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How to prune hydrangeas

As each new flowering has depleted, and the beautiful flower-heads on hydrangeas have dried out, these attractive and trouble-free shrubs can be managed with a distinctive pruning method. There's no need to start "dead-heading" early, just enjoy their many spectacular color changes, through to... More

How to improve garden soil

Improve Garden Soil Soil is a living thing with millions of micro-organisms, small creatures and nature's elements even in a single handful. It is a complex part of the natural ecosystem, and the success and growth of one's garden is dependent on this. The physical qualities of a blend of... More

How to grow Spanish moss

Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides), is an easy to grow epiphyte belonging to the bromeliaca family. It typically will grow upon another living plant, such as a tree branch, but doesn't take nutrition from this support. With lengthy strands of silver-grey leafy stems, Spanish Moss makes for an... More

How to grow kaffir lilies

Kaffir lilies Kaffir Lilies brighten gardens with an abundance of graceful wands of bright, silky blooms, late in summer. Sometimes Kaffir Lilies are known as Crimson Flags because of their sword-like leaves and tubular flowers in pink, rose or red atop stately spikes. They are popular for... More

How to grow a vegetable garden in a small area

Grow vegetables in limited space Many gardeners face the issue of space when growing vegetables at home. Either it is because of an apartment style building that they live in, or the garden space around their home is not much. However, with proper planning and making changes to the regular... More

How to make a rain barrel

Use recycled materials Rain barrels can be a real boon to spring, summer and fall gardeners...even those that continue their hobbies during the winter months indoors. Having an abundant amount of good quality natural rainwater for your household and garden plants will help them achieve maximum... More

How to prune perennials

A guide to pruning perennials For well-shaped plants with an abundance of beautiful blooms, use simple methods to control growth and prolong the flowering period of your perennials. Pruning and thinning perennials improves flowering and keeps plants blooming longer. The result is more and... More

How to grow Mexican sage

If you're wanting a riot of purple in your garden, be sure to include the Mexican sage. You will be rewarded with months of long arching stems, loaded with masses of beautiful flowers. Humming-birds in your area? They too, will be especially attracted to this plant. Not only so eye-catching in... More

How to make an Easter «He Is Risen»  yard cross

Easter is a Christian's special time. Easter is a Christians time to remember He Is Risen. Christians everywhere are joyful to tell all about their faith. Share your faith by displaying a white yard cross in His honor. Learn the easy steps and share them with your family, friends and... More

How to grow Salvia leucantha known also as the Mexican sage

If you're wanting a riot of purple in your garden, be sure to include the Mexican sage. You will be rewarded with months of long arching stems, loaded with masses of beautiful flowers. Humming-birds in your area? They too, will be especially attracted to this plant. Not only so eye-catching in... More