Gardening and Landscaping
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Greenhouses give many gardening enthusiasts (like me and you!) the opportunity to grow trees and plants that would not be able to survive under normal circumstances if they are not in their native habitat. Tropical fruit trees are no exception. In this article, we'll look at various types of exotic fruits. We will also shed light on how you can design your own greenhouse so you can grow them in abundance under the right environmental conditions. #tropicalfruit #greenhousegardening #gardeningtips
It’s been said that birdbaths attract more birds than bird feeders do. I believe that may be true as I know plenty of people who have several feeders but no birdbaths in their yard and they are wondering where their bird visitors are. If you have a birdbath that is open for business but no feathery customers are visiting, you may find the reason below.
Deer can devour a backyard landscape overnight. Why fight nature? Use this list of beautiful, easy to grow shrubs and trees to create a deer resistant landscape! #trilliumliving #deerresistantshrubs #deerresistantplants
When everything is blooming the way it should, hydrangeas are among the most beautiful garden flowers out there. But while they might be beautiful when they bloom successfully, there are also a litany of diseases that can strike and ruin your beautiful flowers. | hydranges perrinials | gardens hydrangeas | hydrangia perinnial garden ideas | hydranga flowers garden | hydrangea landscaping | gardening tips and ideas
Starting a vermicompost bin is a fun and easy activity once you learn the basics. Check out this article and learn exactly what you should and shouldn't put in your worm bin to keep your composting worms happy! Learn more at ThistleDownsFarm.com | #vermicompost #compostworms #wormbin #redwigglers
Companion Planting - Friend or Foe? Learn the benefits of companion planting. Includes a free printable companion planting chart. #companionplanting #interplant #theheartygarden
When it comes to effort-light ever-green plants, the hakea laurina is a great option, especially for beginner growers. With remarkable deep-red blooms this Australian native adds an incredible pop and can grow in most climates.Easy to obtain, easy to grow, here’s everything you need to know when it comes to the hakea laurina.
The iconic Monarch butterfly! We all know them and love them, but how can we help them? Here's how I created a certified Monarch waystation on my property. #certifiedmonarchwaystation #monarchs #butterflygarden #raisingmonarchs
There's a lot of debate when it comes to using landscape fabric, or weed barrier. There are times when landscape fabric does reduce weeds, but there are also times when it can do more harm then good. #landscapefabricideas #landscapefabricalternative
Learn how to prune your roses with Beginner's Guide to Rose Pruning. This article will make rose pruning easy, quick, and perfect for anyone with no pruning experience. #rose #pruning #gardening
What's better than working in your garden while listening to a gardening podcast? Here are some great podcasts on gardening that are sure to give you garden tips that will make your garden chores and weeding something you look forward to!#gardening #podcast
Composting offers many benefits to improve soil health in your garden. Read on to learn 99 things you can compost, and a few you shouldn't. #composting #theheartygarden
Did you know that you don't need to buy a fertilizer that's labeled as Winterizer? Your last fertilizer application is an important part of your lawncare program. There's a lot of false information out there regarding the last lawn treatment of the season. Follow this guide to learn what fertilizer you should apply late in the season to over winter your lawn and have a green lawn in early spring.
Do you Want a Better Garden? Then Plant THESE Annuals! You'll love how simple, quick, and beautiful these flowers are. Perfect for beginner gardeners. #annual #flower #gardening
Gardeners possess a unique combination of traits. Do you have these personality traits as a gardener? Read on to find out! #gardnerspersonality #qualitiesofagardener #theheartygarden #personalitytraits
Shrubs that don't need much water are the best to plant in front of the house or in your backyard landscaping that can also grow in full sun conditions. Learn more about shrubs that do need a lot of water and are drought resistant or drought tolerant. #Shrubs #Plants #BackyardGardening #Gardening #UrbanOrganicYield
It can be fun and excited to raise Monarchs, not to mention having the feeling of helping this beautiful butterfly. Here are 6 best practices to ensure their health and safety, and your joy! :) #raisemonarchs #butterflies #pollinators #monarchs #gardening