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10 Tips for Successful Rose Planting
Planting roses isn't actually complicated, as long as you have some good advice and tips to start with... 1. Check with your local gardening center or florist for the best type of roses to grow in you climate. If you are a novice, you should look [...]

5 Pieces of Equipment Gardeners Can’t Live Without
Gardening is fun and rewarding and may be considered a hobby, talent or both and sometimes it’s just luck. Gardening is not as easy as it looks and involves dedication, time and consistency and many trials and errors. There are many aspects to maint [...]

6 Indoor Plants That Love The Dark: A Tip From The Garden Center Nursery
It was a long search that took me more than ten years. But finally I found it - the indoor house plant that will brighten up the end of a corridor 5 meters from my front door. The Aspidistra, commonly known as the Cast Iron plant, has graced the draw [...]

Adding Climbing Roses to Your Landscape
What is more beautiful than seeing a home or building with an arch of climbing roses in the landscaping? Climbing roses are one of many plants that branch out and intertwine themselves among arches, trellises, or even buildings and railings. They can [...]

Beware of Toxic Mulch
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Can your sundial really tell the time?
"I am a sundial, and I make a botch Of what is done far better by a watch" So wrote Hilaire Belloc, but is this really fair? Sundials are the earliest known form of time-keeping having been used for some five thousand years. The Greek historian He [...]

Choosing a Hydroponic Grow Light
HID light bulbs setups have made the pipe dream of year-around horticulture a possibility for tens of thousands of indoor growers and industrial nursery gardeners everywhere. Thanks to their amazing production (up to ten times more lm per w than inca [...]

Constructing Garden Steps
Steps present as ideal an opportunity for beautifying the outdoors as any other item on your landscaping agenda. Materials which can be used vary from round-cut logs to concrete, brick or stone. Standard step dimensions for outdoors should be the s [...]

Control Flea Beetles Organically
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Control Snakes in the Garden
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Creating a mood with scents
Have you ever noticed how the warm scent of a candle wafting through the air can be uplifting, energizing, or make you cozy? Or maybe there's a certain body spray, soap, or perfume that just keeps you going through the day. Did you wonder why maybe t [...]

Do You Need Annuals or Perennials for your Garden
Do I Need Annual or Perennial Plants? The crocus delights us in early spring as it dares to peek through the snow and lift its face to the sun. Soon after follow tulips, narcissus, iris, lilacs… all perennials that welcome spring with vibrant colo [...]

Earthworm Friends in the Garden
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Easy Steps to Composting
It is becoming more and more obvious these days that we need to recycle as much as we can, and anyone with a garden has a head start and can make a great contribution. To many novice gardeners, including myself, this subject can be somewhat difficul [...]

Everyone Needs A Spaghetti Garden
One of the delightful pleasures of life are herbs. Besides adding beauty to your garden they make foods taste better and provide a pleasant scent to the air we breathe. In George Washington days everyone had a herb garden that they used for culinary, [...]

Fertilizing to Create More Blossoms on Your Flowers, Flowering Shrubs and Trees
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Flax Seed will add a little extra flavor to your recipes.
Flax seed will add a pleasant nutty taste to any recipe. The attractive, round reddish-brown seeds of flax add flavor, extra texture and good nutrition to your breads, cakes, muffins, and other baked goods. That’s why flax has been used for many yea [...]

Foxtail Grass Dangerous to Dogs
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Garden Delights For Midsummer
We have once again reached the wonderful magical time of midsummer, when the garden is aglow with sensational blooms and a fantastic array of colors. Many of these wonderful blooms fill the air with their tantalising perfume. I often pause for a [...]

Garden Supplies are the Gardener's Paint and Brush
So you have finally decided to have your own garden. That is a very good decision. Having a garden is one of the joys in life that everyone on planet earth can practically accomplish. Seeing your plants grow, as you care for them, can be both gratify [...]

Gardening - Natural Science NOT rocket science..
Don't force yourself out of the most profitable hobby in the universe because you think it's too hard to learn ...It isn't! Gardening is fast becoming the world's number one hobby, and with all the latest 'alternative' information we have to hand, g [...]

