This article is sponsored by Fence Company Little Rock Arkansas. Container gardens are a good option for those who want to have a flower garden, but do not have the space for a flower bed. Container gardens are also good for those who may have the room for a regular flower bed, but want some flowers […]
Not a lot of people try planting vegetable gardens these days, especially not in the city. What with the busy lifestyle, constrained spaces, and pollution, it seems inconceivable that a vegetable garden would survive. The fact is, you can actually grow them even if you are smack in the middle of a busy city. It’s only important that you get the basics of planting vegetable gardens right.
Planting a backyard garden can be a fun and rewarding experience if you approach the planning and preparations aspect of gardening in the right way – but a lack of planning and preparation can cause your hard work in the hot summer months to yield mediocre results (if any) at the end of the growing […]
Notice the lowly earthworm, squirming away, going about its everyday business. Simple creatures you may think but they have quite a important use in the garden. Did you know the earthworms are nature’s first gardeners? They don’t exist just for kids to eat and fishermen to use as bait 🙂 Some Basic Earthworm Facts Earthworms […]
From the Atlantic seaboard to the Rio Grande, January is the time to now complete the planting of evergreens, shrubs, roses and trees. Often azaleas and camellias are not planted until they are in bloom, but these too profit from early planting, establishing themselves quickly and starting growth early the first year.
Some kinds of seeds must be sown soon after ripening or they will not grow. Others retain their life (viability) from one year to another depending on the conditions under which they are stored. A test for germination can easily be made before planting time by cutting a circle of flannel or paper towel to fit the bottom of a plate.
Use of containers to grow plants is the perfect key for gardeners who have limited space. Even gardeners with an abundant garden appreciate use of pots to grow plants due to the flexibility this offers. The deck or patio may be brightened using colorful flowers; one may grow vegetables or create a garden at the rooftop. Pots can be moved around to ensure they capture sunlight, but should be moved to areas with some shade once it is too hot. For people living near wildlife, growing plants in containers and enclosing them in the deck is the only option due to the wildlife inhabitation.