Saturday, 31 December 2016

How to grow a cactus?













Hey folks, I am back with another tutorial of gardening and today I would giving my suggestions on how to grow a cactus plant at home, so , let’s get started.

Here are tips to follow-

1-      Either buy the cactus seed or pick up the seed pods- you can simply go for buying the seeds from the market or you can also choose the path of finding the seeds from the old cactus plant.

2-      After you get the seeds, do go for planting the seeds at the high level of drainage soil. Also go to plant the seeds in clean and shallow containers, which would be filled with the suitable soil. Also, do moisten the soil thoroughly, before you go for planting but do make sure that you do not allow any standing water to remain.

3-      The time you've moistened the soil and also planted your cactus seeds, just make sure that you cover the container with a transparent lid and just place it somewhere in a location, where the you feel that the seeds will receive a good amount of sun heat.

4-      Take care of the temperature as it requires high-temperature.

5-      Take care of the seeds now, and do water them once or twice in a day.

After, you perform the steps; you would be able to find out the buds coming out. So, be precautious enough for the buds as well and see your hard work blossoming up.  

Saturday, 24 December 2016

How to grow the Sunflower?










The Flower Sunflower means the messenger of the bright and sunny Summers. The sunflowers are grown for the beauty as well as for the health. The seeds of the Sunflowers are considered as the most useful product of it ,so if you wish to have this plant in your house then just keep reading.

The steps to plant the Sunflower plant-

1- If you want to grow a healthy Sunflowers then the preferred best locations would be with the direct sun as they do prefer the long and hot summers to flower in a well manner.
2- The Sunflowers plants do have a very long and tap size type root, which need to be stretched out, so, the plants can be dug properly.
3- Never forget to Find out a very well and drained location, and also prepare the soil by digging an area for about 2-3 feet in the circumference.
4- Do use organic and good fertilizers that would be very good for the plants.
5-If it is possible for you then just put the seeds in a space. which is quite sheltered from the strong winds.
6-Also before you move for the planting option, do decide whether you want to grow a fun sunflower tower.

Always be careful, for planting the sunflower because they do require the care from one side. They are quite prolific and very easy to plant.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Vegetative Propagations part- Bulbs. What is BULBS?











Hello, friends I am back with another part of gardening that will help you to grow more plants and in the affordable price. Last time I talked about the essential parts of vegetative propagation and today I am goanna tell you another part of it, and it is Bulbs. Now, the question is what is called bulbs?
Bulbs- a bulb is the part of plant or any vegetable that is the underground stem.  Mainly, the leaves are attached to the stem part of any plant and all these leaves have abundant amount of stored food in it, which is truly a very astonishing part of any plant. If you look closely to the bulbs that you will find that in its inner most part of the plant there is an apical bud. Apart from this, you will also find the attached lateral buds in it.
The apical buds always help in generating the new flowers and leaves and the lateral buds aids to produce the new shoot part. When the plant grows and develops more, it will automatically form a new bulb underground.
So, if you plan to use the bulbs to grow more and more plants than I must say you have a very smart choice. This is the most affordable way to go for the growing plants. So, be slightly precautious enough when you are planning to go for the bulbs option as they require little bit of attention as well.   


Saturday, 10 December 2016

The basic tool of Gardening











Till now, I have discussed many more things about gardening but today I want to discuss about something scientific. Don't worry it’s not that tough to understand after all I will not use the scientific terms because I don't know their English but yes, in the simple words I would like talk about the basic techniques that will help you in the beginning of the gardening. And it’s the vegetative propagating techniques.  There are several ways that you can find out for growing the plants without using the seeds and in this the techniques that are included are division, cuttings, layering and grafting. These techniques have the advantages like reproducing the plant just precise to the parent, because the new plants are raised vegetatively from the part of the parent.

Here is a technique that will aid you a lot.

Division-There are many plants in the world that reproduce naturally by means of vegetative propagation, using runners, bulbils, offsets or just the additional crowns. These are the plants that reproduce like this can easily be raised as new plants as soon as they have produced the few roots of their own, and sometimes even before that.

You don't have to apply so many tricks for that just merely separate these from their parent just by, cutting runners, breaking away the bulbils and offsets, and also dividing or cutting away the groups of healthy crowns. Division is the very basic and main method of raising new plants.




