Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a sweet herb and member of the mint family. There are several types of this heat-loving, cold-sensitive herb but the most common is sweet basil. Basil is a staple in many home herb gardens and requires very little care. Properly cared for basil plants produce higher quali
Affûter une tronçonneuse – comment faire – astuces pratiquesLe système PowerSharp® d’Oregon est un outil d’affûtage de tronçonneuse précis et simple d’utilisation qui permet d’affûter une chaîne en quelques s
It's only natural to have big aspirations when it comes to gardening. But if your available space resembles a window box more than a grand botanical garden, you still have plenty of options. With the ...
Bittersweet will climb sunny trellises or other supports.trellis image by Christopher Dodge from Fotolia.comBittersweet is a vine that comes in two primary varieties--American bittersweet and Oriental or Asiatic bittersweet. Both green vines climb nearby trees and other supports....
More commonly called blue leadwort or dwarf plumbago, Ceratostigma plumbaginoides grows as woody-stemmed perennials, often as a billowy ground covers. It loses its green leaves in the fall but not before turning an attractive red, even when the cobalt blue flowers are still open as fall frosts occur
Although it may die naturally of shock, a tree can continue to live even when all of its branches and leaves are removed. To ensure a tree is dead, its root system must be poisoned. This is easiest to do when a tree has been freshly cut, preferably down to ground level.
While the needs of different orchid species can vary, it's relatively easy to determine the quantity and frequency of water that your plants require. There are many factors that affect the amount of water an orchid needs and how quickly it uses the water you provide. Understanding those factors
If a charming English cottage garden is part of the vision for your home, map out your design to take full advantage of the landscape concept. Initially, this style of garden developed in plots of dirt surrounding the simple cottages of poor workers on the large estates in Tudor England. Over the c
You might opt to think about planting your own vegetables and fruits in a garden of your very own if you're looking to make a change in your life for the better, making it simple ...
By grasping the individual aspects of gardening, you can better understand what gardening is as a whole. A holistic perspective of gardening looks at the spiritual, mental, economical, and biological
Not all sprinkler heads are created the same. Some are for watering the lawn, others for soaking plant roots and then there are those made for watering shrubs. While it’s possible to set a shrub head sprinkler on a riser so the sprinkler head can reach the top of tall shrubs, most shrub heads
Canna lillies are spectacular and easy to grow. Here's how to grow them in containers.
Collard greens aren't just for the south. These nutrient packed greens will grow just about any where. Here are some tips to get you started.
The concept of the community garden has been around for many years. And now the idea is growing once again. In the U.S. alone, there are an estimated 10,000 community gardens in operation. Why? It ...
One rule of thumb to remember is that a healthy plant is a much less vulnerable plant. Pest and disease won't be as much of a problem with healthy plants. Gardening is so much easier when the plants are healthy and doing exactly what they were planted to do, whether it's just being beautif
Perhaps you're considering how to start a vegetable garden. You can generally go about it one of two ways - either by buying plants that are already halfway grown or by purchasing seeds. There is immense satisfaction waiting for people who take the effort to grow their vegetables from the groun
The way we live our lives on a daily basis is changing rapidly. The way we approach certain things in life is different to approach we may have taken 10 - 15 years ago because of the way we are educated by the television media and news paper media towards certain issues.
Many people with allergies dream of having a down comforter, but know that they will not be able to use this beautiful piece of bedding. Alternative down comforters are designed to provide the look and ...
Organic solutions to garden pests There are many problems that can occur in our landscapes and gardens that can and should be solved naturally without harsh chemicals . I would like to share with you ...
Organic lawn care in the spring is a little different than conventional lawn care. Crabgrass is not inevitable.