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  • Log Cabin Garden: 7 Types of Flowers That Are Easy To Grow

    When it comes to flowers that are easy to grow and ones which will enhance the look of log cabins, the answers are pretty standard. Many people think of marigolds, sunflowers, zinnias, and the likes. While they are not wrong in doing so, they limit themselves to too few options. Many varieties that are out there can shake up the look of your garden, and give you an edge over what is in almost every yard. They are easy to grow and are thus suitable for all gardening levels. What’s more, they are easy to care for and will not give you a hard time. And the icing on the cake is that they are unique. Hardly will you find these flowers in more than one garden per strip. Are you ready? Here are the seven types of flowers to grow: Basket Flower Suppose you have alkaline soils and wish to plant ... (More)
  • How to Grow and Care for Azaleas

    Azaleas are available in a wide array of colors. There are the pink ones, the red varieties, and the plain white ones. Whichever way you go, you are sure to brighten up your yard. You can have them growing in and around wooden sheds for that added aesthetic appeal. The good thing about them is that they are easy to grow and maintain. And as long as you keep up with aftercare practices, they will bloom each year. If you wish to have a lovely yard even in the winter months, go for the evergreen types. Is your interest piqued yet? If yes, continue reading for steps on how to handle these lovely plants: Variety Selection It always helps to have a selection. In this way, you can choose what best works for your yard. With these plants, you have a lot from which you can choose. It is important t... (More)
  • Old Time Garden Tips

    Over time, people have embraced modern farming methods, hoping to make their gardens more productive. Though these methods are great, there are tons of old time garden tips which you can use which won’t cost you much and which will have equally great results. Light Matters We all know that plants require adequate access to water and light if they are to grow at an optimum. In this way, you need to place outdoor plants in locations where they can thrive under at least six hours of sunlight each day, though the duration differs based on the species. For indoor plants, you need to move them to the light for at least three days a week and while doing so, you should rotate them to ensure that every side gets enough light. You can also place them permanently near a south-facing window as you ... (More)
  • How to Plant Boxwood Shrubs in your Garden

    Beginners in gardening should consider planting boxwood shrubs as they require minimal maintenance and are thus a great starter crop. It has a rounded shape and thrives in the southern regions of the USA. You can grow this plant in many other areas with ease too, as long as you do so as per its requirements. Boxwood takes a considerable amount of time to mature and is dense with glossy leaves. It is thus an excellent choice for hedges as well as garden additions. Though this plant will do well with minimal maintenance, it all comes down to taking precautions during the planting stages if you want to enjoy success in its cultivation. Here is how to plant boxwood shrubs in your garden: Indoors vs. Outdoors If you wish to regulate the conditions surrounding your plant to match those in the ... (More)
  • 10 Most Beautiful Yellow Flower Species To Have In Your Garden

    People feel better about themselves and are generally happier when they are around flowers, and consequently they become positive influences on other people’s lives. It is, therefore, a good idea to have beautiful and sweet-smelling flowers in your garden such that you can have a daily dose of feel-good medicine in your backyard, adding years to your soul. Flowers are a great way to lift someone’s spirits, and that’s the reason why people offer them to people when they are sick, bereaved, and when they are going through other hard times. They are also a great way to gift someone celebrating a milestone in their life, such as a graduation. There are tons of meanings associated with flowers, and when you understand the message behind each flower type and color, you have the upper hand... (More)
  • How To Grow Vegetables And Flowers Together

    There has been a lot of change in the way people organize their gardens, and it is therefore not uncommon to see people asking for tips on how to grow vegetables and flowers together. If you are in doubt as to whether this is possible and if you will have a good harvest at the end of the season, rest assured that there will not be any adverse effects. In the past, people opted to have flowers covering the front spaces of the yards for an aesthetic effect, and the veggies would be somewhere towards the back of the yard. But there has been a move from this, seeing as veggies and flowers can grow together, allowing you to move your plants closer to the front than you would in the past. And the interesting thing about this idea is that it is not new. While many people regard it as a very rece... (More)
  • Different Gardening Types

    When most people talk of gardening, it is regarding flower gardens. However, there is much more to gardens than this as you will see in the numerous options that we are about to explore: Vegetable Gardens A common way of gardening is the cultivation of vegetables, which many people do in their backyards. The upside to having a vegetable garden is that it allows you the chance to have fun in the outdoors as you get to experience the bearing of real fruits come the end of the season. For many people gardening is therapeutic and they will jump at the chance to be outside with the birds and the bees. Other than its addition to the aesthetics of the surrounding area, a vegetable garden will provide you with an ideal opportunity to feed your loved ones with the fruits of your labor. Though you ... (More)
  • Garden Leeks: How To Grow And Where To Use Them

    Leeks belong to the same family as garlic and onions, though they boast of milder flavors than the two. When grown under the right conditions, leeks have tender light green and white parts which are all edible, and you can enjoy these vegetables in various ways, including roasting and caramelizing. Before using the leeks in any meal prep, it is crucial that you adequately clean the inner layers which are known to trap dirt particles. Let’s get into garden leeks: how to grow and where to use them: Sautéing Sautéing leeks is one of the easiest ways to bring out their unique flavors. You start by chopping the leeks into thin slices before adding them to a combination of olive oil and butter over medium heat. The leeks should remain in the hot oil for about twenty minutes, giving them en... (More)
  • How To Grow Chickpeas In Your Garden

    People who enjoy plant proteins often lean towards chickpeas, which are enjoyable and versatile in the manner in which you can cook them. They also boast of numerous health benefits with lots of fiber and an ability to balance your appetite. Additionally, they nourish the cells along your intestine walls, thus boosting digestion. Growing these plant proteins is easy, even for the unskilled beginner who is yet to master the more sophisticated ways of tending to crops. They take about 100 days to mature from the date of planting and as long as you make the necessary preparations as to the quality of the soil and you safeguard their shallow roots, you should have a bountiful harvest at the end of the season. It is also essential to take note of how much water you use on the plants as too much... (More)
  • How To Grow Cauliflower

    Growing cauliflower requires a lot of care and some skills if you wish to enjoy healthy produce at the end of the season. If you go about it right, you should have a versatile vegetable which you can enjoy in salads, soups, stews, and other dishes as you wow people with your gardening skills. Here we present is how to grow cauliflower, with tips and tricks that will serve both beginners and experts in gardening: Sowing Considerations Cauliflower grows best in cold climates, and it is thus advisable to plan your planting in periods when the weather is favorable to its growth. If you plan on having the cauliflower indoors, you should work out a way in which you can make the conditions chilly for the plants to thrive. In most cases, you will find that most varieties will require approximatel... (More)

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