Friday, 2 December 2016

Care For the Indoor Gardening









When you see your successful indoor garden, you may feel happy and refresh every time you see it and after seeing it you might fall for Gardenia, a beautiful plant. But have you ever wonder there are many steps you need to keep in mind before you go for the purchasing the Gardenia? Yes, if you don't be careful with the plant, you might feel that you have bought a lemon. So, here the tips and tricks that can help you out.

You may sometimes feel that the other indoor plants take very little attention, while the Gardenia is quite fussy and it may give you headache if not treated properly.  

When you decide to grow the gardenias indoor, within the immuring part of your home, at that point it would require a very close attention to humidity, light and pest control. If you place it in the correct environment and render the proper care, an indoor gardenia will reward you with its glossy green leaves and aromatic flowers.

When you decide to bring the Gardenia at home, it is quite essential at that point to have the best place picked out because they do not respond, when they have to being moved around. This place that you choose  should have plenty of light, and at least half a day of the direct sun, and try to keep it in a room with a temperature that is about 55 F. (13 C.) during the day and 64 F. (18 C.) at night.


So, just follow these simple tricks and tips, if you wish to garden Gardenia.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Beautiful And Affordable Raised Garden Bed








There are lot more ways to make your garden to look flawless and beautiful. But "For the beauty, one always need to pay high", this is almost everyone thinks but it's not so, in terms of Gardening.   

There are many affordable ways that anyone can opt for a raised garden bed. Basically, only 3 steps are required to make the precise and head turning garden-bed.

Plant the most beautiful and affordable plants:-  if you are trying to produce your own then its type of classic case which is reciprocal of reality( as the reality includes lots of poor, acidic, or even lead-contaminated soil). So, just don't give up on the home-grew crop yet.

Trying to build up your own raised garden beds — for both edible and decorative plants — is quite easier than you think. Just stick to a simple design and pick up a hammer for a DIY garden; you'll use all summer long.

Step-1- First of first, choose a square or rectangular layout for the simplicity. When talking about the materials, regular wood won't impede the rain and moisture. Instead, go for opting vinyl or pressure-treated lumber, which is mainly designed to be weather-resistant.

Secondly, if you plan to place your garden bed directly on the ground, then just make sure that all the sides are tall enough for 6-inch soil so that the roots don't reach the ground.

Step-2-Build it up- Nail all the sides properly so that there is no flimsiness left. After that drill 1-inch holes, every 12 inches to allow excess water to escape. After all these construction work, fill the mud and fertilizers fully.

Step-3- After filling up the mud, plant your small plants. Nourish them and take care of them properly.

These are the few simple steps to decorate your small area into a beautiful garden.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Convert Your small space Balcony into fairy tales world......

At home there is actually no better place than the garden for enjoying the morning sun, twilight and fresh air. Whenever talk about the garden, maybe the first thing coming to your mind is the vast and bigger grass, lush flowers and the magnificent water features as well as comfortable garden benches and much more. But for those of you, who mainly live in a small apartment, that is too lavishing to reach. Are you planning to quit your dream of garden? Have you really forgotten your balcony?



Just drop your vicious thoughts if you are planning to quit. There are lots of inspiring ideas of balcony garden you can learn and that can change the look of your balcony. Regardless of how less spacious your balcony is, with some bold, good and smart ideas, you can have a small outdoor oasis that full of life. The lovely pots with flowers, bright fabrics, decorative pillows and the painted floor can make your small balcony garden to look more colorful, lavishing and lively. If the space is available, you can also put a small hammock or comfortable sofa there in order to comfort yourself. And after all that you really can enjoy your spare time. In the evening, the cute candle lanterns will make your mini garden more romantic and mysterious.


Following few small ideas can also thrive your living standard, never let any negative thought to reside in your heart and mind. Just imply some of your creativity and see the change by yourself. Also see the few examples of it.





Friday, 11 November 2016

The Method Of Budding






Budding is the method of plant propagation has the advantage of producing of numerous clones from a single stem or twig, each node being a potential source of one budded scion. But in grafting, this same piece of the stem may account for only single scion.

