Category Archives: Growing

SPRUCE UP YOUR GARDEN WITH CLIMBING VINES

CLIMBING VINES
CLIMBING VINES

Gardeners are always looking for new plants to add to the scenery! No matter how many beds you have planted, there’s always room for one more. Maybe you’re tired of that bed of marigolds you plant next to the kitchen every year. The rose bushes in front of the porch are lovely, but you want to build on the look. Sooner or later, the garden appears to be full. That’s when you can use climbing vines to grow upwards, adding a lush, flourishing dimension to your garden. Here are some ideas on how to use climbing vines to add beauty, drama and functionality to your present garden plan.

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How to Grow Wildflowers

wildflowersFirst of all, you’ve got to understand what kind of a neighborhood wildflowers like to live in. They tend to prefer wide open spaces with at least 8 hours of sunshine each day. It’s true, they are sun worshipers. They also like the soil to be rich in nutrients, and well drained. They don’t like hard packed soil, and they don’t like to get their sneakers wet, only for short periods of time.

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Garden Tips for Planting Super-Sweet Grape Tomatoes

grape tomatoes
Garden Tips for Planting Super-Sweet Grape Tomatoes

Spring time comes and with it comes the time to plant your garden. Garden tips range from the type of soil to plant in to ways to water your plants in order to get a full yield. However, when planting grape tomato seeds, the main garden tip is to plant them in a container inside. This will help keep them warm and give them a safe growing environment.

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How To Grow African Violets

How To Grow African Violets
How To Grow African Violets

NATURAL LIGHT: Adequate light is the most important factor in promoting flowering. Place plants near any window that has bright, but filtered, light. An east window is best because it gets morning sun. A thin curtain will be necessary if placing plants in a south or west window. In order to develop a nice symmetrical form, plants must be turned 1/4 turn every week.

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How To Keep Your Plants In Bloom With Dead-Heading

How To Keep Your Plants In Bloom With Dead-Heading
How To Keep Your Plants In Bloom With Dead-Heading

“Off with her head” the queen shouted at Alice in the Lewis Carroll story “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. Now I’m not sure if Lewis had an interest in gardening but he could well have been giving us some horticultural instruction which will give us a longer flowering season. There is a technique known as dead-heading, it is a simple task which takes a few minutes however adds days and sometimes weeks to your flowering display.

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