101.||Your Cottage Garden by Theresa Sontag|
Cottage gardens exude charm and character, with an informal style, very
unlike formal gardens with their immaculate lawns and regimented borders.
The cottage garden style typically consists of lots of plants, heavy on the
flowers, with paths meandering between. The ...
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102.||Landscape Maintenance: Fertilization by TimQ|
Ever wonder why someone else's lawn is so much thicker and greener? Why their flowers are so much fuller with larger Blume? Everyone knows to water their lawn, plants, etc. during dry periods, but the key to lush healthy plants is in the ...
[Added: 22 Mar 2006 Hits: 198 Words: 386]
103.||Lighting your Garden with Perennial Bulbs by Maureen Cook|
What are perennial bulbs? Bulb is a general term used by gardeners for plants which are highly condensed; their embryonic roots, stem, leaves and flower are all contained within them. Their resting period will end and growth begin when optimum moisture and temperature conditions exist. These conditions vary as different ...
[Added: 16 Mar 2006 Hits: 252 Words: 523]
104.||Low Voltage or Solar Outdoor Lighting by Johnny Shaw|
The efficiency of the solar panels including the reduction in their size coupled with the quality of the batteries they charge and the length of time they last has made the purchase of solar lights very economical.
The Old Way
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105.||Chainsaws - Caring For Your Chain by Dean Caporella|
There is a common message among professional chainsaw users... Make sure the chain
is performing at maximum efficiency.
It's amazing but many inexperienced chainsaw operators tend to overlook this very
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106.||The Origin of Mythical Creatures as Weathervanes by Ancient Mythology|
The Tower of the Winds (Horologion) built in Athens by the astronomer Andronicus around the first half of the first century BC is apparently the oldest surviving weathervane if not the very first in human history. The weathervane itself was destroyed long ago, a beautiful bronze merman ...
[Added: 11 Mar 2006 Hits: 273 Words: 615]
107.||Britney Spears Born In The Month Of The Narcissus Flower by Wesley Berry|
Born in the month of December, pop starlet Britney Spears' birth flower is the Narcissus, a flower that is known by several different names, and has many meanings. The narcissus is most commonly known as the daffodil, but is often called the jonquil in the Southern states. It is ...
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108.||Madonna Writes About English Roses, But Does She Grow Them? by Wesley Berry|
Considering that material girl Madonna has mad herself famous as a trendsetter, it's actually very likely that she does indeed grow English Roses. That's because, in terms of flowers, English Roses are relatively new to the scene and aren't found in the ...
[Added: 04 Mar 2006 Hits: 291 Words: 431]
109.||Advice on Buying and Using a Meat Smoker by Jenny Edwards|
The Theory behind It is Low and Slow
You're probably wondering what gives smoked food its smoky flavor? What causes the smoke and how does it work? In general, "low and slow" cooking does not allow you to damage meat. Because you are smoking ...
[Added: 04 Mar 2006 Hits: 405 Words: 440]
110.||Everything's Coming Up Roses by Colleen Moulding|
Scentsational ideas for getting even more pleasure from Summer's most glorious blooms.
Crystallized Rose Petals
These look so beautiful on a special occasion cake or even a cheesecake and are bound to be a conversation starter.
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111.||Lavender - A Treat For The Senses by Colleen Moulding|
Originally found in the Mediterranean countries, the perennial herb lavender, has long been prized for it's perfume and medicinal qualities. Used by the ancient Romans for it's healing and antiseptic qualities the name itself comes from the Latin "lavare" to wash.
As a garden ...
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112.||Landscaping: The Concept of Foundation Planting by Elizabeth Passage|
The special planting set close to the house is called foundation planting and has great importance since it improves and enhances the proportions of your house as well as relates the house to the grounds. Evergreens are widely ...
[Added: 01 Mar 2006 Hits: 299 Words: 355]
113.||A Japanese Garden is Not Your Ordinary Garden by David Chandler|
Japanese gardening is much different from the Western style garden. Most would say that a Japanese garden is far more soul soothing and inspires meditation. Japanese gardening is a cultural form of gardening that is meant to produce a scene that mimics ...
