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Some people thrive on planning. They schedule, prioritize, and just generally have their stuff together. And others tend to just jump in and see what happens. But when it comes to growing a productive, beautiful garden, planning is really important to your success.. It helps with everything from figuring out which seeds to order to deciding if you can really afford the space that growing 15 varieties of heirloom tomatoes will require. It will save you time and money, and, best of all, save you from a few headaches during the gardening season.
Recently I put together my newest raised bed. I was inspired by some pictures I've seen lately where metal roofing materials were used for the sides. It was a very cool look that I wanted to see if I could replicate for my garden.
Based on my stats here on About Organic Gardening, I'm not the only one who is (just a little) obsessed/in love with the idea of gardening in raised beds. Aside from practicality, ease of use, and all of that other good stuff, the great thing about constructing raised beds is that you can really tailor your beds to suit your garden's style. If you have a more rustic garden, you might want to construct your beds from large rocks found around your property. I've seen beds that looked like they were surrounded by teeny picket fences, beds contained by wattle fencing...if you can build with it, you can make a raised bed out of it! Here in my neck of the woods, the Lafayette Greens community garden, sited right in downtown Detroit, has some of the coolest raised beds, cust0m-built from steel to reflect the city's industrial history.
When winter rolls around and the frost starts to bite, it's nice to know there's one flower that can stand the cold. Linda Ross shows you how to warm up your garden with the ‘queen’ of the winter flowers. There are few flower lovers who would find it difficult to name this flower.
Camellias are a genus of flowering plants from the family Theaceae. The genus consists of many species, including the popular sasanquas and japonicas, 'Sinensis' from which all tea is made and 'Nitidissima' the famous golden camellia. Native to Asia, camellia species can now be found the world over where they are admired for their spectacular flowers which can vary dramatically between varieties. Listed here is a selection of the camellias we grow and sell. Note that whilst we strive to have our entire range available at all times, both at our nursery and on-line, this isn’t always possible. Please contact us with any queries you may have, or to purchase camellias.
Belamcanda - Leopard Lily Belamcanda chinensis Click to enlarge Price: Supplied as/in: Dormant Bulbs Flowering:
Belamcanda chinensis (Leopard Lily) is a Perennial which grows to a height of 1m and a width of 0.25m . It has a hardness rating of 8. Leopard Lily will flower in February to April. the seeds ripen from March to May The flowers from this plant are hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and they are pollinated by Soil Information Leopard Lily will grow in light (sandy),medium (loamy), soil.
Chrysanthemums are the iconic symbol of Mother's Day and are popular gifts, here's why you should have them in your autumn garden. The chrysanthemum seems to have fallen out of fashion in modern gardens . One reason why this has happened is that chrysanthemums are perceived as too much hard work or troublesome. But there is less care involved than you may think and they offer many positive attributes to gardens.
Cycads Cycads are ancient seed plants dating back over 200 million years. In the Jurassic Period cycad-like plants dominated world vegetation, which is why this era is sometimes referred to as 'The Age of Cycads'. However, through the centuries cycads have declined both in number and distribution.
Chamaedorea Elegans are commonly referred to by various names such as Parlor Palms and Neanthe Bella palms. Although its native habitat is found in rainforests, the plant is very easy to grow inside your home. This article will give you a few tips. Light Your Chamaedorea Elegans will grow best if you place it in bright, filtered light.
Posted on February 27th, 2009 by Shantha Come February and Bangalore looks its best with the flowering trees bursting with blooms blanketing the city with a riot of colors attracting bees and hummingbirds.
Attributes: The Tuliptree is the state tree of Kentucky and Indiana because of its majestic beauty. It is a fast-growing shade tree that displays colorful yellow flowers in the early summer, replaced by equally colorful seeds held upright in the tree throughout the summer and into autumn. Description: A fast-growing tree with bright green leaves that resemble tulip flowers in profile and turn golden yellow in fall.
Imagine a lawn that could do almost anything, well look no further than Arid Smartgrass. Arid Smartgrass is a multi functional, versatile lawn seed that is suitable for a wide range of conditions. Arid Smartgrass is evergreen.
Margaret Young , from Oxford, should plant her newly acquired gaura and liatris out now, rather than keep them in pots over winter. The soil is still warm enough for the plants to become established before winter. Another question from Margaret: a lilac that has done well up until now did not flower last May, but still carries the dead flowers from the previous year.
Australian Acacia tree is very beautiful.