Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Vegetables are easy to grow and are very rewarding at harvest time. The most important requirements are sunshine and watering. Other requirements are a loosened soil, some fertilizer, and a little bit of weeding. If you have an area in your yard that gets sunshine most of the day (6-8 hours in summer) then you can […]

The Shaded Garden – Information on Shade Gardening

The Shaded Garden by D.A. Brown A properly planted, shaded garden possesses a charm of its own, with quiet harmonies of color that are so different in character from its sunny counterpart and at the same time it provides a cool refuge a retreat from summer’s glare. But limited sunlight is often viewed with rather mixed feelings by those endeavoring […]

Growing Vegetables in Containers

Growing in Containers Everyone seems to think growing in containers is easier than growing in the ground but it can be even more difficult. In climates with lots of hot summer heat, even large pots can really heat up and the soil can be much warmer than in the ground. Potting soils are designed to drain well but that can […]

Invigorate Your Backyard Pool with These Top Garden Landscape Ideas

Take your creativity to your background pool. It’s a place where you spend time relaxing. So, the place must be designed to exude class and comfort. Don’t just make it an average place. It deserves better. You have invested money in building that pool. Congratulations. It’s time to go creative and inject more life into it. Wondering how? Well, this […]

SNAPDRAGON—2019 ANNUAL FLOWER OF THE YEAR

Each year the National Garden Bureau (ngb.org/year-of) names plants of the year, with the annual flower (lives only one year) for 2019 being snapdragon.   This upright flower is easy to grow, has multiple garden uses, and comes in a multitude of colors.   Although snapdragons are winter-hardy in warmer climates (USDA zones 7 to 10, such as the mid-Atlantic states and […]

Hollyhock – Althaea, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Hollyhock – Althaea A constant, old-fashioned garden favorite! Hollyhocks have been universally admired for hundreds of years They are stately, majestic, towering plants that add beauty wherever they are grown. What other plant has so stately a habit or so many clear, lovely colors a In single plants or in masses against walls or buildings, in groups at the back […]

Helianthus – Perennial Sunflower, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Helianthus – Perennial Sunflower These bold perennials are so diverse in their habits that it is hoped that the reader will not come to them with prejudice ‘ because some of its relatives are coarse and grasping in nature. Some of the sorts are actually dainty. All the sorts are tones of golden yellow and they are usually tall growers. […]

Gaillardia – Blanket Flower, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Gaillardia – Blanket Flower The satisfactory Blanket Flowers deserve a place in all gardens. They are showy, bloom under adverse conditions and are easy of culture. The great improvement in colors which has gone on in recent years is marvelous. There are both annual and perennial species, both of which have become so varied in their form and colors that […]