Through the Garden Gate With a Victorian Exotic: Angel Trumpet

Close your eyes and say “Victorian garden” aloud. Is it a romantic image of rambling roses and sweet-faced pansies you see? Perhaps a potted fern or a tussie mussie brimming with violets? Now, what of pampas grass, castor beans and banana plants? Hmm… I thought...

How to Cat Proof a Garden Fence

It is becoming more common for responsible pet owners to keep their cat indoors to protect them from road accidents or attacks from other cats or dogs. If a cat has never been exposed to the great outdoors, then he may be content to live...

The Importance of Garden Edging

Gardens add beauty to any home. It does not matter if a garden is large or just a pocket garden around the corner, it still provides an aesthetic advantage. A garden adds color to surroundings and brings in fresh air to your home as well....

How to Choose the Best Garden Design

The garden is one of the most beautiful and peaceful parts of a home. It brings us closer to nature, gives us a glimpse and feel of greenery with the comfort of our lawn. You can spend a perfect afternoon in your garden reading a...

Identifying Healthy Plants for Purchase in Your Garden Center

A trip to your local gardening center can be exciting and overwhelming all at once. There are so many beautiful plants, trees, and shrubs from which to choose. Make sure all of the plants you pick out are strong enough to survive in your garden...

The Benefits of Owning Garden Bench Seats

All good homemakers know the dire importance of keeping their house pristine from inside as well as from the outside. They employ all kinds of techniques, and skills to decorate their house so that it makes them proud when guests come to visit. fern silver...

Garden Patio Design – Patio Living

When choosing a location for your outdoor garden patio a little careful planning will be needed to determine the best use of the area you have to work with. Choosing the type and size of planters, layout of walks or paths and lighting or other...

Planting A Fall Vegetable Garden

If you’re like most gardeners, you probably consider August to be the tail end of the growing season. The truth of the matter is that it’s a great time to start your fall garden. nephrolepis obliterata A fall garden can produce excellent vegetables and extend...

Rare And Exotic Garden Perennials For Landscape Planting

The term, ‘perennial plant’, means simply that the plant returns following severe freezes, to grow again the next year. Trees are cold hardy tested perennials by nature, some trees that are evergreens and do not go dormant, but merely slow down during various seasons, and...

Garden Flowers – Annuals Or Perennials?

If you have a green thumb and are considering sprucing up the garden, have you decided what you are going to plant?  Are you looking at a vegetable garden that will provide you fresh produce to eat or are you looking at a more decorative...