All About Foliar Feeding African Violets

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What is Foliar Feeding? Foliar feeding the application of fertilizer to the leaves of plants rather than to the roots. Foliar feeding can be a powerful stimulant to plant growth as leaves take up to 95% of the nutrients in the fertilizer. Root feeding takes up much less. Why Foliar Feed? There are many instances […]


Green Grass Cutting Reel Lawnmowers

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Many of today’s new homeowners are looking for environmentally friendly solutions to yard maintenance. Reel lawnmowers are not a new idea, but they are gaining in popularity. Environmentally conscious homeowners are giving up their self-propelled, petroleum powered mowers for the old fashioned, muscle powered versions in record numbers. Reel lawnmowers differ from typical lawnmowers in […]


The Gardens At Hampton Court

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There was no abrupt transition from the style of the Middle Ages to that of the Renaissance in English gardens. Many Gothic features were long retained, of which remnants are still in evidence: the carved stonework, the conduits, the walks, and arbors. Trelliswork, as used to surround the beds, remained in fashion with slight variations […]


Flowers For U

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There are many times when flowers are the perfect gift. There are specific occasions when flowers add just the right touch. Flowers are also used for decorating at weddings, receptions and parties. Who doesn’t like to receive flowers? Unless you have an allergy, flowers are one of the favorite gifts to give and receive. There […]


Orchids How To Keep Them Alive

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My mother has recently taken up orchid care and, being the curious sort of person that I am, I was interested to learn what makes them ‘special’. What makes them a plant apart from the normal houseplants grown at home and why do they appear to be a challenge to the green-fingered? My mum has […]


Tips On Dealing With Slugs And Snails In The Garden

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One of the most common problems faced by gardeners is the one of slugs and snails. Even experienced gardeners tear their collective hair out at the destruction these creatures can cause. So I thought I would give you a few tried and tested tips, and some others perhaps not so well known, to help you […]


Grow Your Own Organic Vegetable Garden

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Organic systems recognize that our health is directly connected to the health of the food we eat and, ultimately, the health of the soil. Here are some of the main features of organic growing: – Organic growing severely restricts the use of artificial chemical fertilizers and pesticides. – Instead, organic growers rely on developing a […]


History Of Pomegranates Punica Granatum

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Because of the many seeds found in pomegranate fruits, they were regarded as a symbol of fertility by the ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. The Greek writer, Homer, wrote about pomegranates growing at Syracuse, on the island of Sicily. The Bible of the Hebrews records many references to the pomegranate, and the image […]


Garden Gnomes Inspire Cult Following Worldwide

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Garden gnomes have inspired an enthusiastic and devoted cult following, both in the real world and in cyberspace. Perhaps nowhere is the garden gnome’s cult status more apparent than in North Devon, England at The Gnome Reserve and Wildflower Garden. This unique attraction is fun for everyone, with a reserve where garden gnomes can run […]


Flower Cutting And Cultivation Tips

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Iris Varieties good for cutting are magnolias, the luxurious waxy flowers are all beautiful for cutting. M.denudata is one of my favorites, once established you will get a dense covering of natural white super fragrant flowers. Cultivation tips for magnolias, they need shelter from strong winds and like the sun, but can tolerate partial shade, […]


Modern Gardening Equipment

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The types and quality of equipment you use to take care of your plants not only have an effect on your plants’ health, but your own as well. Defective tools could cause damage to your plants, but it is worse if they are so uncomfortable to use that they give you blisters or a bad […]


A Take On Grasses Appreciating The Lowly But Important Garden Element

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When the subject of gardens and landscaping is brought to a conversation, the first things that pop into people’s minds are trees, shrubs, flowers. Rarely do people take notice of something very significant and crucial for the beauty of most landscapes – grasses. Humans step on them, children play on them, dogs roll over them, […]


Care And Repair Of Garden Tools

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Knowing how to properly use and maintain garden tools will increase their life, help prevent personal injury, and increase your gardening enjoyment. For example, properly uncoiling a hose will prevent you from tripping or catching your foot in the coil. The points of an upturned rake can inflict painful and sometimes serious puncture wounds when […]


The Art Of Landscaping Your Garden

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Landscaping is the one gardening endeavor that can consume lots and lots of your time and energy. If you are thinking of tackling it on a grand scale, you will need some major preparation. If you were to consider hiring a professional landscaper, you would most probably find that the costs would be quite horrendous. […]


Gardening Tools Nurturing Your Garden

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However, he or she might collect all the tools they can, but some tools are definitely more useful than the other and which the garden simply cannot do without. Here are a few gardening tools that will make a definitive difference to gardening efforts. Shovels These gardening implements have a round or pointed blade. They […]


Fantastic Outdoor Benches Choose Your Favorite Outdoor Bench To Accent Your Cherished Garden

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Have you ever thought of purchasing a fabulous outdoor bench for your garden or patio? If not, then with their fabulous look, and so many options, you may see outdoor benches in a whole new light. Outdoor benches are quickly gaining in popularity. And outdoor garden benches are only one member of the family of […]


Lawn Care Faq

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Q: How often should I cut my lawn? A: As part of quality lawn care, regular cutting with a mower should be observed and the grass should be cut to an even height. Cutting your lawn once per week should be sufficient. Q: What is the purpose of raking my lawn? A: This is commonly […]


Gifts For The Gardener

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Is there a gardener you need to buy a gift for? Christmas is as great a reason as you can get to buy gifts for that special gardener. You don’t have to look far to find great gifts for gardeners. Every year there seem to be new gadgets coming out and several on-line websites have […]


A Look At Garden Gazebos

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A garden gazebo is the perfect way to accent your garden. Imagine being able to walk along the path between the koi pond and the flowers, the hedges and the willow tree, pausing to rest on a bench inside a gazebo. Its shade will comfort you, and its architecture will add that special geometric touch […]