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Top 10 Cactus And Succulents

I think you adore the most special plants just like I do, especially when they are also beautiful. Personally, I am in love with succulents and cactus. Thus, I have gathered in this article a top of 10 cactus and succuletns that are so beautiful. I also have these plants in my house and they look amazing, check them out …

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Top 10 Plant for Birds & Butterfly

The spring is all about flowers so you need to do a little research before starting to plant the flowers in your garden. This time, if you want to have some more special flowers in your garden, in this article you will find some flowers that attract birds and butterflies. So, if you want to have some visits from these …

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7 Things Successful Gardeners Never Do

You love everything about gardening and you think you do all things well, well, forget about it. I recently read an article and I learned a few things about gardening, and most importantly I learned what not to do in the garden. Especially when it comes to small plants that you have to take care of. So there are certain …

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Step by step: Create a tower of flowers for your garden

If you want to give a different and creative touch to your garden, this is a step by step tutorial about how to make this simple motif. What you’ll need: – circle wires 4 feet tall with openings of 2 “x 4″ – gardening fabric – cable – scissors – a pot – 13” diameter – working gloves Step 1: …

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Feng Shui, plants and garden

Feng Shui is an ancient oriental method based on the confluence of positive and negative forces. There are many people who decorate their homes and offices following the guidelines of Feng Shui with the intention to attract positive energy in and out negative. The beauty of the gardens is considered very important for the flow of beneficial chi. The plants …

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Homemade bug spray for houseplants

Red pepper spray Red pepper powder spices up your meals and also keeps unwanted pests off your houseplants. Make a spray by mixing 2 tablespoons of red pepper powder, 6 drops of gentle dish soap and 1 gallon of water. Herbal spray Heavily scented herbs — such as basil, lavender, mint, rosemary and sage — can help get rid of …

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Beautiful blooming houseplants

Jasmine The beautiful pink or white blooms are the some of the most fragrant you’ll find on any houseplant. Anthurium Its cute factor: The flowers and foliage are both heart-shaped. Kaffir Lily It’s extra easy to grow and the flowers brighten up January days when there’s not a lot else in bloom. Calamondin Orange You can harvest the fruits after …

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How to start an apartment garden – tips & tricks

There are probably as many types of apartment gardens as there are apartments. Some people grow herbs on the kitchen windowsill of their apartments while others enjoy growing orchids, African violets, or exotic houseplants. More ambitious gardeners petition their landlords and create rooftop gardens full of plants and quiet spaces high above the city skyline.Read full article here

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Easy flowers to grow in small spaces

Peace lily The peace lily is one of the best flowers to grow in an apartment because it survives surprisingly well with low levels of light, giving it the nickname “Closet Plant”. The peace lily does require heavy watering, but the good thing is that you’ll know the plant is thirsty when the leaves begin to droop. African violet A …

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5 easy-to-grow indoor flowering plants

Streptocarpus (also known as Cape Primrose). Pictured above, find these in pink, purple, red and more colors. They like medium to bright light and don’t like being over-watered. Saintpaulias (also known as African Violet) Lots of colors to choose from. They prefer indirect light and moist soil. Tradescantia pallida (Also known as Purple Heart Plant). This plant loves lots of …

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How to make faux flower bulbs and a tulip planter for spring

Good morning and hello Spring! Love this budget friendly tulip project. Will be trying this out in a few days. Well done. Great ideas and great tutorials! Very creative! I love how they came out. So pretty! I am so loving this! I always feel like they look so cheesy in the store. A great way to liven them up! …

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How to grow tulips indoors

Place your tulip bulb on top of the rocks with the pointed end facing upwards. Adding the additional rocks will help stabilize the bulb when it starts to grow. Fill the jar with water leaving a ⅓ to ½ inch between the water level and the tulip bulb. It is important that the bulb is not submerged in water to …

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How to grow tulips in problem places