It is, therefore, advantageous where there is a limited source of plant cuttings or scion for grafting.  Likewise, the necessity of transporting bulky scions is eliminated. However, the clones produced to take the longer time to develop into the right sizes for out planting than grafted seedlings. Various techniques are used, mostly applicable to young plants in active growth with stems in which the bank is easily separable from the wood.

Budding, often called bud grafting, is an artificial method of asexual or vegetative propagation in plants. Like grafting, this method is employed to convert one plant type with desirable characteristics. Similarly, the resulting plants, in general, have shortened stature and maturity as compared to plants propagated from seed.

Budding is a rapid form of top working that works well through T-budding and chip budding when branches measure less than one half inch in diameter. Fruits used budding techniques for top working fruit trees and producing new cultivators. Budding different cultivators onto a common rootstock produces a multi-variety tree that yields more than one type of fruit .Propagate heirloom plants through budding and gift them to friends and relatives. T-budding works best for ornamental plants such as hibiscus, holly, lilac, and rose. 

 

Monday, 7 November 2016

CREATIVE PRUNING

Nothing brings a touch of artistry to the garden like ornamental pruning, and a sequence of premeditated cuts can produce landscapes and evoke faraway places. All that's needed to restructure the effect in the garden are a sharp pair of pruners, some imagination, and the instruction found in The Art of Creative Pruning. Depiction on both eastern and western styles, author Jake Hobson moves beyond the traditional lollipops and animals and teaches a wholly new approach to ornamental pruning that appeals to modern sensibilities.

Jake Hobson's pruning style is a merge of organic cloud pruning and traditional Japanese niwaki pruning, creating beautiful and unusual shapes from trees and shrubs which would not be out of place surrounding a fairy tale castle.
He initially trained as a sculptor at the Slade and developed an interest in gardens during a visit to Japan, where he ended up living for two years, working at a conventional tree nursery in Osaka and learning the art of pruning in the Japanese style.
Jake Hobson’s style can be used to stunning effect to generate unusual flowing shapes and that are a far cry from the rigid and structured topiary we have come to associate with stately gardens.
A well-pruned plant can summon up far-off places, elicit surprise or shock, and even make you laugh. This is no usual book about pruning but one that explores its creative side, unveiling sculptural landscapes that feature boxwoods trimmed into whimsical Russian nesting dolls, hedges inscribed with words, and a tree snipped to resemble the toppling tiers of a wedding cake.
Wielding the pruners is a fun activity. While clipping may not come as expected to all, Jake Hobson's unique blend of east-meets-west topiary is compelling, his enthusiasm infectious, and his instructions clear as he exhorts us to "Clip hard, be brave and learn from your mistakes." His cheering advice is supported by a wealth of information about which plants to use, how to achieve the desired shape, and when to prune.
A far cry from classic topiary, the artfully clipped plants showcased here are lively and fresh. With a sturdy emphasis on free-form, naturalistic pruning they blend seamlessly into their surroundings: trees are pruned to reflect the wider landscape; a boxwood ball is used as a repeating motif that adds to the overall coherence of a garden, and a billowing cloud-pruned hedge defines the character of an outdoor space.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Buying and Renting in Melbourne






Melbourne often comes out tops on global live ability surveys and it’s hard to see why .With a bustling cosmopolitan atmosphere, a thriving arts scene and a welcoming cafe culture, Melbourne is beloved by locals and visitors alike.

Kew is another Melbourne property destination offering a slice of riverside living and plenty of green space to boot, located just six kilometers from the Melbourne central business district, kew falls within the local government area of the city of Boroondara kew, is a great place to get outdoors and enjoy the community you will find a plenty of cycling paths and places to take a walk here.

Home to Brighton beach which is also sometimes known as the Dendy street beach and features an iconic row of colorful bathing boxes as well as the middle Brighton pier and the historic middle Brighton municipal baths, Brighton is a great place to enjoy a coastal life style, Brighton falls under jurisdiction of bayside city council and has a thriving arts and culture scene

Homes here range from historic 18 century mansions to contemporary-style apartments and family properties for more than a century, Melbournians have flocked to Brighton for its beautiful sea views.

Friday, 4 November 2016

WINTER FLOWERING

Autumn is the perfect time to plant out bedding plants for spring flowering. Winter bedding plants are often referred to as spring bedding plants or even autumn bedding plants. However, there’s no need to get confused. Simply put, they are biennials or perennials, which are planted from September to November. Most common bedding plants flower throughout the winter during milder spells, before putting on a burst of vigorous growth in the spring.

