Category Archives: Garden Ideas

Awesome Outdoor Kitchen Designs and Ideas

You know, not too long ago the only spaces in your home that you had to worry about designing were those that are inside. But, that’s simply not the case anymore. Even in the coldest climates, homeowners are paying an increasing amount of attention to the design of their outdoor living spaces. Truthfully, it’s for…
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Backyard Gazebo Ideas

A Gazebo somehow conjures up memories of a different time—when moonlit strolls and long conversation on summer evenings were more common. As such, these decorative, functional and often beautiful outdoor structures remain hugely popular, even in an era when "gentleman callers" have transformed into "gentleman texters." Because of their popularity, gazebos are now available for…
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How to Grow Peaches and Nectarines in a Pot

Tips How to Grow Peaches and Nectarines in a Pot If you order a bare root tree (a tree that is sold without soil around it’s roots) from a catalog or from a website, the grower will ship your tree at the right time to plant it in your area. If you want to purchase…
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7 Tips for Using Coffee Grounds in the Garden

If you're like me, that morning cup of coffee is non-negotiable. Over time, that caffeine habit can generate a lot of coffee grounds. Don’t toss those grounds into the trash — using coffee grounds in the garden can help create the garden of your dreams. The benefits of coffee grounds Coffee grounds are a valuable soil amendment,…
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Vegetable Garden – Planning, Designing and Growing

It's that time of year, when freezing temperatures suddenly fade away into our distant memory and we start getting that vegetable garden itch. Let's talk about vegetables - how to grow them and how to design your vegetable garden. Why grow vegetables? I've thought about this question for a long time, and I've come up…
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Everything You Need to Know About Saving Seeds

Save the seeds from some of your favorite garden vegetables to replant next year! Here’s our seed-saving guide for beginners. Generally, you will want to make sure seeds are clean and dry before storing them. Below is a rundown of gathering, treating, and storing the most commonly-saved garden vegetable seeds. REASONS FOR SAVING SEEDS Gardeners tend…
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The Bird of Paradise – African Beauty

The Bird of Paradise is delightfully easy to care for and enjoys warm, balmy days year round. The stunning flowers of this unique plant make it popular in gardens around the globe. The strelitzia reginae (scientific name) is one of the most spectacular flowering plants that can be grown indoors, when the correct conditions are provided.…
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The Best Hydrangeas (Hortensia)

Smooth Hydrangeas are one of the great underused plants of today’s gardens. Common names hydrangea or hortensia. Garden designers use this plant whenever they get the chance, but homeowners have somehow missed out on this gem.  At first glance, the smooth Hydrangea looks very similar to a classic mop head Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) with white…
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Big Garden Ideas – Ornament

Bring your big garden to life. Big garden has great potential. Bird tables and baths, gnomes and other cheeky ornaments give your garden a bit of magical character. Bring a touch of the traditional to your patio with stylish, stone garden ornaments. From stunning statues to tiny trinkets, allow your personality to shine with your garden…
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Sweet William – How to Grow

Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) consists of over 300 species Hedge shears make it easier to deadhead large clumps of sweet William quickly. Versatile sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) looks charming when used in mass plantings, as border plants, or even to brighten up a patio as a container plant. Sweet William is widely grown as an…
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Garden Almanac – August Gardening Tips and Tasks

August is a month of endings and beginnings in the kitchen garden. Yes, there is still a month of vacation time before school starts, but in nature change is about. Summer will begin to fade in many gardens during August giving way to autumn and cool weather. In other regions, as the summer garden comes…
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Fall Vegetable Garden: 15 Best Vegetables to Grow

Fall vegetable gardening will vary greatly across hardiness zones. Gardeners in zones 8 and up, who have waited patiently through the hazy heat of summer, can finally get all sorts of vegetable plants started, including tender tomatoes and eggplant. Gardeners in northern climates will have to content themselves growing vegetables that enjoy the cooler, shorter…
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DIY – Self Watering Tomato Buckets

“You can never have too many tomato plants, but what happens when you run out of room in the garden. Tomatoes are probably the most versatile plant you can grow; They are used in everything from Tomato Sauce to Ketchup,  Espagnole Sauce to Bloody Marys’ (Yum!). Growing tomato plants in 5 gallon buckets is nothing…
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Summer Vegetable Harvest Tips

Summer Vegetable Harvest Tips Pick summer vegetables when they are young and tender—bigger is not tastier. Check crops daily. Whenever possible eat summer vegetables the day you pick them. Here’s a quick guide for picking summer vegetables at the peak of flavor: Green beans. Pick green beans as soon as immature seeds begin to fill…
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Hanging Garden: Fruits and Vegetables in Hanging Baskets

Gardeners who are limited when it comes to space are always experimenting with ways to grow food vertically, and using hanging pots is often one of the very best options. Even if you aren’t worried about space, growing food crops in a hanging container can be a fun way to add more visual interest to…
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Beautiful Rock Garden Ideas

Beautiful Rock Garden Ideas In designing and building a home garden, you need to consider these rock garden ideas. Beautiful garden for home should not be only with neat lawn, greens and flowers. More natural accents should be also invited, such as rock, stones, gravels and even water feature. However, sometimes it is limited to…
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