Gardening tips.
Gardens come in different varieties like the plants you find in them. There are several gardening tips that can be used for all type of gardens. 1.Mulching protects your garden topsoil from being blown away. It also provides nutrients as it decompo [...]

Gardening-An Expression
Give the same plants to several people, you will see several arrangements. Each one distinct and different, yet, using the same plants. This is the ultimate reward of gardening- a means to express, to create with the help and inspiration from the [...]

Gardenscape On A Shoestring
Many of us flip through garden magazines, all the while thinking that it takes years, a professional, or tons of money to landscape the gardens featured in the glossy pictures. This isn’t necessarily true. You can design a breathtaking garden and be [...]

Germinating Seeds Hydroponically
has several advantages over using soil. Many common diseases can be avoided because the hydroponic medium is clean while soil may contain fungus or insects that can harm vulnerable seedlings. Root rot can also be avoided by using a good hydroponic gr [...]

Getting Rid of Standing Water in Your Yard
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Give the Gardening Gift This Season
(ARA) - Trying to think of the perfect holiday gift for that special someone on your list? Gardening and lawn care accessories make great gift ideas for the holidays, and in the spirit of the season, here are 12 gardening gift ideas to get you starte [...]

Greenhouse Calamities – Thoughts from a Novice Gardener
Greenhouses are a great addition to anyone’s garden. They come in all different sizes and you can nestle them right where you want them and with smaller versions of greenhouses you can move them quite easily. That said, as great as they look and of [...]

Greenhouse Gardening as a Hobby
For people who would like to do more gardening but live in a short growing season area, a hobby greenhouse is the answer. A hobby greenhouse is not large enough to produce vegetables or flowers on a commercial basis. It will, however, give you a plac [...]

Greenhouse purchaseing Guide - Basics Of Choosing A Greenhouse
When choosing a new greenhouse for your garden there are several things to bear in mind if you are going to get the most from your choice. A wrong decision can prove costly in the long run so be sure you know exactly what you need before you purchase [...]

Growing and Caring for Rhododendrons and Azaleas
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How A Simple Indiana Farm Boy With NO Green Thumb Learned How To Create His Own Beautiful Garden In Less Than 7 days…
Transformed From An Indiana Farm Boy With NO Green Thumbs Into A Knowledgeable “Backyard Gardener” In Less Than 7 Days Hi there! Are you a gardening disaster, unable to keep even the most vicious of WEEDS growing? Do you have two “left” thumbs [...]

How To Attract Hummingbirds
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How to Coax Fresh Vegetables From the Garden All Winter Long
Autumn typically signals the end of home grown vegetables from the garden, but with a little ingenuity you can harvest garden fresh produce well into the winter months. My Central Pennsylvania garden continues to supply fresh vegetables during the fa [...]

How to control Ants Without Poison
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How to Control Deer in Your Garden
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How to Control Poison Ivy
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How to Create Paved Areas and Water Features
Planning your driveway and walkways so that they take up a minimum amount of room yet still provide a strong enough surface for the traffic they will bear, calls for careful thinking. The well-designed house and grounds have the garage close to the [...]

How to Grow Cooking Herbs
Grow your own cooking herbs to add fresh zest and flavor to your menus year-round! Is It a Cooking Herb or a Spice? The first thing to know in selecting which herbs to grow is the difference between cooking (culinary) herbs and spices. The cinn [...]

How to Keep your Brick Patio Weed Free
Brick Patio Weed Control In researching this article, I found one instance where a homeowner was so incensed by the weeds in her patio that she set fire to them with a blowtorch! Luckily, several items provide better service as a weeding tool and [...]

How To Keep Your Tools Useful For Every Season
You don’t want to keep your useless tools in your storage right? You will only fill up the room with broken tools, so you feel you want to throw everything out. Wow, that’s really a good way to throw out money. Try not throwing out your tools fro [...]

How to make candles
Making homemade candles can be a fun hobby, whether making them as gifts or for yourself to enjoy. Candle making usually requires some experimentation, but when you discover how to make those perfect candles, it’s well worth the effort. There are [...]