Try planting winter bedding plants in beds, borders, containers, window boxes or hanging baskets for a welcome splash of color when few other plants are in flower. Why not try planting spring bulbs underneath your bedding plants for something a bit different!

·       PANSIES
A sturdy of winter bedding displays, Pansy plants are so versatile and will bloom for far longer than any other winter flowering bedding plant. Pansies provide a welcome splash of color in beds, borders, containers, window boxes and hanging baskets! Available in many colors, including white, purple, blue, red, orange and yellow, nurture winter-flowering pansies in a sunny or partially shaded position and dead-head recurrently for continuous flowering.

·       VIOLAS
Generally faintly smaller than Pansies, Viola plants produce an abundance of dainty flowers on neat compact growth for a more delicate display. As adaptable as pansies, you can buy upright varieties such as Viola 'Sweeties' or trailing violas such as Viola 'Allspice Mixed' which are ideal for winter hanging baskets. Many violas often have a pleasant sweet fragrance too.

·       PRIMROSE 
It is a well-loved cottage garden bedding plant. Modern breeding has given us an embarrassment of new colors, sizes and improved flowering in primrose plants. Try this enduring perennial bedding plant in beds, borders, window boxes and containers to add sparkle to your garden on dull winter days.
·       POLYANTHUS
Compact and bright, Polyanthus plants diverge slightly to primroses in that the flowers are produced in umbels atop short, sturdy stems. Colorful and long-lasting flowers, Polyanthus are superb winter bedding plants for beds, borders, window boxes and containers. For a fragrant display try Polyanthus 'Most Scented Mix'.

  •   FORGET-ME-NOT


This pretty winter bedding plant erupts with a plenty of dainty flowers in the spring and is the perfect partner for spring bulbs. Conventionally blue, Forget-me-not plants are also available in pink and white, such as Myosotis 'Sylva' Mix. Masses of tiny button flowers produce a frothy effect in beds, borders, and containers, and plants will happily self-seed for a continuous display in the garden every year.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

VEGETABLE GARDEN: TIPS FOR GOOD YIELD

The secret to super productive gardening is taking the time now to plan the strategies that are planned according to your garden. Here are some high-yield strategies gleaned from gardeners who have learned to make the most of their garden space.

Expert gardeners agree that building up the soil is the single most important factor in hiking the yields. A deep, rich soil encourages the growth of healthy, extensive roots that are able to reach more nutrients and water. The result: extra-lush, extra-productive growth above ground.

The fastest way to get a deep layer of fertile soil is to make raised beds. Raised beds yield up to four times more than the same amount of space planted in rows. Plants grow close enough together to shade out competing weeds so you spend less time weeding. The close spacing also makes watering and harvesting more efficient.

·        Interplanting compatible crops saves space, too. Consider corn, beans, and squash. Sturdy cornstalks support the pole beans, while squash grows freely on the ground below, shading out competing weeds. This combination works because the crops are compatible. Other compatible combinations include tomatoes, basil, and onions; leaf lettuce and peas or brassicas; carrots, onions, and radishes; and beets and celery. 
   
   Plant cherry or grape or tomatoes, and you'll get lots of tomatoes in compact clusters. They'll do well in the ground or in containers, so plant them in any accessible sunny spot.

·       It only takes about 45 days for radishes to reach harvest size, so that's another spot in your garden that you can replant.


·          In addition to growing what you eat, try growing tasty beverages also. 
·        Aim to harvest in the morning, which is when plants are filled with nutrients and moisture. 

·        Saving at least some of your own seeds will definitely mean spending less money on your garden each year, plus you’ll enjoy the convenience of always having a ready supply of plantable seeds. 


·        You need to buy high-quality organic compost, but make a habit of piling together pulled plants, leaves, tattered mulches and other organic materials to create rich compost for free.

    Growing types that store for a long time, such as butternut squash and shallots, will allow you to eat fresh food from your own garden all winter. 

Friday, 14 October 2016

OCTOBER TIPS FOR GARDENING

October means plenty of work is still there to be done which includes a lot of lifting and clearing of summer flowering items, moreover, many flower and vegetable varieties can be sown at this time too. Here are some general tips which would help in reviving your garden in this autumn season.

