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Attracting Hummingbirds One good way to enjoy the company of hummingbirds is planting a hummingbird garden. In addition to providing them a natural diet, a hummer garden is an excellent way to attract birds to your nearby feeder: since hummingbirds feed by sight on regularly-followed routes - called traplining - their inquisitive nature will quickly lead them to investigate any possible new source of food. A hummer garden is also a great way to capture the birds on film or video, and makes a much nicer backdrop for your photos than the typical plastic feeder. 12 Savvy Small-Space Urban Gardening Designs & Ideas Think you gotta have a farm or even a large yard to grow enough fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs to feed your family all summer? You’d be surprised how much food you can get out of the smallest of spaces – even when you live in an urban high-rise. From innovative vertical gardening systems to hanging pots and easy-access planters, these 12 small-space gardening solutions make homegrown produce possible no matter how tiny your outdoor space may be. Small but Expandable Step Garden

22 Unbelievably Clever Gardening Cheats Everyone loves a good cheat and this article reveals 22 of the best achieving a beautiful, productive garden with the minimum of effort. We reveal a clever trick to get the sweetest tomatoes ever, a simple idea to achieve the most beautiful blooming roses possible, a number of cheats to get free gardening supplies and so much more! Love gardening? Then you’ll love the “Gardening Ideas Daily” Facebook page where we share the best tips, tricks, cheats and tutorials to make your backyard the most incredible space in the world. Head on over and “like” us to get our updates. Use A Flower Pot With Builders Sand To Avoid Rusty Tools – Simply follow this one rule to make sure your tools stay rust free. 6 Strategies for Urban Vegetable Gardening Room to grow: With a little planning, even the smallest of spaces can hold a veggie or herb garden. City living has its ecobenefits: easy travel by foot and public transit, smaller homes that use less energy, and less living space in which to accumulate needless junk. But growing your own vegetables in an urban environment can be tricky when you don’t have a backyard. "Small-space gardening isn't simple," says Charlie Nardozzi, senior horticulturist for the National Gardening Association, "but it's not as difficult as some people might think." Nardozzi says that the introduction of miniature and dwarf vegetable varieties (you can find plants in most gardening-supply stores or order seeds from reputable companies) to your urban gardening program allows even the beginning gardener to grow tasty crops without the need for tons of space and soil. Ready to start a plot of your own?

Being An Urban Gardener: Creating A City Vegetable Garden - Gardening Know How By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) Even if you’re an urban gardener with little space, you can still benefit from growing a city vegetable garden. A window, balcony, patio, deck or roof receiving six or more hours of sun is all you need, in addition to a few containers. City Vegetable Gardening Designs

40 Inspiring DIY Herb Gardens If you love to cook you most likely can’t live without fresh herbs. You can buy them when you need them but it would be much better if you will always have them in pots near by. This way it’s much easier to mix them in small doses and add in all meals you’re cooking. Of course to have them on your kitchen or right outside your kitchen door you need to organize a thoughtful herb garden that also looks great. We’ve gathered for you a bunch of cool ideas that might inspire you to do that.

How to Grow Blueberries I grow a slew of both common and uncommon fruits, from apples to kiwis to pears to paw-paws. I love them all, but if pressed to recommend just one must-grow fruit, it would be blueberries. These native Americans have stolen my heart for many reasons. The fruit is abundant and seductively sweet, especially when allowed to fully ripen on the shrub—a luxury commercial growers cannot afford. The shrubs make beautiful specimens in the landscape, not surprising considering their lineage to the mountain laurel, rhododendron, and azalea.

Growing squares Arranged in neat squares around a center fountain, raised beds contain dwarf marigolds, lavender, parsley, rosemary, red-flowered sage, scented geraniums, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, and more. Steven Gunther Click to Enlarge To complement their Santa Monica home, George and Kristen Minardos wanted a kitchen garden with a fresh, contemporary look. Growing Tomatoes, How to Grow Tomatoes, Planting Tomatoes Back in the 80’s when I started growing tomatoes organically, the only way to get good tomatoes was to grow your own. Now you can get good tomatoes in season at farmers markets and high-end supermarkets, but they still don’t come close to tomatoes you can grow in your back yard, if you know how to grow tomatoes. The first time you tuck into a sun-warmed, vine-ripened tomato, you’ll be hooked.

10 Potting Bench Ideas with Free Building Plans - Tuesday {ten Each year as the planting season begins, I start to envision the potting bench I will someday be able to put to good use. A strong sturdy base, spacious top, and a dedicated home for all of the pots, tools and garden essentials. Thanks to a mild winter, my husband had a chance to get a jump start on building a storage shed on our property {above left} to house all of our garden and outdoor stuff. There are still a few finishing touches left on the list – though before he can even get the doors on, I’m gathering ideas for the potting bench I have always wanted that will have a home inside.

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