Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 12:04 pm
How about growing some fabulous indoor plants in your homes? If you visit the garden store nearby your area then you will find umpteen plants and varieties in different shapes and sizes and colors. Some of these are with architectural and colorful foliage and others with the most amazing flowers. As long as you put them in the right place and water them regularly, most are surprisingly easy to grow.
Indoor plants such as dragon trees, rubber plants or spider plants are good reliable plants to start with.
Peperomia is a little plant with amazing glossy leaves in green and burgundy. Other great looking leaf forms include Peperomia Caperata, Peperomia Obtusifolia and the silvery leaved Peperomia Aargyrei . All these plants need to be kept in light shade and little away from These are also classy desk plants. Read the rest of this entry
Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 11:18 am
Adding cheers and glory to your garden is easy with container gardening. You can have a good summer garden with splash of lovely colors if you grow some beautiful ornamental plants in containers. Even vegetables can also be grown in containers if you lack enough open space in your garden. You only need to try it and with a little knowledge, beautiful creations are possible.
Begin with selecting any container you like — something that suits your sense of taste and style. Containers now come in plastic, fiber glass, stone, concrete, terra-cotta, various metals, marble, wood, recycled drums, old buckets, bathtubs and so many other forms that even the most discerning taste or limited budget should be able to find one to suit.
In order to ensure that your containers can be used around the year you need to choose a type that will not crack during winter frost and must be capable of holding with extreme temperatures. Your container must have drainage holes in the bottom preferably more than one. Plants grown in containers that do not drain will die a slow, suffocating death. Read the rest of this entry
Friday, March 29th, 2013 at 12:49 pm
As the summer season progresses in you need to shift your houseplants indoors from the outside. Not doing this could infect your houseplants with flying insects or aphids and other small pests.
Aphids are tiny little sapsuckers live and feed in groups on the stems of plants. They can be different colors including white, green, brown or even orange. To treat aphids indoors, add a teaspoon of dishwashing soap to a gallon of water and wash the whole plant with the solution. You can help the process along by rubbing the stems with your fingers or a cotton ball. Let it set for a few minutes, then rinse well.
Mites are very small insects and can form a thin web over the plant. Affected plants’ leaves may appear spotted and, if there are flowers, they may start to look unhealthy. Try blasting off the mites with water. You can do this by setting the plant in the sink and using the sprayer. You can also use the same method we talked about for aphids. Read the rest of this entry
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 1:15 pm
There are some extremely important tasks that need to be addressed this gardening season.Start some flowers and other garden plants from seeds weeks before it’s warm enough to transplant them outside. Plants started from seed generally cost far less than you end up paying at the garden store. The timing of planting is really crucial and you must determine when to start plants indoors . Seed packets of those plants which are commonly started indoors usually contain special instructions for when and how to do it.
You can repurpose many would-be throwaway items — including cardboard boxes, toilet paper tubes, newspaper, egg cartons and even half-eggshells — to serve as miniature, biodegradable seedling pots. Some of the most common plants started from seeds indoors include tomatoes, peppers, melons, squash, eggplant and a wide variety of flowers and herbs. If you’re short on sunny window space consider building a simple cold frame in your yard as a place to start seeds up to six weeks before planting season. You can find designs online of how to build cold frames out of inexpensive materials like bales of hay, scrap lumber, plastic sheeting and old windows. Read the rest of this entry
Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 1:30 pm
Indoor plants or the houseplants grow well and add to the elegance if you take a little care of them. Majority of the indoor and houseplants will thrive in a draught-free, well-lit spot, out of direct sunlight.
If you are growing flowers indoor then feed plants weekly with a liquid fertilizer high in potash. Many indoor plants need specific liquid fertilizers and these are available in garden stores.
Keep plants looking good by deadheading and cutting off yellow leaves. Plants will grow better with clean leaves. Remove dust with damp cotton wool. If growth is yellow and spindly, put plants in a lighter spot.
Control pests, such as mealy bug, woolly aphid & scale insects by rubbing off with damp cotton wool. Be careful with fluctuating temperatures; try to keep the room temperature constant.
You need to wait until the compost has almost dried out before watering. Water the plants from the top so that the excess water gets drained off. Don’t let them sit in water. Indoor plants and houseplants die simply because of over-watering and therefore if leaves start turning yellow you must stop watering immediately, let the compost dry out and most probably the plants will revive.
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 1:49 pm
Gardeners using space-saving techniques know it well that it is really simple to start a “garden from top to bottom.”
“Vertical Gardening” also known as the “up and down gardening” is the newest and revolutionizing method for people to grow their own food.
Ignorance of the simple processes involved in vegetable gardens can be a serious threat to a family’s well- being. Vertical Gardening will guide folks through the step-by-step instructions for setting up their own indoor or outdoor vertical gardens, and advise them on the best ways to utilize the space they have.
Many potential gardeners are turned off by the assumed need for large plots of land and an expert knowledge base of growing food.In reality, Vertical Gardening is great for beginners and requires little to no outdoor space. Read the rest of this entry
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 at 1:48 pm
Aspidstra elatior is one of the traditional houseplants favorites for gardeners across the globe. It is tough as nails, giving rise to its common name of cast iron plant.
Aspidstra elatior can easily withstand blasts of chewing tobacco juice in saloons or legislative chambers. The plants even survives potentially caustic solutions.
It is a reliable and long-lived deep shade plant. Although somewhat slow growing, aspidistra takes extremely little care that by the time you recall that you have planted it some time back and you do notice it, it has filled the container completely grown. Read the rest of this entry