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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

How to control bugs from ruining a vegetable garden

A dozen way to control bugs in your garden Pests, or bugs as we call them, frequently attack gardens. It is no surprise to find leaves of a particular plant eaten, or stems of some chewed away, or the entire garden shockingly razed to nothing overnight in a rage of locust feeding frenzy. Whatever... More

How to make newspaper seeding pots

If you're a do-it-yourselfer and an organic gardener, you might be interested in creating your own seeding pots using something as common as newspaper. Instead of shelling out bucks for planting trays, either plastic or Styrofoam, you can spend a pleasant time, even with your kids, preparing... More

How to grow Black-eyed Susan Vine

  While it might be considered somewhat old-fashioned, the brilliant Black-eyed-Susan vine (Thunbergia alata), does have some redeeming features that are worth preserving. This perennial vine originating from the tropical regions of East Africa, will offer a "pretty as a... More