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How to grow Avocado

April 27, 2006 EST | Gardening

So, if you’re a fan of the avocado, chances are you already know how to grow avocado plants. Although the avocado tree is a tropical plant that thrives only in zones 9, 10, and 11, many gardeners grow avocado plants...

Starting Vegetable Garden Seeds & Plants Indoors

April 27, 2006 EST | Gardening

Starting Plants IndoorsSeeds can be germinated and seedlings started in a box, pan or flowerpot of soil in a window. In addition to having at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, the room must be kept reasonably warm...

Composting and soil improvements

April 27, 2006 EST | Gardening

Composting provides a great natural resource! Where we live, the soil is black clay (north Texas). We have found that by using a compost, we can almost eliminate the need for commercial fertilizers to grow most vegetables, herbs and spices....

Copper wagon planter

April 27, 2006 EST | Gardening

Fill this Copper Wagon Planter with your favorite flowers or plants. Filled with your favorite blooming or foliage plants, this handsome wagon planter will perk up a ho-hum corner of your garden or become a focal point in your living...

Wrought Iron Planters

April 11, 2006 EST | Gardening

This exceptional Wrought Iron Planter is worthy of a place of honor in your home. Place it near your front door or as a focal point on your patio or in your garden. With its intricate detailing and lacy curves...

How To Make a Simple Homemade Aeroponics System

April 11, 2006 EST | Gardening

The hydroponic gardening techniqe called aeroponics has received much attention lately for its ability to grow living plants so quickly. In the past, the advantages of aeroponics were often hard to realize due to the tempermental nature of the technique....

Basics for creating a WaterWise garden

April 11, 2006 EST | Gardening , Outdoor Living

Even with water restrictions in place, it is still possible to create an attractive garden without using copious amounts of water. Soil preparation and mulch are essential in a waterwise garden. A good mulch has many advantages, including: adding valuable...

6 months of bulbs garden

October 18, 2005 EST | Gardening

Every month your loved one will receive a new cottage garden bouquet, ready to burst into bloom. We time our shipments carefully so that your Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter and Mother’s Day gifts are all taken care of, for one...

Create a festive fall container garden

September 10, 2005 EST | Gardening

Autumn is coming soon, and you may want to brighten up your balcony or front porch for the season! Given the beauty and convenience of a container garden, it’s no surprise that an estimated 90 percent of America's 67 million...

Starting a shade garden

July 15, 2005 EST | Gardening

The shade garden can be exploding with color and texture. No matter how much shade is in your landscape, the right flowers, plants, bushes and bulbs will grow in this area when given a chance. As there are various types...

Vegetable gardens & organic matter

July 15, 2005 EST | Gardening

Organic matter improves soil as a growing medium for plants. It helps release nitrogen, minerals, and other nutrients for plant use when it decays. A mulch of partially rotted straw, compost, or undecomposed crop residue on the soil helps keep...

Horticultural therapy

July 10, 2005 EST | Gardening

The idea of using gardens and plants as “tools” for therapy is growing fast these days. Makes perfect sense, too. There is a great deal of evidence that working in gardens is wonderful for our mental health. The relation between...

Starting Your Own Fruit Trees

July 10, 2005 EST | Gardening

I flat out love growing fruit trees and have been crazy about them all my life. Or at least, as much of my life as I can remember. Actually, the very first thing I can clearly recall involved fruit trees....

The basics of lawn care

July 07, 2005 EST | Gardening

Speed. Accuracy. Efficiency. For anyone who has a lot of lawns to mow these three things are very important. Speed. Getting the job done as quickly as possible. The faster you can do a job, the more jobs you have...

Do black roses really exist?

July 02, 2005 EST | Gardening

Throughout the course of time, black roses have conjured up a variety of symbolic meanings. From unnatural worlds to death, vengeance, farewell or rebirth, the black rose has come to be viewed in a number of different ways depending...

The beauty of hybrid tea roses

July 02, 2005 EST | Gardening

Hybrid tea roses and the original tea rose are the world’s favourite roses and are available in many gorgeous colors. Hybrid tea roses are among the most beautiful flowers in the world. They are the florist's rose. The blossoms...

Rock gardens

June 24, 2005 EST | Gardening

Planting a Rock Garden is a great alternative to the normal flower and vegetable garden. Where Should This Garden Go: Typically an ideal spot for a rock garden is on a slope or naturally terraced area with rock formations already...

Tips for producing low allergy gardens

June 03, 2005 EST | Gardening

What we plant often has a direct effect on our own health and the health of those near us. A pollen-producing male tree in our own yard will easily expose us to ten times more pollen than would a similar...

Growing Japanese bonsai tree gardens

May 17, 2005 EST | Gardening

As you go through the history of Japanese bonsai trees (among others), you will note that this term is used to refer to a ‘plant in a pot’. As per the information provided on Harvard's Arnold Arboretum site, "the ancient...

Garden lighting

May 12, 2005 EST | Gardening , Outdoor Living

You had "just a couple more little loose ends to wrap up" before leaving the office, but before you know it, it's already past 7 pm, daylight is waning quickly, and you're just pulling into your driveway. Fortunately, there's no...

Roses for every garden

May 08, 2005 EST | Gardening

By Vincent Lawrance Not so long ago, there were gardeners and then there were rose gardeners---dedicated, hardcore enthusiasts in pursuit of cosmetically perfect blooms on long, straight stems to enter into competitions at a local, regional, or national rose show....

Container gardening

May 05, 2005 EST | Gardening

Container gardening has become all the rage in the last few years, and it's easy to understand why. Not only does it allow you to add life and color to your windows, porch, patio, or deck, but it also lets...

Controlling garden pests naturally

May 04, 2005 EST | Birding , Gardening

Traditional methods of garden pest control have included toxic chemicals and traps that can cause suffering to the animals they catch. With many American gardening sheds stocked with enough chemicals to do away with the entire family and more sensitivity...