[Added: 01 Mar 2006 Hits: 372 Words: 435]
114.||Rock Gardens by Elizabeth Passage|
While "Rock Gardens" is the modern name, another term used in connection with natural rock gardening is "rockeries". The biggest problem is to determine the plants that are likely to succeed under the conditions that can be provided. There are no plants that can be counted as rock plants ...
[Added: 27 Feb 2006 Hits: 242 Words: 488]
115.||The Basics of Rose Gardens by Elizabeth Passage|
There are two main classes of roses: Bush roses and climbing roses. These two classifications are based entirely on tendencies of growth. Bush roses grow from 1 foot to 6 feet in height and require no support. Climbing roses produce long canes each year ...
[Added: 27 Feb 2006 Hits: 227 Words: 506]
116.||Ideas On How To Use Container Gardening To Decorate Your House And Garden by Mary Hanna|
Nearly every house and garden presents numerous attractive settings for container plants. Suburban gardens, estates, small city backyards, and summer cottages—all can be enhanced by this type of gardening. A few of the seemingly endless possibilities include entranceways, steps, courtyards, walls, ...
[Added: 23 Feb 2006 Hits: 314 Words: 991]
117.||Geraniums Galore - A Container Garden Delight by Mary Hanna|
All over the country, geraniums flaunt their red and scarlet, rose, pink, and white blooms with a gay abandon that few other plants can rival. In boxes on city fire escapes and rooftops, in window boxes ...
[Added: 23 Feb 2006 Hits: 359 Words: 952]
118.||All American Modern Art for Home and Garden Weathervanes by Dana|
Learning to appreciate and admire our own culture is sometimes a tad bit overlooked by most, as is the essence of a weather vane. Life among the garden plants, vases, flowers, trees and birds at home sometimes also goes overlooked by those who are too busy ...
[Added: 23 Feb 2006 Hits: 303 Words: 608]
119.||Relaxation in the garden starts with a Hammock by Angus Charlton|
This summer's new product for relaxing in the garden or by the pool will be the hammocks. The hammock has been penned by many designers as the "garden chaise lounge".
Hammocks come in many different styles and finishes, ...
[Added: 21 Feb 2006 Hits: 301 Words: 422]
120.||Are You Feeling Bamboo Lucky? by Dean Caporella|
I was sitting at my desk typing up a report for the evening sports bulletin when I was suddenly drawn towards a bunch of foliage adourning my kitchen window ledge. I don't know why I looked up at that ...
[Added: 21 Feb 2006 Hits: 297 Words: 504]
121.||Getting To Know What Flowers Are Seasonal And What Are Not by Liztiany Zakaria|
Flowers are available to us throughout the year. But some flowers are seasonal.
Each season offers its own flowers. But why do you need to know this information?
Well, if you are planning ...
[Added: 14 Feb 2006 Hits: 382 Words: 973]
122.||The Benefits of a Cantilever Parasol in Your Garden by Jenny Edwards|
Wouldn't it be nice to have your dinner party in the garden without a large pole obstructing the view? Do you need shade over you garden furniture but your table doesn't have a parasol hole? Or do you want to get ...
[Added: 10 Feb 2006 Hits: 382 Words: 467]
123.||Cactus Grafting: Lophophora williamsii to Trichocereus candicans as a Rapid Propagation Technique by River's Source Botanicals|
It is desirable to use a host plant such as Trichocereus candicans for grafting purposes to accelerate growth patterns for cactus such as Lophophora williamsii. Trichocereus candicans is preferred as a host plant over San Pedro or others for the following reasons:
1. Candicans is a smaller plant with a ...
[Added: 08 Feb 2006 Hits: 566 Words: 839]
124.||Choosing The Right Garden Parasol To Protect You And Your Family by Jenny Edwards|
Whether you love dining al fresco with family and friends or just lounging on a garden steamer with a glass of iced tea enjoying your gardens beauty, make sure you shade yourself from the unpredictable British summer weather with a ...
[Added: 08 Feb 2006 Hits: 438 Words: 487]
125.||The Beginners Guide To Making a Water Feature by Morgan Bradfield|
The Beginners Guide To Making a Water Feature
A water feature is a lovely accent to a landscaped yard or flower garden. It provides a wonderful background for flowers and plants alike as well as providing the soothing sound of trickling water.