LAWN CARE:
·       Cut the perennials that have died down.
·       Collect seeds from the garden to sow next year.
·       Continue mowing lawns until the growth of grass stops.
·       Care for the lawn by brushing leaves off the grass.Collect them in a leaf bag, which will turn them into useful leaf mould.
·       Add autumn fertilizer to established lawns.
·       Renovate old lawns or create new grass areas

FLOWERS:
  •  Seeding should be finished by early October.
  •  Plant tulips now.
  • Plant spring bedding and biennials, such as wall-flowers, for spring displays.
  • Pots and hanging baskets can be planted with spring bedding, along with bulbs, grasses, and cyclamen for a colorful display.
  • Plant up winter hanging baskets and containers using myosotis, dwarf wallflowers, and spring flowering bulbs.


VEGETABLES:
  • Plant out spring cabbages
  • Harvest apples, pears, grapes and nuts
  • Continue watering, especially evergreens if soils are dry.
  • Transplant deciduous trees once they have dropped their leaves.
  • Place wire guards around trunks of young fruit trees for protection against mice
  • Lift and store root crops such as carrots, beetroot, and potatoes.



Regularly check for insects, or disease damage throughout the garden and take the necessary steps to control the problems.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Gardening: Bees, Wasps and You

Gardening: Bees, Wasps and You
If you are a gardener then you must know the trouble for this time of the year. It is the time for the two of the biggest enemies for gardeners enjoying their beautiful garden, the evil Bees, and the wicked Wasps. During this time of the year, these two trouble makers are the biggest headaches for anyone indulged in gardening or simply enjoying the gardens. But things get a bit complicated with them. A little negligence might call for a painful and poisonous sting. So here are some methods to handle the bees and wasps avoiding being stung by them.
·         Weeds and Overgrown grass: First things first, remove the overgrown grass and weeds. These weedy areas are perfect for the bees and wasps to make their nests. Removing them will not only discourage their numbers but will also help you to handle your garden better.
·         Choice of Clothes while in Garden: You need to be more cautious about your clothing. Loose clothing or bright colorful dresses may make you more vulnerable to these guys. Try to choose clothes with white or khaki color to come out in the garden
·         Avoid Sharp Smells: Wearing cologne or sharp smelling shampoos in hair might attract them more and cause you more trouble.

Winter is around the corner and insects like bees are really desperate to find more and more nectar to survive the winter hibernation. Thus, making peace with them is the best option for both the parties. For more suggestions and help in gardening, keep following us.

Monday, 26 September 2016

STEP-BY-STEP PLANNING OF YOUR FIRST VEGETABLE GARDEN

Having your own garden is both rewarding and fun. All you require to get started is some a few plants and good soil. But to become a successful vegetable gardener, it takes to keep your garden vigorous and healthy.



The basics you need to know-
To feed the soil is a must for organic gardeners. Although different mineral nutrients and fertilizers should be combined regularly to the garden, the most useful material for maintaining and building a well-balanced and healthy soil is organic matter, like compost, animal manures, and shredded leaves.

The area of your garden i.e. the amount of sunlight it gets, closeness to a source of water, and protection from frost is important.

There are 2 primary approaches to planning the design of a vegetable garden:

·       Row Cropping -This is basically what comes to mind when you decide about what to grow in a garden with vegetables. You put plants single file in rows, leaving a walking space between every row.Row cropping is best for big vegetable gardens and makes it easier to use a mechanical device like tillers to battle weeds.

·       Intensive cropping -This kind of making a garden with vegetables means doing in wide bands, usually 1-4 feet across and as long as you wish. Intensive cropping decreases the amount of space required for paths, but the nearer spacing of the plants generally means you have to weed using your hand.


 Some careful observation and keeping a record of it may teach you more about growing vegetables than any single authority or book.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Things to know before you shop flowers for your garden


Seeds or plants?
Both annuals and perennials can be sown from seed straightforwardly in the greenhouse, yet it will take a while for them to grow, shoot out and sprout - a few weeks for annuals, up to a year for perennials. To shorten this wait, you can purchase grown plants. It's ideal to purchase plants that aren't flowering yet.

