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Monthly Archives: September 2018

  • How to Plant Clematis

    Clematis are vines that are impossible not to fall in love with. They come in a wide variety of different colors and sizes. There is literally something for everyone. However, they can be a bit difficult to grow if you don’t know what you are getting into. In this article, we will walk you through the steps of how to plant clematis. By the end, you will realize it isn’t as difficult as you think it is. With some patience and time, anyone can grow this gorgeous vine for the full 80 years! How to Plant Clematis: A Guide for Beginners Step 1: Choose Your Variety Clematis vines are all the rage lately. Everyone seems to be growing them and that’s good news for you. That means the garden stores you frequent should have a variety in stock. It also means specialists will know more about th... (More)
  • Beautiful Trees to Plant in Your Garden

    Selecting a beautiful tree to plant can be hard work. There are so many different options, don’t you wish you had a list? Now, you do! Stay with us as we tell you about the 17 gorgeous trees that are worth your money and time. 17 Beautiful Trees to Plant in Your Garden 1.  Saucer Magnolia In zones 4 through 9, you can’t go wrong with the saucer magnolia. Each spring, this ornamental tree blooms with pinkish-purple flowers. The tree actually gets its name from the saucer shaped flowers! 2. Dogwood Dogwoods are beautiful the whole year through. In the fall, the leaves turn red for an attractive foliage display. In the winter, the bare branches are gorgeous in the snow. Finally, the spring brings luscious blooms in white, red, or pink. This tree can survive and thrive in most places. 3.... (More)
  • How to Plant Begonias

    If you want to know how to plant Begonias you have come to the right place! We will teach you the proven method of growing these gorgeous flowers. Also, you will learn how to take care of them after the initial planting stages. How to Plant Begonias: A Step-by-Step Guide Step 1: Choose Your Begonias Begonias come in two varieties: tubers and seeds. We recommend choosing tubers every time. The seed grown flowers tend to pale in comparison, and health, to the tubers. There are over a thousand different species of this plant, so you will have some decisions to make! The flowers themselves vary in size from a foot to a few centimeters. In terms of color, you can find just about every shade under the sun except blue. You can even purchase the upright or cascading varieties. We recommend doing ... (More)
  • Gardening on a Slope: Tips and Tricks

    Do you love to garden? Have you been avoiding it because your backyard is a slope? If you answered yes to both these questions, we are here to help. Today, we will give you the 16 most important tips and tricks to keep in mind when gardening on a slope. 16 Tips and Tricks for Gardening on a Slope #1. Add Terraces A few terraces can add a lot of character as well as a lot of gardening opportunities. On these terraces, you can add quite a few containers or even a whole raised bed. On one of the terraces you should think about putting a wooden shed to make getting to your tools much easier. The sky, and the space you have available, is the only limit! #2. Build a Retaining Wall Retaining walls work very well to separate spaces in a sloping yard. It also allows you the opportunity to plant wh... (More)
  • How to Plant Ginger

    Ginger is an easy-to-grow plant that can be used for a variety of different things. If you can be patient and keep a watering schedule, you will have no problem. From cooking to teas to remedies, this root has been used throughout history for healing and wellness. In this article, we will teach you how to plant ginger and how to take care of it. Both are necessary to grow the healthiest ginger for your purposes. 7 Steps to Grow Ginger Step 1: Decide on the Ginger There are 2 primary ways to grow ginger. The first is by purchasing a live root. You can usually get them online or in a nursery or garden center. The second is to head straight to your grocery store and buy an edible ginger! That is by far the easiest and least expensive. To pick a root, find one that is plump and feels firm to ... (More)
  • How to Plant Basil on Your Windowsill

    There are many reasons to grow basil indoors. It’s protected from the rough elements, you control the light and water completely, and there are no pests to eat your herb! Maybe you live in an apartment, or don’t have any more room in your garden. We are here to help. In this article, you will learn how to plant basil on your windowsill. Not only that, but we will offer you some tips and tricks on how to take care of this delicious edible as well! How to Plant Basil: A Guide Literally anyone can learn how to plant this herb and take care of it. The cost is minimal and it only takes about half a day to complete the project. Afterward, you will have fresh, aromatic, delicious basil! Materials Herb seeds or plants Potting soil or seed-starter kit Containers complete with saucers and drai... (More)
  • Famous Gardens Everyone Needs to See

    Whether you love to garden or just love to look at gardens, you will enjoy this article. There is something for everyone in gardens that have achieved worldwide fame. Here is a compilation of our favorite famous gardens everyone needs to see! Must-See Famous Gardens Dumbarton Oaks If you are in Washington, D.C. to take in the history of politics, you should make time for Dumbarton Oaks. Although not the most appealing name, these gardens are fantastic. Set in an affluent neighborhood, the many gardens of this estate won’t disappoint. There are few things about these grounds that make them stand out on our list. There is a lovely sapphire blue pool surrounded by a Roman-style amphitheater. A cow path named Melisandre’s Allee is unique. The other way is Lover’s Lane, ending in the enc... (More)
  • Raised garden bed soil: Tips and Tricks

    Raised garden bed soil is arguably the most important factor in raising a healthy garden. Without proper soil amendment, you may not even get your favorite plants to grow at all! Don’t know how? Don’t worry! You have come to the right place. Whether you are new to gardening or it is old hat, you can benefit from our list of tips and trick. Without further ado, let’s get started! Tips and Tricks to Healthy Raised Bed Garden Soil #1. Companion Plant If you are new to the concept of companion planting, it is extremely easy. There are certain plants that can be placed in the same garden bed that help each other grow. Some plants have insect-repelling qualities that other plants don’t. This method is a way to avoid having to keep track of what you plant where. One plant provides the nu... (More)

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