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Growing Vegetables In The Outer Hebrides

Growing Vegetables In The Outer Hebrides This is the second year I have been working on getting vegetables growing on my croft here on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It’s a steep learning curve and not so straight forward as raising vegetables in England or places with more favourable climates. […]

Basic Gardening Tools and Equipment You’ll Need

Before you start your home garden activities, it’s a must to provide yourself with the needed tools and equipment in your nursery. These tools and equipment must be available all the time to make your gardening works easy and convenient. You can work peacefully and efficiently if you have a complete tools and equipment in […]

The Pros and Cons of Vertical Gardening for Beginners

The Pros and Cons of Vertical Gardening for Beginners There are many different types of gardening one can take on as a challenge. Today, the most common types include raised garden beds, lasagna gardening, container gardening, and hydroponic gardening. In this article, we examine the pros and cons of using a vertical gardening system. In […]

How to Grow and Care For a Heather Plant

Heather plants are hardy, colorful, low-growing perennial shrubs native to the heaths, moors, and woodlands or Europe and Asia Minor. Well suited to marginal pastures, heathers are low-maintenance plants that can thrive in acidic soil with little fertilizer in and near-drought conditions. The evergreen plants provide year-round displays of color from flowers and leaves. Depending […]

Flower Meanings & History of Flowers

The charming and delicate beauty of flowers has fascinated people of all nations and backgrounds for centuries. Flowers have been bred and cultivated for their decorative beauty as well as their ability to heal diseases. Flowers are the subject of poems and myths, and religious symbols are associated with flowers as well. Many girls are […]

Rainforest Plants – Hibiscus

Family: Malvaceae Genus: Hibiscus Species: rose-sinensis, cameronii, fuscus, and others Common names: rosemallow General Description: Hibiscus is a highly diverse genus with about 220 species of annuals, herbaceous perennials, shrubs and trees. The shrub is the one most commonly known. Hibiscus shrub is a tropical plant that needs both light and warmth (more important) to […]

Capiz, Philippines, Asia Cut Foliages and Cut Flowers

Background Following the collapse of the prawn industry in the mid-80’s, an interesting industry slowly emerged in the early 90’s as dynamic and aggressive women entrepreneurs turned their expensive hobby into a multi-million profitable and enjoyable “sunshine” industry. This paved the way to the birth of the Floriculture Industry in the Province of Capiz. From […]

Feng Shui in the Garden

Having had a garden design business for many years, one of the most important things we adhered to was installing good healthy plants. Plants in poor growth, or even worse dead plants or trees are detrimental for prosperity. Bad company image. So you can imagine that we had a healthy, and thriving business as a […]

The Easy Way to Compost

Having an ample supply of good rich compost is the gardeners’ dream. It has many uses, and all of those uses will result in nicer plants. However, composting can be time consuming and hard work. I place a reasonable value on my time, so spending hours and hours turning compost piles doesn’t qualify as a […]