Bringing Basil To Your Table
The bright green appearance and spicy fragrance of basil has endeared this herb to cooks for centuries. It brings a pungent, slightly spicy taste to soup, stew, stir fry, salad, and even sandwiches. Once you start cooking with basil, you’ll discover just how versatile this simple plant can be.How To Find Cheap Garden Sheds On Craigslist
There a number of places online that you can find cheap garden sheds, but one of the best places I have found is Craigslist. Craigslist is the largest classified ads online and the world and even find just about anything you want including garden sheds. In this article I’m going to show you a couple of tips to help you find some sheds that will typically be a lot less expensive than buying one and one of the many home improvement stores.At Home Tricks on Keeping Your Fresh Cut Flowers Fresh Longer!
A few easy tricks right in your home to keeping your fresh cut flowers fresh longer, and live stronger. Using a few of your products at home is all it takes to having beautiful fresh cut flowers that last and last.Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Winter Garden
The winter is a sparse, lean time when leaves fall and animals disappear. Attracting what animals are left is a must for any aspiring gardeners hoping to maintain a lively atmosphere during the colder months. Through planning and planting, this can be easy to achieve.Moving Garden Plants
Whether you are an active or occasional gardener sooner or latter you will probably find yourself in need of moving garden plants. Traditionally the practice has been to move plants during the late fall and into the winter months, but if proper techniques are used most plants can be safely moved anytime of the year.7 Tips to Construct a Raised Garden Bed
Raised garden beds are fascinating structures in a garden. They are constructed primarily due to their convenience and are easy to maintain versus a traditional garden. For those who hate bending while working in the garden, raised garden beds could be the answer since they can be custom- made in accordance to their heights.Growing Hellebores
When most other plants in the garden are laying dormant, winter is the time when hellebores burst into flower. Their delicate blooms in a variety of colours from crisp white to deep purple provide a welcome splash of seasonal colour. Commonly known as the ‘Christmas Rose’ the hellebore is an evergreen perennial flowering plant native to much of Europe. Here is a quick guide on how to grow hellebores in your garden and some of the best varieties.Some of Our Favourite Native Trees
Trees have been a constant presence on this earth for over 200 million years. Many of our native species are long-lived – the English oak for example will outlive many of the humans that pass beneath its branches. These native giants are very much part of the landscape, some even become celebrities in their own right and each species is steeped in its own folklore history.Eco-Friendly Gardening
For several years we have all heard the buzz-words going green or eco-friendly used correctly and some have used the words as a sales tool. Eco-friendly really means earth-friendly or not doing harm to earth’s environment. In gardening, the term refers to actions or practices and products that help conserve resources like water and energy. It also means that it does not negatively affect or pollute our air, water or land. We have all become aware of practices we need to use more and things we need to stop doing. For instance, we know that empty rooms don’t need the lights on. We have programmable thermostats to conserve on heating and air- conditioning. Recycle bins are used, stores don’t use plastic bags and telecommuting is encouraged for employees at more companies. We sometimes forget to be eco-friendly in our yards. We use chemical fertilizers to make the grass green but forget that these chemicals do not stay just on our yards. They run off into our streams and rivers too. The average lawn can use over 20,000 gallons of water each summer.How to Dig and Transplant Bamboo Divisions
This article describes an effective method to dig, transplant, and pot bamboo divisions from an existing grove. It provides advice on digging viable bamboo plants, and hints on how to coax a large bamboo species into putting up dig-able size shoots.