Work cost
Try and maintain a record of work cost of the garden: The cost of annuals plants or any season sprout is derived from the fact that they require customary watering and treating. That is each one of those blossoms in all season takes a ton of water and supplements, and also daylight.  Perennials aren't absolutely joyful - relying upon the species and on your atmosphere and soil, they additionally require some watering and manure, yet not as much consideration as annuals. 

Shade
Just as a few plants need sunlight, some thrive under the shade but ordinarily, the less daylight you receive, the less flowers you will get; in an excess of shade the plants may grow leaves but no flowers. A few types of annuals and perennials can sprout in under eight hours a day of daylight, however you'll need to search them out. When purchasing plants, read names, seed package or index numbers carefully.


Right plant, correct spot. Frequently we fall for a bloom on its appearance, how good it might look in our garden and pay little heed to whether we can give it what it needs. Instead of falling prey too these attractive plants set up a mental plan of your garden with plants for direct sun, ground cover, shade loves and hangable. 

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Organic Gardening & its benefits

Personal health and environmental are the 2 basic benefits of organic gardening that are attaining popularity. Organic is definitely in, no more organic vegetables and fruits are just for the tree-huggers. They have entered the mainstream diet vigorously.
So what are the benefits actually?


·       Taste – Fresh fruits and vegetables have an explosion of flavour that bears little similarity to the taste of market raised produce. For vegetables and fruits that do not need to be cooked, they can be tested directly in the garden.
·       Health – An organic garden has no toxic chemicals, which means that its produce is also toxic free. Organic produce has a higher mineral and vitamin content than those produced with the help of chemical herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers.
·       Money – Purchasing organic produce can cost up to 50% or more over the regular market. By growing your own, will save money. Storing the excess will make your garden last long in the winter without purchasing greenhouse vegetables from the market.
·       Spiritual – While tilling the soil or planting seeds, or pulling weeds, any organic gardener thinks- being in the garden brings him closer to nature, working and watching the garden grow makes him feel he is part of something huge.
·       Environment – Lack of chemical run-off is beneficial as small insects, animals or birds are not harmed by chemical use. Organic gardeners are constantly building up the soil with organic matter. By combining organic waste into compost, you help relieve landfills since the waste will otherwise be filling up space there.
The benefits of organic gardening are much more than this. Only a few of the best ones are listed above.


Thursday, 8 September 2016


10 best groundcover plants

10 best groundcover plants
Everyone thinks of a house with a garden. And even in that garden, the first thought goes to flowers. Let’s say you got your flowers, what’s next? A jungle with no space to set a foot in? Or an area left to be called mini-desert? The plants which make a garden are ground-covers. Groundcovers are attractive and fill the area which other plants won’t grow, and can be used as alternatives to high-maintenance lawns. Check these options out if you don’t really want a mini-desert:


1.       Bigroot Geranium
Scientific name: Geranium macrorrhizum
Tough and aggressive, big root is perennial and a complete step-able, stamp and tread all you like. A low-maintenance plant, it barely grows up to 1-1.5 feet tall and loves the sun. Blooms in pink, pale pink and red or variegated and can be planted in shades. It is resilient and weather tough and can survive through droughts.

2. Spotted Dead Nettle
Lamium maculatum is considered a weed by many gardeners, dead nettle is aggressive and invasive. Densely clustered, it has beautifully nettled leaves and flowers colored in white, pink and purple and it likes shade and cool.

