Category: Gardening Tips

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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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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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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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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Ladybugs, Ladybugs, Come to My Garden

Ladybugs, also called lady beetles or ladybirds, can be a gardener’s best friend. The ladybug’s bright coloring brings welcomed cheer to the garden, as well as helping with pest control. Since medieval times, ladybugs have been valued by farmers all over the world. Many believe that the ladybug was divinely sent to free crops of …

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Creating a Container Salad Garden

Many salad crops are suitable for growing in outdoor planters and if you are new to home-grown produce they are an easy and fairly maintenance vegetable group to start with. Like any home-grown produce, salad crops have a unique taste all of their own (once you have tasted your own lettuce you will never go …

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Growing Mint: How to Handle Mint Rust Disease

Mint is a strong resilient plant that is quite able to look after itself providing you don’t over-water it. However, if you are growing mint regularly the chances are that at some stage your mint will be affected by the mint rust fungus. You’ll be able to recognize the mint rust fungus (called Puccinia menthae by the …

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Mail Order Plants: What Are You Really Getting?

This is the danger of ordering plants from a catalog: You can’t see what you’re ordering! Does this mean you shouldn’t even consider it? Some would say you should only purchase plants from your local nursery or garden center. But what if you don’t have one? Or what if you can’t get the plants you …

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Simple Ways to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden

A lot of people think that hanging out a quick hummingbird feeder is enough to encourage hummers into their gardens. While hummingbirds will stop by and eat from these feeders, they tend to quickly move on to more welcoming gardens. Creating an ideal garden for hummingbirds offers more than just food. They offer all of …

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Attracting Hummingbirds Using Colorful Perennials

Are you wondering how to attract hummingbirds naturally? Maybe you have thought about what type of plants or shrubs you like to occupy that part of your yard that will help prime your hummingbird feeder. Here are some plant and shrub ideas that you may want to consider when attracting hummingbirds to your neck of …

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