Fill the bottom third of an aquatic basket with equal parts of compost and grit. Place bulbs on the surface, at a depth of roughly 10cm, spacing them 3-4cm apart. Cover with compost to the top of the basket. Prepare a hole in your border the same width as the aquatic basket, and 4-5cm deeper than the height of the …

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Creative flower beds designed for your special garden

Weave your own elevated flower bed This is a great idea! I’m going to try a small one.Thanks for the tutorial! Very attractive, and simple. Also I love the usage of what might become trash. Full article in this link. Hanging flower tins This is the coolest idea! This looks so awesomely easy! Thanks for the inspiration, however. I’m willing …

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DIY flower beds for a smiley looking garden

HOW TO MAKE A DIY WHISKEY BARREL FLOWER GARDEN I love how it turned out! So rustic and beautiful. I am definitely going to have to pick some up, I love the way they look! Thanks for the step-by-step directions! Full article here. Repurposed headboard into a flower bed It is so fun to see one of your creative builds! …

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Beautiful and easy flower beds to brighten your outdoors

What you’ll need to build a raised garden bed A salsa garden – what a wonderful idea! I really need to get moving on a veggie garden if it’s gonna happen for me this year. I Love the shape and design – very aesthetically pleasing. I’ll be over for some tomatoes, though I haven’t found any good plants yet. Full …

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How to make rainbow roses

Rainbow Roses are the multi colored roses which are not artificial. You shall not believe your eyes after looking at these gorgeous looking flowers. Do you not think that these Roses are perfect for giving as gifts? Now everybody will wonder how they did it. Most people will think that it is something like genetic engineering or cross- breeding thing. …

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Best natural fertilizer recipes

BANANA PEELS – Simply throw one or two peels in the hole before planting or bury peels under mulch so they can compost naturally. Get bigger and more blooms. I also use banana peels on my vegetables. COFFEE GROUNDS – If using as a soil drench, soak 6 cups of coffee grounds in a 5 gallon bucket of water. Let …

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How to grow a lemon tree from seed

Typically, lemon trees flourish outdoors year-round in hot, sunny regions, but they can also thrive indoors as edible houseplants in cold-season climates. At the organic food store where I work we have a healthy lemon cutting producing massive fruit in a garage setting all year.Read full article here

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Small Space Flower Garden – DIY tutorial

Very creative use of a pallet and clever way to provide a privacy fence! The pansies look so sweet hanging in galvanized sap buckets. Who wouldn’t want to spend the morning in her PJ’s with those sweet-faced pansies?!! That time away must have been the ticket to all your inspiration. Yaaay! And I must say…ferns would be totally perfect…but they …

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Useful tips to use in the garden

One of my favorite hobbies is to take care of the garden. Here are some tips to use in the garden. Home fertilizers for garden Epsom salts (English salt) – Epsom salts, magnesium sulfate, are good natural fertilizers for your plants. As fertilizer for grass, apply 1/2 pound per thousand square feet. For shrubs, sprinkle 2 tablespoons at the base …

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7 Flower Care Tips

In order to arrange your flowers by yourself, you will need to take all necessary care to preserve your flowers with the highest level possible of freshness and beauty. Probably the flowers provider would give you the some instructions, so give individual attention to the type of flower you choose. Basically steps: clean them, give them water, feed them and …

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10 Flower Arranging Tips

Arranging home flowers is one of the best things you can do to in order to create a more cheerful and comfortable atmosphere in your home. There are so many combinations you can create and lots of floral species.  Just imagine your house as a garden of Eden where you can invent a vegetable paradise that will make your home …

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Colorful Flowers That Grow in Shade

The Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) is an aromatic plant used in religious ceremonies, global celebrations, perfumes and gardens. Also known as the May lily, it means “return to happiness” and more often symbolizes chastity, purity, happiness, luck and humility. Its meaning and symbolism are represented in Christian tradition and folklore, May Day, in weddings and birthdays, and various …

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