How To Make Money With Garage Sales
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How to Make Your Own Rooting Hormone
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How To Prevent Damping Off
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Lawn care Tips - Six Easy Steps to a Great Lawn
What type of lawn care works best for you depends on the time and money you decide to put into your lawn. If your lawn is your hobby, you can spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of time on it. On the other side of the fence, if what yo [...]

Mole Traps: Can you use them?
Mole control is one of the most complicated problems that can face a gardening enthusiast. It is not from lack of information. Plenty of information is available. University research and white papers, government brochures, and plenty of expert o [...]

Mulch Your Spring Flower Bulbs in the Fall for a Beautiful Spring Display
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Organizing Your Garage
When the sun is baking your car and the interior is scalding hot, or when it's covered with eight inches of snow, don't you wish you had room in that garage? It seems that everything that isn't used on a regular basis in the house generally makes i [...]

Plant Growth in Hydroponic Systems
Indoor growing permits the gardener to entirely master the growing conditions. All of the nutrients your plants call for to grow must be provided by your indoor hydroponic arrangement. Lighting, heat, oxygen, carbon dioxide, pH, and plant food should [...]

Planting Roses - Tips You Need To Know
The art of planting roses doesn't have to be a complicated thing to do. When you have the right knowledge there is no limit to how beautiful a garden or rosebush that you can create. In this guide, you will not only have all of the right skills at yo [...]

Pruning Roses Secrets
Pruning your roses is one of the most needed and the most annoyingly difficult tasks that goes with proper rose care. It takes a steady hand the proper procedure to ensure the best possible roses that you can get. Pruning your roses is basically th [...]

Pruning Weeping Cherry Trees and Other Grafted and Budded Plants
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Renew thyself daily, with candles! - A candle review
One of my favorite quotes is a quote of a quote in Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, a writing he found on the bathtub of King Tchingthang, which Thoreau describes, " ‘Renew thyself completely each day; do it again, and again, and for [...]

Rid Your Garden of Slugs
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are a Garden Bonus
The reward of gardening is enjoying the fruits and vegetables of your labor. You may be overlooking a delicious and nutritious crop that right under your hoe - roast pumpkin seeds. Pumpkins have been a popular part of vegetable gardens for centurie [...]

Simplicity with your home wall decor
I can still picture my roommate as she lay stretched out on the floor, rummaging through a pile of Martha Stewart magazines. It was our mutual friend’s birthday and we preferred to deliver our own personalized birthday gifts. My roommate sat on the [...]

Soil PH and Its Effect on Your Garden
As you may have observed from your gardening experiences plants can be fussy things. The right location, amount of sunlight and 101 other factors influence your plant's growing ability. One factor which is very beneficial in understanding before putt [...]

Spice up your Garden with Rare Flowering Bulbs
Any experienced gardener knows the secret to a beautiful garden is in the bulbs. Flowering bulbs are usually quite hardy and undemanding and can provide the most amazing shower of spring and summertime colors. Bulbs naturally package all the essentia [...]

Start Your Plants From Seeds
Propagating your own plants from seeds is much more rewarding and less expensive than purchaseing seedlings from the garden supply shop. One of the first things you will need is a box or tray approximately 3 to 4 inches deep, 12 to 14 inches wide, [...]

Steps to Planting a Tree Correctly.
In planting trees, their mature height and spread must be considered before a selection is made. Tempting as are the nursery catalogues, it is necessary to choose carefully, especially on the average lot, because crowding spoils the growth and appe [...]

Storing Garden Equipment and Tools
Storage of garden tools in a precise fashion helps keep them in good working order, and saves you time in locating them. A tool house 3x6 feet can take care of a great deal of equipment. Because tools are usually kept in unlighted places, and often [...]

Succulent Spoon Jade CRASSULA PORTULACEA: Drought Tolerant Plants for Dry Gardens or Blooming Houseplants
Succulents are great choices for dry gardens. These plants are easy to grow in hot dry areas and also make great houseplants. Their care is similar to cactus (without the thorns). One of my favorite succulents is named Crassula Portulacea, commonly c [...]

