We all know that spending time outdoors benefits both your mental health and your well-being. But while not everyone is lucky enough to have a garden, households with a balcony can also reap the rewards. Elin Harryson, in-house specialist at Swedish plant care app Planta, thinks there are clear reasons
FEELING READY FOR a gardening experience? Overwintering your favorite (tender) plants is quite doable, provided you can provide the right conditions. Think light and airy, or cool and dark. Either way, you will need to maintain frost-free conditions. Mine is a low contact (lazy?) Approach. Many plants, like Fancy Leaf
Take care of your garden We now continue the seasonal focus on garden development, considering the timely installation of new plants as we enter the rainy season (after a long wait). The basics of garden development are the selection and placement of plants. Let’s focus on the placement. Spacing An
We earn commission for products purchased through certain links in this article. Are you looking for some winning herb garden ideas to grow yours with total success? There is nothing more satisfying than slicing locally grown mint leaves or plucking a sprig of thyme to add fresh garden flavors to
This summer has been one of the coolest, rainiest summers I can remember. Weeds love it. Despite the mulched flower beds, they continue to appear, but the moist soil makes it easy to pull them out. The weather, especially in June when the precipitation was well above average, favored good
Canna flowers As summer arrives and everyone wants to get rid of that scorching summer heat. Let’s discuss some heat absorbing plants that are useful during this time. Instead of giving up gardening during these heat-charged months, try planting these garden plants that absorb heat better than others. Heat-absorbing plants:
Kseniya SharapovaGetty Images Keep your dogs sin the garden by choosing plants that are non-toxic for pets. Nice to see and not threatening to dogs, some of the plants sure to have on your radar this summer include sunflowers, camellias, and snapdragons. âWhen purchasing plants, be sure to consider whether
We earn commission for products purchased through certain links in this article. South-facing gardens have the advantage of being sunnier, and therefore tend to be more desirable. However, owning a home with a north-facing garden no longer means having to compromise on a beautifully lush outdoor space. “South-facing gardens feature
Chief Administrative Secretary of Agriculture Anne Nyaga at the launch of the Kilimo vegetable garden project in Nairobi. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard] In capitalism, we eat the food they pay for. You pay for the food out of pocket or by growing it yourself. On Tuesday this week, the Ministry of
We earn commission for products purchased through certain links in this article. This heatwave makes us all dream of the seaside. However, if you’re not lucky enough to live by the coast, why not create a seaside-inspired garden instead with these coastal garden plants? Related: Seaside Inspired Nautical Bathroom Ideas
Many beautiful and common plants in the average English garden can prove fatal to pets. Peter Green, a veterinarian, gives his advice on some of the more common things to look out for. Mention poisonous plants and we can immediately think of dangers such as deadly nightshade (Atropa), if (Taxus)
Is your kitchen window sill about to bristle with Woolworths Discovery Garden pots? Take note of some handy tips and troubleshooting from a gardening expert, so your fundraising efforts (and dollars) don’t go to waste. Woolworths Discovery Garden is back from Wednesday, February 10. The promotional campaign allows buyers to
Jacky Parker Getty Images There has been a resurgence of gardeners planting traditional British plants and old favorites, reports Wyevale Garden Centers. With the uncertainty of Brexit, traditional flowers such as lavender, hydrangeas and begonias grown in the UK have grown in popularity. âSentiment crosses the ground for the British
Debbie Hugues | Special to The News-Press Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and their wives were practical and successful owners of remarkable gardens in Southwest Florida. A hundred years ago, they planted some of the varieties of plants that have proven to be efficient, low maintenance, disease resistant and heat tolerant.
(CCG) – Jenna Young and Breanna Tamashiro now know how to “grow” tilapia, okra and eggplant in aquaponics. The two are among 23 high school students who explained to community members and the media the three types of aquaponics systems they researched, designed and built as part of GCC’s Environmental
Gardening should not be reserved for country dwellers who have real “gardens” – everyone can exercise their green thumb. All you need is a little imagination and creativity to transform even the blandest concrete outdoor space into a beautiful plant-filled sanctuary. Here are our favorite tips for urban gardeners: 1.