Many times outdoor spaces don’t get used much, because they aren’t inviting. You throw up a couple of folding chairs and a cheap plastic table and leave it at that. In today’s market there’s no reason to have an ugly, uninviting, nearly useless outdoor space. With the development of outdoor fabrics that can last for years you can fill you space with furniture, just as comfy as you have inside.
That’s not all that’s needed to make a space really inviting [...]
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Gardening today is very different than the past. With the advent of the Internet you can have almost anything you want instantly, or at least on its way instantly. It would be very handy to have a cell phone available to you while you’re out in the garden, especially if you have good Internet connectivity.
You can search for the pest that [...]
I was introduced to these little wonders as pineapple tomatillo, also known by quite a few other names one of which is ground cherries. Many people who enjoy Mexican food have had regular tomatillos, especially in salsas. However, the pineapple tomatillo is very different from the regular one. They both have the same husk and shiny round fruit inside, but after that they are quite different.
First off, the pineapple tomatillo is a little bit bigger than a pea. Second, it [...]
One way to extend the use of your garden is to add lighting for evening drama. Moving beyond the simple pathway lights you can bring attention to certain garden highlights or add some fun for gatherings and parties.
First off you want to have an inviting area. That means keeping uninvited guests away. You’re no longer stuck using the more costly incandescent bulbs for unusual applications. Now there are fluorescent bulbs for almost every application and that includes bug lights. Now [...]
Foamflower, great in the shade
In many old, established neighborhoods finding sun is the main concern of gardeners. Shade is in abundance. Knowing how to use that shade can lead to replacing barren dark patches with lovely foliage and flowers. So, get to know what kind of shade you’re looking at, so that you pick the correct plants for the location.
Deep Shade – All day shade, with no direct sunlight reaching the ground. The sites can be dry to moist, [...]
Tulip in garden in Germany
June and July are the months to dig up your spring bulbs if you need to move them or separate them. Soon after the leaves have died down you can start the process. If you know where you want to put them you can plant them in that area immediately, you don’t have to wait. However, if you need to move them to an area that’s not yet prepared or are not sure where you [...]
A couple days ago I found a real bargain. I was actually shopping for sewing stuff at a local store, but they have branched out into all kinds of things I’d never go there for and guess what? I found something I’ve been looking for, for a long time, and on sale at 75% off. Guess others don’t shop there for these things either. I found a double hook sheperd’s hook. I’ve wanted one for a hummingbird feeder, but wasn’t interested [...]