Summer Lawn Care Tips
Summer is just around the corner, and your lawn could probably use a little maintenance before the summer season of backyard BBQs and swimming in the pool. So what are you doing now to get your lawn ready? Lawn care is often feared as a difficult and [...]

The 3 Types Of Roses
There are several rose classification schemes used throughout the world. But the most popular system is that proposed by The American Rose Society (in cooperation with the World Federation of Roses). While the other systems are still in use, the majo [...]

The Basics of Garden Fences
Fences are either open, to use as a trellis for roses or other plants, or they are closed to serve as a wind, sun or privacy screen. The materials will depend largely upon the use to which the fence is to be put. The most popular, and probably the [...]

The Beauty of Hybrid Tea Roses
Hybrid tea roses and the original tea rose are the world’s favourite roses and are available in many gorgeous colors. Hybrid tea roses are among the most beautiful flowers in the world. They are the florist's rose. The blossoms are fantastic and [...]

The history of the gnome.
Copyright Jan Money 2005 Greeted by a garden gnome people often grimace in horror and mutter some displeasure while thinking how anyone could anyone have one of those in their back garden. But we’re also told ( from people in the know) that there [...]

The Importance of Garden Decor
The Quest for Significance People are looking for ways to add significance, peace of mind, a quality experience, and to escape from the “rat-race” in their lives. Stated differently, people want to add depth and meaning to their lives. One way to [...]

Tips on Caring for and Feeding Garden Trees
When trees grow naturally in the forest, the leaves fall around them, decay and form a good soil. The leaves also preserve moisture in the soil. On a lawn, however, the tree must compete with the grass for moisture and nutrients, and the leaves are [...]

Tips on Growing Lettuce
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Training Beautiful Flowering Shrubs into Unique Ornamental Trees
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Transplanting Tips
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Tree Pruning Tips
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Tulip Bulbs - Fall is the Time to Prepare the Perfect Spring Flower Garden
When the air begins to get cooler, and the leaves start to fall from the trees, most people immediately think of storing the gardening supplies for the winter and getting ready to bundle up. But Wait! Before packing away your gardening equipment, don [...]

Use Ladders Safely
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Using candles in feng shui decorating
The basic belief behind Feng Shui is that there are five elements, some combinations of which create a productive cycle, and some a destructive cycle. When one of these five elements – water, wood, fire, earth, and metal, respectively for the produc [...]

Using Retaining Walls in Your Garden
Beautifying your garden by the construction of a retaining wall, behind which is a lawn or expanse of flowers, is not a difficult task. But, like all garden problems, it requires a certain amount of effort and care. The retaining wall must be stron [...]

Want a garden, but don’t have enough dirt or space? Hydroponics gardening is the answer!
Hydroponics gardening is the perfect solution for anybody who wants a garden, but does not have enough space or dirt. Hydroponics gardening is, simply put, a method of growing plants using a nutrient solution instead of dirt. With hydroponics gardeni [...]

Weed Control Facts - Winning the Battle of the Weeds
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Weed Dangerous to Hummingbirds
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What is Compost Tea?
Organic gardeners all know compost is fantastic stuff. But now, there's something even better and that's compost tea. If you start with a good compost you'll have a versatile elixir for all your garden needs. Compost tea helps prevent foliage dise [...]

What is the Right Plant and Where Do I Put It?
Know if your plants are disease-susceptible. Your choice of plants used in your garden is as important as the soil that you put those plants in. Select plants that are disease resistant and they will be much more easy to maintain and will give you th [...]

Winterizing Tips for your Lawn and Garden
Your outdoor plants have worked hard for you all summer, making your yard a place you’re proud to call home. Properly winterizing your lawn and garden is an important step toward healthy soil, lush grass, and happy plants next year. Remember to take [...]

Your Plants and Your Wallet will Love Rainwater
(ARA) - Avid gardeners spend a good part of the winter planning what they will plant in the spring. Even casual gardeners invest plenty of time and money in their plants. Regular watering is one key to a successful garden. So what’s a gardener to do [...]

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