How to Shop for Perennials and Annuals

      Before we indulge in understanding how annuals and perennials are chosen, let’s comprehend what they are. Annuals are plants whose life-cycle lasts for a year. They thrive from seeds and bloom in one long growing season; spring to fall. Annuals offer beautiful colors and are popular among flower gardeners. On the other…

Tips and Tricks for Growing Great Roses

Due to their fragrance and beauty, roses are the most popular flower choice for gardening, gift giving and events’ decoration. A well maintained rose garden is welcoming and exciting to look at. They are easy to grow and add that much needed elegant look to your garden. However, to have a perfect rose garden, you…

How to Plan a Naturally Insect-Deterring Garden

The presence of insects is natural and an essential part of healthy gardens. However, the challenge is managing the pests that harm your crops without harming your gardens microcosmic health and environment as a whole. The best way to do this is by adopting organic gardening techniques. This includes using natural pest control solutions and…

How to Create an Organic Edible Landscape

Most people are lucky to have some land surrounding their homes. However, the land if often filled with marigold, grass or occasional nice looking maple plants. Unfortunately, the beauty offered by this landscape plants does not offer something to bite on. What people do not realize is that edible plants are equally nice looking. They…

How to Create a Monarch Butterfly Garden

In the past years, the monarch butterflies population has declined rapidly. The rapid decrease in population is attributed to climatic changes and extermination of plants that are important for monarch’s survival. If you love butterflies and would love to contribute towards increasing their population, you have to focus on creating a monarch butterfly garden. The…

How to Grow an Organic Veggie Garden

  Organic veggies are not only healthy but also delicious. They are grown in a chemical free garden. Growing organic veggies is becoming more popular. The popularity is attributed to the increased awareness against chemically grown foods and the health benefits of home grown veggies. Starting an organic vegetable garden is not daunting. You just…

5 Ideas to Make a Kid-Friendly Garden

We all love enjoying a cool garden breeze and scenic view. However, kids love enjoying the outdoor environment too but are often not considered when the gardens are being designed. Kids are magical and there are times when they will want to be part of your gardening home projects. Moreover, you could use gardening as…

How to Create Lasting Color in Your Garden

    First of all, don’t forget to celebrate National Public Garden’s Day tomorrow, May 6th, 2016!   Now, to create lasting color in YOUR garden! Color is what defines a garden, makes it vibrant and interesting to look at. Hence, the need to create lasting color in your garden. Creating lasting color throughout all…

Understanding the Growing Popularity of Raised Gardens

  A raised garden is a large planter that is placed above the ground. Its walls range from 6 to 24 inches in height. The beds are wrapped in frames made of wood, stone or concrete. It is ideal for people who have less gardening space or poor garden soil. Raised gardens have become quite…