Archive for April, 2009
Thursday, April 30th, 2009
When you are in a tight spot and the only way to grow is up, these annual vines will create a curtain of color in just a few weeks. They also help soften the look of a sterile fence or cover up a not-so-pretty view. Just make a trellis and these vines are ready to climb. (more…)
Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
Avant Garden 8160-3 Hanging-Standing Birdbath
This elegant birdbath measures 14.5 in diameter which is made of fluted metal with a hand-applied rust resistant finish. The bird bath’s stand is highly-decorated with leaves. This bird bath also includes a hanging wire and a ground spike so that you will be able to easily convert it from a hanging bird bath to a standing bird bath. This feature will allow you to have freedom to choose in order to create the perfect accessory to your garden and yard. It is easy to assemble, simple and elegant.
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
Whether you are a serious gardener or not, you must have the basic gardening tools necessary to keep your garden under control. Gardening is never dull especially if you have the proper tools needed to do to the job. The most basic garden tools include pruners, shears, knife, axe, weeders and tool sharpeners.
Monday, April 27th, 2009
The minuscule flowers of marjoram emerge from tiny spheres smaller than the smallest pea, and large numbers of them are to be seen on stems above the greyish-green foliage throughout the summer. On average, the plant grows to a height of 12 in, but spreads more widely than that, and its stems trail beautifully over the rim of a pot. Marjoram has an unsurpassed fragrance and is a favorite culinary herb. It has a mildly sweet flavour and is often added to roasts. Cut off the tops of the plants and dry them in sweet-scented bunches, or shred them into the potpourri. Marjoram is a perennial that is not quite able to survive Dutch winters. Sow indoors in March-April, or outdoors from the end of May. Find a sunny and sheltered position for the plants, preferably in loamy soil.
Sunday, April 26th, 2009
Succulents like Aptenia are adept at surviving in arid regions. They store moisture in their foliage and stems. The South African Aptenia cordifolia consequently grows as a perennial in that country. It barely tolerates frost and should therefore always be overwintered indoors in colder climates.