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126.||How to choose contemporary Rattan weather proof Garden Furniture by Angus Charlton|
In today's market place there is such a wide range of contemporary garden furniture available. Here's some advice for helping you choose the right furniture for your garden or patio area.
If you've decided that you ...
[Added: 08 Feb 2006 Hits: 303 Words: 521]
127.||I Got An Important Lesson In Chainsaw Safety by Dean Caporella|
My neighbor Barry loves his gadgets. You know the type; spends half his time watching the handyman channel and the other half in his garage playing with his tools. There's always something going on in Barry's garage. His wife Linda says at least she knows where he is ...
[Added: 08 Feb 2006 Hits: 607 Words: 1365]
128.||Garden Heating The Traditional Way by Angus Charlton|
With the increased new trend in outdoor living, which has undoubtedly been by TV Gardening DIY programs, we are all spending more money on our garden and patio areas. Creating an inspirational outdoor living space is something ...
[Added: 03 Feb 2006 Hits: 300 Words: 838]
129.||How to Create a Backyard Oasis by Kristen Fischer|
As every homeowner is surely aware, a backyard can be transformed into a relaxing outdoor retreat. With some hard work and dedication, you can turn your simple backyard into a garden of delight. A garden pond is a wonderful way to bring new life to ...
[Added: 03 Feb 2006 Hits: 267 Words: 397]
130.||Mower Maintenance for a Perfect Lawn by David Chandler|
Growing and maintaining a lush green lawn takes care and the right equipment. The right lawn mover for your landscape and proper maintenance of your equipment will ensure a nice even lawn. A good lawn mower should cut the grass and not tear or rip it out.
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131.||Bamboo To The Rescue! by Dean Caporella|
It was a sunny winter's afternoon; another perfect Sydney day. I was on my balcony enjoying the sunshine when I heard a familiar voice. It was my neighbour Tom.
"Hey Dean. My garden's looking good," he said in a proud and confident tone. "But I can't help ...
[Added: 31 Jan 2006 Hits: 265 Words: 780]
132.||Buying a Snow Blower - here are a few tips to remember by Christopher Smith|
Some people love snow and welcome its arrival, while others wince at the back pain they have to look forward to. Its not surprising that these 2 people fall into 2 groups: those with snow ...
[Added: 29 Jan 2006 Hits: 406 Words: 761]
133.||Characteristics of Different Types of Soil by Alex Fir|
The most important factor when beginning to cultivate your garden is to know your soils texture. Take a handful of moist soil and roll it between your palms until it forms a sausage shape. If it feels gritty and breaks ...
[Added: 25 Jan 2006 Hits: 474 Words: 394]
134.||Enjoy your Garden and Patio for longer with a Gas Patio Heater by Angus Charlton|
With the increased new trend in outdoor living, which has undoubtedly been by TV Gardening DIY programs, we are all spending more money on our garden and patio areas. Creating an inspirational outdoor living space is something we can all do, with a wide range of hard and soft ...
[Added: 25 Jan 2006 Hits: 326 Words: 701]
135.||Who Invented Wall Fountains? by Matt Iselin|
Wall fountains are also known as single face or fašade fountains. It is not possible to ascribe the invention of wall fountains to an individual. However, it can be said with certainty that wall fountains did not originate in the western world. The hot ...
[Added: 24 Jan 2006 Hits: 658 Words: 514]
136.||Ten Simple Steps to Taking Cuttings by Fran Barnwell|
There are several different types of cuttings that you can take from plants – the most common are softwood, semi-ripe and hardwood. These refer to how woody and therefore how old the plant stem is.
Softwood cuttings are taken from the ...
[Added: 24 Jan 2006 Hits: 271 Words: 525]
137.||How to Choose a Perfect Wood Porch Swing by Tanya Turner|
What types of wood are best for a porch swing?
You can get porch swings made from different types of wood. The most popular are cedar, pine, cypress and alder.
Cedar is the most desirable wood for porch swings because it is very beautiful, ...
[Added: 19 Jan 2006 Hits: 326 Words: 560]
138.||How to choose your garden furniture and make it last by Angus Charlton|
Garden furniture is now a fashion item as the patio and garden increasingly become an additional functional space to the home.
