Category Archives: Garden Ideas

Vertical Vegetable Garden Ideas

Plants growing vertically add an element of beauty to the vertical vegetable garden. Vertical vegetable gardening products are springing up everywhere as people catch on to the urban agriculture buzz. The interest in starting vegetable gardens has sky rocketed in recent years. Starting a vertical vegetable garden is possible for anyone, even if you do not…
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Backyard Gazebo Ideas

A Gazebo somehow conjures up memories of a different time—when moonlit strolls and long conversation on summer evenings were more common. As such, these decorative, functional and often beautiful outdoor structures remain hugely popular, even in an era when "gentleman callers" have transformed into "gentleman texters." Because of their popularity, gazebos are now available for…
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Fast-Climbing Vines for Your Garden

These fast-climbing vines can hide unwelcome features, cover bare walls and fences, and lend an air of wildness to even the most staid landscape. Plant one in April, and it could reach heights of 10, 20, even 30 feet by summer's end. Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) Throughout this perennial's long bloom time, from mid-June through September,…
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10 Most Common Gardening Myths Busted!

If you are interested in growing a garden, there are lots of people offering advice from the internet, to books to even those you know very well. However, not all advice is good advice and some is just downright silly. Sorting out the good from the bad is sometimes difficult, especially if you are a…
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14 Vegetables You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Think you don't like to eat your vegetables? Maybe you're just bored with the options. The truth is, the world is full of edible, healthy and flavorful roots, stems and leaves, the vast majority of which you've probably never tasted. In the spirit of culinary adventure, we hope this list will prompt you to titillate…
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Front Yard Landscaping Ideas and Tips

Front Yard Landscaping Ideas The builder's bit of lawn, two trees, and few foundation shrubs fall far short of the existing possibilities. Streetscaping is an excellent investment in both present enjoyment and future value. A pleasant view from the street gives a sense of individual pride and accomplishment. And it adds greatly to your property's…
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Growing Tomatoes – Removing Bottom Leaves?

A local gardening group was touring a greenhouse operation that grew tomatoes. The tour guide told the visitors that they removed the lower leaves from the plants because “they robbed nutrients from the upper part of the plant that was producing fruit”. In short, removing lower leaves resulted in a better harvest. It is unclear…
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Pool Supplies – Swimming Pool Maintenance

One of the best investments that you can make in your home is adding a swimming pool in the backyard. A pool is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day. It is also a place where family and friends gather to have a good time. If you are planning to put…
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6 Medicinal Herbs to Grow at Home

From echinacea to lemon balm, growing medicinal herbs in your home garden can provide convenient access to many natural remedies. Even urban dwellers with little more than a balcony, tiny backyard or windowsill can grow their own food. Add these medicinal herbs to your garden to have easy access to natural remedies for everything from headaches…
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Gardening Tips – 7 Habits of Highly Productive Gardeners

The top performers in any field do things a little- or a lot- differently than you and I. That’s why they are at the very top of their game. This is as true of gardening as any other pursuit. Aside from the patience, persistence and consistency that any gardener must possess to bring a crop…
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Growing Chili Peppers From Seed

Everybody needs to grow chili peppers for cooking. Even if you don't like hot food, just a little hint of chili to warm it up stimulates the taste buds and everything else tastes just so much better. True. And chilies will brighten up your garden! There are different species of chili peppers. Most chilies are grown…
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DIY – How to Build a Pergola

Here's a structure that won't provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? Because in the absence of walls and a roof, it defines an outdoor space without constraining it. It's a unique architectural blend that places you both inside and…
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Spice Up Your Garden!

Spice up your garden with cannas, bananas, and  other eye-catching tropical plants Does your garden lack zing... are your borders a bore...spice up your garden with a touch of the tropics! Tropical plants bring sizzle to every garden. Bananas in Maine, cannas in Canada — these plants can be grown everywhere. Whether used in containers…
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Fantastic Backyard Fences

Fences are the poor man's wall: they might not prevent someone from trespassing, but they'll certainly imply that you would rather that they didn't. Or as Robert Frost put it in his poem, “Mending Wall,” "Good fences make good neighbors." But does that mean you can become a better neighbor by making a better fence?…
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How to Start Your Tomato Container Garden

Tomato container gardens are an alternative to a traditional tomato garden. Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables, well in this case fruits, of people around the world. They can be used in so many ways, in a salad or to make a sauce for pasta and a myriad of other ways in your…
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Centipede Grass

Centipede Grass If you're looking for a low-maintenance lawn that adjusts well to poor soil, consider using centipede grass (Eremochloa ophiuroides). entipede Grass is a low, medium textured, slow growing, but aggressive grass that can produce a dense, attractive, weed-free turf. It is more shade tolerant than bermudagrass but less shade tolerant than St. Augustine…
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