Category: Gardening

Herbs for Tea Making

Growing Herbs Herbs for tea making are as easy to grow as other herbs as the end use is different but the growing conditions are the same, good soil, warmth, light and moisture. For beginners, you only need to start off with a few plants of mint, a patch of chamomile and 4-6 lemon balm …

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Container Vegetable Gardening: 5 Easy Essentials For Great Veggies With Great Flavor

Container vegetable gardening is so simple. You can easily grow a whole salad right on your deck or patio! Try lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, radishes… you can even grow Chinese cabbage. Think how nice it would feel to walk out your kitchen door and harvest everything you need for tonight’s supper. And container …

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4 Simple Steps to Planting Tomatoes Outside

Planting tomatoes in your garden, in pots or containers is pretty easy as long as you take a few basic steps into consideration. Whether you have started your tomato seeds from scratch or you’ve gone to your local garden center and purchased tomato plants, you are more than likely wondering when is the best time …

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How to Grow a Year-Round Italian Herb Garden

Italian cuisine is among the most celebrated around the world, and one of the secrets to Italian cooking is the use of fresh herbs. That’s right – you can be a great Italian chef if you have these fresh herbs handy anytime, and what else is easier if you have your very own Italian herb …

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3 Easy Steps to a Delightful Bird Seed Garden

Wild bird habitats have been shrinking rapidly, but it’s easy to help restore some of that essential area right in your own backyard. So let’s get started! 1. Make a Plan Decide on the size and shape of the area you will be planting. For a backdrop and built-in bird gathering area, a section or two …

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5 Ways to Teach Kids to be Environmentally Friendly

Have you ever thought about what you can do to be more green? A great way to start is by teaching your kids about foods and gardens to help them build a deeper appreciation for the environment. 1) Teach your kids about seeds and where they come from. A good starting place is putting a bean …

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Spa in the Garden: Growing Fragrant Plants

The use of aromatic herbs and plants for medicinal purpose dates back to the early Egyptian era. Romans and Greeks also constructed aromatic gardens in the early years for their timeless beauty and fragrance. Aromatherapy is quite effective and popular to date and people do not mind spending money for the therapeutic effects of fragrant …

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The Amazing Camellia Japonica And Camellia Sasanqua Flowers

Camellia History in America Japanese Camellia, Camellia japonica. American gardeners in the South know and love the Camellia japonica, a landscape shrub, bush, or tree that can grow 20 feet tall. The Camellia japonica became an important garden landscape plant in the World War II war years in the 1940’s when Dr. Tom Brightwell collected …

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Attracting Friendly Chickadees

Chickadees are one of the easiest birds to attract to your garden and to hand feed. Entice them to come close by holding out your outstretched hand with some chopped up peanuts or walnuts in your palm. Or attract them to your bird feeders with peanut kernels, black oil or gray striped sunflower seeds, or …

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Colorful Plants for the May Garden

Summer is finally on its way and the garden is beginning to burst with color. Here are just a few of the plants you might like to choose to make your garden really stand out this month. Aquilegia or ‘Grannies Bonnet’ is a very common cottage garden plant that some people even consider a weed. …

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