Before you buy any garden furniture it is strongly recommended that you do some research. Doing so will greatly increase ...
[Added: 19 Jan 2006 Hits: 293 Words: 795]
139.||The Rooster's Immortal Perch, Hand Crafted Weathervanes by dana|
The weathervane is most often thought of as a metal rooster on the top of a barn that points in the direction of the blowing wind. That is a weathervane point in the direction of the origin of the wind. A compass rose is fixed below the rooster and points ...
[Added: 18 Jan 2006 Hits: 389 Words: 625]
140.||Garden Leaf Blowers - More Power to Your Elbow by Leonard Mutch|
Garden leaf blowers are powered generally either by gas or electric. Our article below will guide you to make the best choice of leaf blower for your portability needs, and garden size.
Gas Leaf Blowers ...
[Added: 17 Jan 2006 Hits: 277 Words: 586]
141.||Make A Good First Impression: Landscape Your Driveway by Ron King|
Is your driveway landscaped? It should be.
This includes the driveway itself, as well as the design elements on both sides. All sorts of materials from softscape options to hardscape are available to make your driveway attractive.
Make A Good Entrance
As the entrance to ...
[Added: 16 Jan 2006 Hits: 848 Words: 523]
142.||Boost Yield by Adding CO2 to Your Hydroponic Garden by Katherine Keleher|
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is required by crops to execute the photosynthesis process. Throughout photosynthesis, CO2 is mixed with water, nutrients, and light from the sun (or hydroponic garden light) to produce important sugars that provide the plant's light.
Why should you add ...
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143.||Tips for choosing a landscaping firm by Thomas Paul|
It is known to everyone that landscaping will make the yard very attractive, at the same time attractiveness is not the sole benefit that we can enjoy from a properly planed and implemented landscaping. It is rightly said that we have to ...
[Added: 29 Dec 2005 Hits: 275 Words: 752]
144.||Joyful Autumn Rose Growing by Ron King|
The autumn months of September and October are when roses perform at their peak. After faithfully following proper rose procedures up to this point, now -- at last -- you should begin to reap the rewards of full, vibrant, ...
[Added: 29 Dec 2005 Hits: 408 Words: 328]
145.||Landscaping with Roses by Alex Fir|
Roses have many uses in the home garden, both as standalone bushes and climbers and as part of an overall landscape of plants and flowers. The newest thinking in landscape gardening is to combine roses with other types of native plants and flowers, ...
[Added: 26 Dec 2005 Hits: 393 Words: 486]
146.||Say it with Flowers by Fred Smith|
Flowers have become universal symbols of emotions. Whenever there is a special occasion, people buy flowers to celebrate or to let someone know that they are special. People, especially men, say with flowers what they ...
[Added: 09 Dec 2005 Hits: 345 Words: 793]
147.||How to Grow Wildflowers by Michael McGroarty|
You are welcome to use this article on your website or in your newsletter as long as you reprint it as is, including the contact
information at the end. Website URLs must be active links. You are welcome to use this article with an ...
[Added: 06 Dec 2005 Hits: 285 Words: 1351]
148.||Botanical Prints for scientific research and collecting by Gary Prestwich|
Botanical prints have a wonderful dual purpose: they are lovely aesthetic pieces, akin to fine art, but also have the meticulous detail necessary for science.
Botanical prints often reflect the preoccupations of society during the time in which they were created. For ...
[Added: 06 Dec 2005 Hits: 342 Words: 449]
149.||Top 10 Lawn and Garden Care Tips by Bridget Mwape|
The following lawn and garden care tips will help you get the most from your garden.
1. Different soil types have different watering needs. Loosen the soil around plants so it can quickly absorb water and nutrients. Early morning or night is the best time for ...
[Added: 04 Dec 2005 Hits: 323 Words: 420]
150.||A Look at Washington DC Flower Delivery Services by Eddie Tobey|
A really great tool for searching for florists is the 'local' search frame in Google. By searching here you can find an enormous amount of information about local florists. For Washington CD flower delivery, a recent search yielded over 200 sources. Find the florist that can meet your pricing and ...
[Added: 03 Dec 2005 Hits: 257 Words: 318]