Growing a garden that is full of lovely flowers can be a lot of fun, especially if you don’t mind getting a little bit dirty. Of course you can always opt to buy potted plants, but growing your own is definitely more rewarding. Plants are like pets. You care for them and as they grow and you feel proud for being part of their development. …
Gardening can provide a wealth of learning opportunities for children. Not only does gardening open their eyes to thinks like soil nutrients, the different characteristics of different plants, the effects of the weather on the environment and how food is grown, it also helps them gain a sense of responsibility. Caring for their own plants is a good way to teach children to take responsibility for their belongings and to learn about what is required to take care of another living thing – making plants a great stepping stone on the way to having their own pets….
If you would like to establish a garden that provides you with color and texture year after year, it is easier than you might think. What is the key to a low maintenance garden that can provide you with color year after year? The key is choosing the right plants. Perennials are plants that are generally less showy, but provide you with stable long-term growth. Gardening with hardy perennials is the easiest way to ensure that you cultivate a garden that is rich with blooms year after year. Here are some of the best perennials that are easy to grow and maintain….
Antique roses are among some of the loveliest flowers to grace many gardens. If you are an avid gardener, at some point in your life among the soil and seeds, you will probably want to try your hand at antique roses. Many gardeners find themselves intimidated by antique roses. This is probably because of the general splendor of these flowers, which makes it difficult o believe that these ruffled beauties are anything but easy to plant. But that is not often the case. Antique roses can be easier to plant and care for than you might think, but that does not mean that they are effortless. However, most gardeners agree that any effort that results in a display of thriving antique roses is well worth it. Here are some tips that can make it easier to care for antique roses….
Annual plants are known for their seasonal color and showy blooms. Indeed, the best way to make your garden sparkle with color and texture is by planting seasonal annuals. There are some annuals that require constant attention and are designed to bloom for only a short period. However, there are also many easy annual plants that have a long growing and blooming season. Here are some top choices for easy annual plants that come back year after year….