What Organic Really Means

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The word “organic” may appear on packages of meat, cartons of milk or eggs, cheese and other single-ingredient foods. Certified organic requires the rejection of synthetic agrochemicals, irradiation and genetically engineered foods or ingredients. Literally, of course, the term is a redundancy: all food is composed of organic chemicals (complex chemicals containing carbon). Any materials […]


Battery Powered Chainsaws

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Battery powered chainsaws are fairly rare in the United States, but if you are interested in a battery powered chainsaw you can find them. It may take some digging to do. There is one brand currently being offered that claims a single chain blade can cut 4,000 pieces of PVC pipe with only a small […]


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. […]


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 […]


The Garden Bench An Invitation

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There is little more welcoming in your garden than some sort of seating that invites your guest to sit down, relax and just enjoy. A simple garden bench or two does exactly that. You can find garden benches just about anywhere in the spring and summer. Your more expensive benches are usually found in garden […]


It S Spring And Time To Garden

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So it’s spring. The snow has melted away and it’s started to rain… a lot. Buds are sprouting on trees and the first signs of green can be seen. You’ve been waiting all year for this moment when you can once again return to your favorite stress reducing hobby: gardening. As it is spring, there […]


About Tree Seeds And Bonsai Seeds Germination Instructions

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About Basic Care of Seeds It is important to maintain the freshness of the seeds in order to facilitate proper germination. This is why we store all of our seeds in a refrigerator dedicated for this purpose. Therefore, in order to preserve their freshness until you are ready to begin the germination process, you can […]


Perfect Cat Houses For The Outside Smoggy

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Whatever the season, Cats need shelter from the elements be it night or day to sleep and to keep warm.I know you may think that outdoor pet houses are traditionally for Dogs, but the Cat owners amongst us are aware that Cats want to come in and out of the house at all hours of […]