Salvia encourage the presence of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds in your garden Salvia is the largest genus of plants in the mint family Salvias are a large group of garden plants that includes annuals, biennials, perennials, and shrubs. The perennial salvias are mainstays of the midsummer garden border. Another common name is sage. About This…
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Hosta

Hosta is an easy to grow, long lived, shade loving perennial that is prized for its colorful leaves. About This Plant Other common names are plantain lily and funkia. An ideal foliage plant for shady areas, hosta grows well under deciduous trees, in borders, and as a ground cover. Foliage height ranges from 6 inches…
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Coneflower

Coneflower is a native North American perennial sporting daisy like flowers with raised centers. About This Plant The flower, plant, and root of some types are used in herbal remedies.Widely renowned as a medicinal plant, coneflower are a long-flowering perennial for borders, wildflower meadows, and prairie gardens. Blooming midsummer to fall, the plants are relatively drought-tolerant…
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