Gardening : Home & Garden
In spring, both new and experienced gardeners flock to the garden for annual, perennial, fruit and vegetable plantings. The garden isn't the only place for growing, though, and may not be a choice for people with restricted space. Prepare pots and soil and choose the right flowers and vegetable plan
Commercially grown papayas and those fresh-from-the-tree do not compare in taste. To get to the market before they spoil, papayas are picked before they are ripe. Most of the time they taste like air. A papaya that has been allowed to ripen on the tree, however, is soft and sweet. Papaya trees are t
Blanket flowers (Gaillardia species) are hardy, spreading annuals that are desirable for their lush masses of constantly blooming flowers. The most popularly variety grown in America is the native Gaillardia pulchella, or common blanket flower, which features flowers in shades of yellow, orange, cop
The sheer touch of the cool breeze that circulates around the outdoor water fountain escalates your mood and you are suddenly transported from a stressful mood to a much more relaxed and calm stature.
One of the most common misconceptions for first-time gardeners is that they think all they need is some dirt and a few plants.While technically this could be loosely considered a garden, it is more than that and you do have a choice to make.Gardens and gardening can be as simple or elaborate as you
Owning an inground or above ground pool opens up all kinds of fun opportunities for the summer, but many people hesitate before installing one because they're concerned about safety. Peterborough, Ontario pool construction specialists Water ...
The fragrant, white blooms of the moonflower plant emerge at night. The flowers may measure up to 6 inches on vines that grow 10 feet in a single year. The vines, which produce heart-shaped leaves, grow best in areas with full sunlight and well-drained soil. Instead of purchasing the plants, you may
Many people that live in apartments can appreciate the benefits that container gardening can offer. You can grow a bunch of plants, whether flowers or vegetables, in a relatively small space, if you use container gardening. The other fun thing about this type of gardening is choosing what container
That seems like a silly title, right? How to water your garden - it's easy. Just apply water. But it is not that easy. You need to know when to water, how much to apply, by what method and that different plants have different watering needs. After you have gone to the effort of preparing your g
During World War II, Americans were called on to help with the war effort. Many Americans gave up normal things to help their country win the war. They conserved metal through "junk rallies" where communities gathered pieces of scrap metal and rubber, silk, aluminum and glass. These things
Impatiens are just one of many flowering plants suitable for growing beside old-fashioned hydrangeas.impatiens image by palms from Fotolia.comOld fashioned hydrangeas, such as Annabelle hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) and oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), are showstoppers in...
Cascara Sagrada, an herbal stimulant laxative, is the complete name of this herbal treatment used in combination with other herbs for colon cleansing. Cascara Sagrada is a common ingredient in most herbal colon cleansers, according to the Global Healing Center website. Cascara also is...
Think out of the box for vertical garden ideas.
Houseplants can develop white mossy growth when they are infected with fungus, infested with certain pests or when they dry out. This white growth can mean that a plant either needs to be retired or treated. Treatment will vary depending on the cause of the white growth.