Gardening Articles

Watering Wands

If you are looking at watering wands the decision on what to buy is often based purely on price. However a quick review of few other factors may well lead you to choose something that is not at the cheap…

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Moss Gardens

Although moss gardens conjure up a little bit of mystery, they have been a feature in landscaping for many years. The idea of section of a garden covered in moss appeals to many gardeners. The question is how to go…

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Low Growing Plants

Low growing plants including low growing shrubs, flowers ground covers and trees all have a place in the garden and play an important part is successful landscape design. In the perennial border the uses of low growing plants is obvious,…

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Dwarf Japanese Maple Trees

If you are looking for a small feature tree then the Dwarf Japanese Maples could be the answer. You will find a range of varieties for sale, including both green ad red foliage colors. These maples are slow growing, some…

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Dwarf Weeping Cherry Trees

Have You Considered A Dwarf Weeping Cherry Tree? One of the best ornamental flowering trees for small and large gardens in the dwarf weeping cherry tree. Masses of blossom on a smaller tree. Dwarf weeping trees of all types are…

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How to grow Plumeria

Growing Plumeria plants or bushes from cuttings is not difficult, and plumeria are widely grown in Florida, California and Texas. These are also an easy care plant in the right climate, and can in fact be grown indoors, or over…

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How to Grow Hippeastrum

What we commonly call Amaryliss may be that or they may be Hippeastrum, one of the most widely hybridised of all bulbs. They grow well outdoors in USDA Zones 8 – 11 and can also be grown in cooler climates…

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Hosta Care

Grown for the lush and colorful foliage, Hostas are a favorite plant for the shade garden. They grow well in containers, and if you can keep the slugs and snails away are a low maintenance plant. Having been in cultivation…

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Japanese Grasses

With Japanese style gardens being popular amongst garden designers it is natural that an interest in ornamental Japanese grass species and varieties is growing in many states. While some species are fairly well know and common in many nurseries, such…

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Growing Long Stem Roses

Florists roses, the ones with the long stems are basically a Hybrid Tea rose, and although hybrid tea roses are readily available at nurseries, they are not necessarily the same varieties that you will buy from the florist. When we…

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Japanese Garden Plants

Plants used for Japanese gardens will vary greatly depending on the style of the garden. Some Japanese style gardens have very few plants. While others have many plants that mimic the variety found in nature. When landscaping, the list of…

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History of roses

The question is often asked, ‘Where do Roses come from’, China is the immediate answer however this is not really true. All roses are decedents of wild roses, or species roses, and all of them are from the northern hemisphere.…

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Roof Gardens

With advances in design, waterproofing and drainage, roof gardens also called ‘green roofs’, are used for many reasons including : A simple space saving idea. A decorative or architectural feature. A means of temperature control and insulation They are actually…

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Money Tree

If you are looking for an easy to grow indoor plant, the ‘Money Tree’ is just one of the best. It thrives in warm moist climates, so this is one plant where overwatering is not a problem. It also grows…

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Shade Loving Plants

With some large deciduous trees that create shade from autumn to fall our garden is a natural habitat for shade plants. A few misconceptions exist about shade loving plants, one is that they do not have colourful flowers. We grow…

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Evergreen Trees

Evergreen trees hold their foliage right through winter and have a few advantages including being great shade trees as well as good screening trees. They can act as a windbreak and can even protect a garden from frosts. so if…

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Silver Foliage Plants

Plants that have silver foliage or silver leaves are valued in the garden for the variation in light and texture that they can add to the garden border . The leaves will vary from silvery green to gray, they add…

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Reliable Fall Flowers

Plants that will reliably flower in Fall are not only popular for weddings, they are a great addition to any garden. A good display of flowers during late in the season prolongs the beauty of and perennial border. With a…

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Spring Flowering Bulbs

For many gardeners, spring bulbs provide a flowering highlight in the garden. Planted in containers, in formal garden beds or allowed to naturalise in the garden or lawn they can be used just about anywhere. They early flowering Galanthus, Acis…

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Fast Growing Trees

Much sought after, fast growing privacy trees can be an excellent option for providing shade of screening. And although Fast Growing Trees may be either evergreen or deciduous, it is usually evergreen species are required. However some of these quick…

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Spring Flowering Trees

When we look for some of the best examples of spring flowering trees, often the very common varieties are put forward. Chanticleer Ornamental Pear (Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’) are a great spring flowering tree, however they are rather large. A few…

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Hot Pepper Spray

Hot pepper sprays are used on plants as a way of deterring deer, rabbits, squirrels and cats. Many different recipes can be found and all should be tested using proper safety equipment and plants selected for testing before use. Remember…

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Ornamental Landscaping Grasses

Although Ornamental Grasses include a number or ‘True Grasses’ from the Poacae family as well sedges and rushes a number or other strap leafed plants are included. Used as feature plants in the border, to help relieve the harsh lines…

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How To Grow Sunflowers

Easy to grow from seed, sunflowers are not only attractive with large colorful flowers. They are fast growing, hardy in the heat of summer and with careful planting can offer shade to other plants, especially newly planted ones. These are…

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Landscaping Trees

Landscaping Trees are used widely in gardens and parks and serve a number of purposes. Trees used for landscape design may be selected for the shade they provide, for the flowering attributes, for fall colour for general shape and form…

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Tillandsia – The Air Plants

Members of the Bromeliad family Tillandsias are a fascinating group of plants commonly called ‘Air plants’. And although they do grow ‘ in the air’ they do not actually live on air alone. These plants have a sophisticated system that…

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Patio Water Features

Stainless Steel Patio Water Feature

A water feature on a patio is a great idea, water brings a feeling of calmness and peace and can act as a focal feature. Water features for patios can be simple plug in features complete with pump, water wall,…

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Gardening Tools

Every gardener will have a favourite set of gardening tools, sometimes its to do with practicality, and sometimes its due to ‘what was cheap at the time. However each garden actually dictates a little as to what is essential. In…

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Hedge Plants

Selecting the best plants for a hedge is going to depend on the climate, the soil and the aspect. And of course the type of hedge you want. Formal or Informal. Evergreen or Deciduous. Flowering or not. Tall growing or…

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