Archive for the ‘Special gardens’ Category

postheadericon Rehydrating potted plants: watering an overly dry container plant

Rehydrating potted plants: watering an overly dry container plant

Image by Freerick_k By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Most healthy container plants can tolerate short periods without water, but if your plant has been badly neglected, you may need to implement emergency measures to return the plant to health. This article will help you with fixing a dry container plant. Can I Save My Overly Dry Container Plant? Leaf wilt is a sign of stress and the first indication that a potted plant is too dry. At this point, regular watering may restore the plant. Advertisement…

postheadericon Buddhist garden ideas: tips for creating a buddhist garden

Buddhist garden ideas: tips for creating a buddhist garden

Image by Chris de Luca By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener What is a Buddhist garden? A Buddhist garden may display Buddhist images and art, but more importantly, it can be any simple, uncluttered garden that reflects Buddhist principles of peace, serenity, goodness and respect for all living things. Buddhist Garden Elements Choose Buddhist garden elements carefully; a simple, uncluttered garden promotes a feeling of calm. Advertisement Statues Statues of Buddha should be raised above the ground to display proper respect. Often, statues are placed on a…

postheadericon How to design a potager garden

How to design a potager garden

Image by Irene Kightley By Heather Rhoades Over the past few years potager gardens have become extremely popular in the garden design world. Many people wonder how to design a potager garden for their home. Designing a potager garden is easy if you just know a few things about them. What are Potager Gardens? Potager gardens combine the utilitarian nature of the English kitchen garden with the style and grace of French fashion. It is basically an ornamental vegetable garden. Plants are chosen for both their edible and ornamental natures…

postheadericon Plants for sunrooms: enjoying sunroom plants year round

Plants for sunrooms: enjoying sunroom plants year round

Image by Sean Mason By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener A great way to enjoy some of your favorite plants year round is by implementing a sunroom for all seasons. There are many plants for sunrooms that can provide stunning interest. Let’s find out about some of the best plants to grow in a sunroom. Sunroom for All Seasons A sunroom is a glorious place to enjoy your morning cup of coffee, watch the birds or grow a wide variety of plants. Sunroom plants are a welcome addition to any sunroom,…

postheadericon Poolside plant info: tips for planting around pools

Poolside plant info: tips for planting around pools

Image by Ekaterina_Lin By Bonnie L. Grant If you are lucky enough to live where an outdoor pool is a way of life, you are aware of the messes some adjacent plants can make. Poolside gardens create clogged filters that become part of your way of life and straining out plant material becomes a chore. There are plenty of plants that are low on the mess scale that are suitable for planting poolside. What are some poolside plants? Read on for a few no-fuss suggestions. Planting Around Pools Planting around…

postheadericon Community garden fundraising ideas: developing community garden grant proposals

Community garden fundraising ideas: developing community garden grant proposals

Image by tuk69tuk By Liz Baessler Community gardens are fantastic resources. They provide green spaces in urban environments, give gardeners without land of their own a place to work, and foster a real sense of community. If you don’t have one in your neighborhood, you may want to consider starting one of your own. You need to keep in mind, of course, that community gardens take a decent amount of money to get off the ground, and you’ll probably need financial help in the beginning. Keep reading to learn more…

postheadericon Wind resistant plants for your windy garden

Wind resistant plants for your windy garden

Image by Amanda Slater By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) How does wind affect plants? Wind is air in motion, and strong winds can cause plants to sway excessively, pulling and tugging on their roots. This continual movement interferes with the roots’ ability to remain grounded within the soil, which reduces the plant’s ability to absorb water, leading to severe water stress and even death. Let’s take a look at how does wind affect plant size, plant wind protection for your garden and plants that do well in…

postheadericon Learn to plant a basic english cottage garden

Learn to plant a basic english cottage garden

Image by Bruce Fingerhood By Ena Clewer In the days of old England, many of the workers in small villages were called peasants and they owned small houses with very small gardens. These gardens, known as English cottage gardens, would have to supply the family with all of their gardening needs. The kitchen garden would consist of vegetables and mixed fruits. In amongst this array of produce, they would also grow flowers. Keep reading for more information on how to plant a basic English cottage garden. Cottage Garden Info Cottage gardens are…

postheadericon Fairy gardens – how to make your garden into a fairy sanctuary

Fairy gardens – how to make your garden into a fairy sanctuary

Image by daniel.baker By Heather Rhoades Fairy gardens are becoming increasingly popular in the home garden. For centuries, the world has been fascinated with the idea that "wee folk" live among us and have the power to spread magic and mischief throughout our homes and gardens. While evidence of the existence of fairies is slim, adding fairy gardens to our own gardens is a way of participating in this centuries old tradition of trying to please the spirits and gain their favor. What are Fairy Gardens? Fairy gardens are basically…

postheadericon Wind resistant plants for your windy garden

Wind resistant plants for your windy garden

Image by Amanda Slater By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) How does wind affect plants? Wind is air in motion, and strong winds can cause plants to sway excessively, pulling and tugging on their roots. This continual movement interferes with the roots’ ability to remain grounded within the soil, which reduces the plant’s ability to absorb water, leading to severe water stress and even death. Let’s take a look at how does wind affect plant size, plant wind protection for your garden and plants that do well in…