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postheadericon How to Create a Garden in the City

How to Create a Garden in the City

Fresh vegetables and herbs add fantastic flavor to every meal. You can eat fresh food without having a large country garden. You can create a garden in the city by using these simple tips. 1 Use flower pots. If you have a patio, balcony, or large window ledge you can use flower pots to grow your favorite veggies and herbs. Place an herb pot directly outside of your kitchen window and cut cilantro or basil while making dinner. 2 Build raised beds using pavers. All you need is a small…

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How to Create a Garden for Kids

Creating a garden for kids means providing a place that is fun and safe for children to play and learn. You don’t have to design a new garden, but rather, take advantage of the features that already exist. The garden you create is dependent on the limits of your space, but know that any space can be made fun with some creativity. Consider the following list for ideas on how to create a garden for kids. 1 Have an area that allows for children to run around. If you have…

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How to Create a Dream Garden

Planting a dream garden can be challenging, but rewarding. Read on to find out how you can reap the benefits from growing flowers to harvesting your own food. 1 Decide what the purpose of your garden will be. Are you going to plant vegetables to eat, or will you plant flowers? Maybe you want to plant both. Make sure that you have this in order before you start anything. 2 Think about where your garden will be. Now that you know what you want to plant, you need to decide…

postheadericon How to Create a Fairy Garden

How to Create a Fairy Garden

Three Methods:Creating Your Fairy GardenAdding Other Touches for the FairiesCreating a Fairy Garden in a PotCommunity Q&A Nothing is quite so magical as the thought that fairies may be making their home in your garden. By planting flowers and adding fairy homes to your garden, you are sure to create a garden that is a place of wonder. Follow these steps to create your own, beautiful fairy garden. Method 1 Creating Your Fairy Garden 1 Pick a location. If you already have a garden, decide whether or not you would…

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How to Create a Dish Garden

Dish gardens are little miniature gardens, similar to bonsai, however they usually include miniature scenes as well as small plants. Read on to learn how to create your own dish garden. 1 Fill the dish with a half inch layer of sand or small brick pieces. 2 Add a layer of pot mixture or moss. 3 Plant the dwarf plants. 4 Place the dolls, pebbles and moss sticks. They are used to create a miniature swing in the picture above. 5 Water sparsely. 6 Finished.

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How to Create a Fantasy Garden

Sometimes the real world just isn’t enough, sometimes you just want to escape and enter a world of mythical creatures and unreal-ism. Creating your very own fantasy garden should get you halfway there! 1 Colour: In the fantasy world you will notice a never ending vast range of colours. Do you notice how most fantasy worlds have a wide variety of colour and light? Take Avatar for example, they use a variety of purples, blues, greens and silver to create one of the most beautiful fantasy scenes on camera. Fantasy…

postheadericon How to Create a Dinosaur Theme Garden

How to Create a Dinosaur Theme Garden

There is nothing quite like the joy of doing a fun yard project that will delight the neighborhood kids, but it does have its drawbacks, such as the parents getting the children to go home, or having to pull them away from your fence. Nevertheless, it is neat watching them admire your version of a small Jurassic Park. 1 Get some dinosaur toys. Look for several different kinds of inexpensive dinosaurs that can be purchased straight from the toy sections of any retail store or dollar store. Select models that…

postheadericon How to Create a Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden

How to Create a Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden

You can easily attract both butterflies and hummingbirds to your property since both species enjoy similar habitats. A little forethought and preparation will allow you many seasons where you can sit and watch the colorful birds and insects travel throughout your garden. The best ways to get them to come to your garden is to feed them things they like to eat and create an environment where they feel safe. 1 Choose plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Since the nectar from flowers is their primary source of food, select…

postheadericon How to Create a Box Garden

How to Create a Box Garden

Four Methods:6 Months Before Outside Planting Time6 to 8 weeks Before Outside Planting Time2 Weeks Before Outside Planting TimeOutside Planting DayCommunity Q&A A box garden is a garden that has all of the plants growing in containers. A box garden is sometimes used by people with mobility issues who can not bend over and kneel as you must in a traditional garden. The boxes, or containers, can be elevated, making them easy to reach even from a wheelchair. The containers can be set out anywhere they can receive the proper…

postheadericon How to Create a Bee Friendly Garden

How to Create a Bee Friendly Garden

Three Methods:Selecting Bee Friendly PlantsAvoiding PesticidesProviding HabitatCommunity Q&A Bees pollinate plants while searching for food, which plays an important role in worldwide food production. Bee populations are declining because of Colony Collapse Disorder and habitat destruction, which concerns agriculturalists. You can help support the bee population by creating a bee friendly garden, filled with plants that attract bees and places for them to build nests. Method 1 Selecting Bee Friendly Plants 1 Grow the types of flowers that draw bees. Plant them in full sunshine and in clustered groups so…