3. Moss Rose
Absolutely adorable plant, Portulaca grandiflora or moss rose has and tiny cup-shaped colorful flowers in red, white and orange and spreads extensively all around the space with its needle-like foliage. It is highly tolerant of poor conditions and is annual or perennial.
4. Helianthemum
This sunny little plant is commonly known as ‘Sun Rose’ or even ‘Rock Rose’ and never grows taller than 1 feet. Comes in shades of orange, pink, yellow, scarlet, and white, there are some varieties that bloom for a long time from spring to autumn and disappears in cold winter but remains evergreen in warm setups.
5. Lilyturf (Liriope)
Lily is showy and tough groundcover with lush and deep green leaves with upright tufts. Spiky and beautiful flowers in shades of violet or lavender stay until the fall. Muscari and Liriope are pretty famous.
Grow it between tall shrubs and shady places, or border alongside walkways.
6. Sweet Woodruff
Fragrant and Sweet, woodruff is an excellent ground cover if you want to add a distinct aroma to the garden. It grows best in part shade and full shade with on well-drained soil and grows up to only 8-10 inches even when in bloom. Right from mid-spring, sweet woodruff blooms in great numbers all the while releasing fragrance when crushed.
7. Creeping Thyme (Lankford)
Thymus serpyllum is low-growing aromatic and flowering herb. It is perennial and like other varieties of thyme it is edible too and adds the same flavor to the food. It barely grows up to 3 inches. Interestingly, it is deer-resistant while being an amazing alternative to grass.
8. Brass Button
A perfect lawn substitute Leptinella squalida 'Platts Black' is one plant on which you can walk on without thinking much. Brass button too forms yellow-golden flowers that bloom from spring to summer. And is equally lively in temperates to subtropical climates both.
9. Creeping Phlox
With pleasant flowers with pastel hues, Creeping Phlox is a sturdy and low-maintenance plant. It can be used in landscaping difficult areas as it can grow between rocks or cascades down slopes. It can also be used as a border to flowerbeds.
10. Sedum
The genus ‘Sedum’ has a range of ornamental plants that you can grow as a ground cover in full sun. its flowers appear in summer and sedum has about 400 species which can be grown in every climate.

Ground covers are excellent for any garden and without a doubt are necessary too. I think they just tell us to never underestimate something that small. 

Monday, 29 August 2016

Spring Flowers For Your Garden

For all those with a green thumb and spring enthusiasm, here is list that grows as the frost melts:



1.       Pansy
Scientific Name:Violaxwittrockiana
With small cheerful flowers, pansies have always been the choice of a springtime gardener. With a preference for cool weather and partly shaded areas, it can be planted in hanging pots or even in small window boxes
2.       Fawn Lilies
Scientific Name:Erythronium
Fawn lilies are ephemeral flowers, meaning that they are short-lived but reappear annually. Varieties such as the creamy White Beauty and yellow Pagoda are enough to awe-struck a plant lover while the leaves are mottled akin to a fawn.

3.       Bloodroot
Scientific Name:Sanguinariacanadensis
Dubbed as the Beauty with the beast Bloodroot is a spring flower that makes its first appearance in March and lasts through the spring. The best place to plant it would be either a woodland garden or shaded area beyond the reach of the sun.

4.       Snowdrop Anemone
Scientific Name:Anemone nemorosa
Beautiful and small, the clusters of fragrant snowdrop anemone are bright and full of life whether in the sun or in the shade and even pulls up an appearance again in autumn with the same gusto.
5.       Lilac
Scientific Name:Syringa vulgaris
Gardeners’ all-time favorites with a fragrance that takes the wits away. With numerous varieties Lilacs grace, the spring with a playful lilt with its different shapes be it shrubs or trees. Usually blooms on old wood, it last long enough for one to become used to them.

6.       Yellow Trillium
Scientific Name:Trillium luteum
Another flower that disappears without a word just to appear in the next spring, Trilliums have always been a group lover. Neither does it fiercely compete for soil resources as its peers do and fits nicely with the shade-lover cluster in a garden while staying around 16 inches tall.

7.       Grape Hyacinth
Scientific Name:Muscariarmeniacum
Grape hyacinths look like inverted bunches of grapes. One of the early bloomers, they cluster and hang about from the stalks while looking beautiful at it. They are about 8 inches in height.

8.       Daffodil
Scientific Name:Narcissus
Daffodils love a spring show. Pretty looking flowers could prance about if plants could walk. With a number of varieties it comes in different shapes and sizes with bright colors, it likes the sun and disappears as the spring recedes and grow back up the next spring.

9.       Tulip
Scientific Name:Tulipa
Cheerfulness and classy, tulips are the choice of a springtime gardener.With a large selection to choose from, tulips can be found in all type of shapes and sizes. Pick out a sunny spot and grow these petal-full blooms the upcoming spring.

10.   Oakleaf Hydrangea
Scientific Name:Hydrangea quercifolia
Hydrangea blooms late in spring and grows vigorously with dense foliage and large flowers. Prefers partly shady grounds, OakleafHydrangea is perfect for a big effect in small gardens.

Beautiful garden is made up of beautiful plants, and these plants will only add to the beauty