Gardens

  • Container Gardening For Small Spaces
    Egyptian tomb paintings dating from 1500BC illustrate lotus ponds surrounded by rows of palms and acacias. The Persians, Greeks and Romans cultivated spectacular gardens. Growing things, whether for c....
  • Tropical Hibiscus Flowers - How To Care For Them
    One of the most beautiful flowers in the world belongs to the Malvaceae family, it is the Tropical Hibiscus. Similar flowers in relation to the hibiscus are the “hardy hibiscus”, the “Confederat....
  • Decorative Birdhouses
    Decorative birdhouses are only as good as the materials that they are made from. Flimsy birdhouses made of poor quality wood may look fine when you buy them in the store, but they'll quickly fade, ag....
  • Backyard Sheds
    A backyard shed is a wonderful convenience for many homeowners. Having one easily accessible place to safely store tools, yard equipment, or camping gear can help you get organized and perhaps complet....
  • Annual Flowers
    Annuals, perennials, perennials, annuals--the nomenclature with this way of classifying flowers has always struck me as backward, even when I was eight years old. Annuals should be flowers you plant o....
  • Outdoor Vinyl Sheds
    Even though we may love spending time in the great outdoors--camping, fishing, gardening, playing in the pool--the equipment we use does not. Leave your shovel out in the yard all year, and while it m....
  • Hostas For Sale
    Design in gardens is a combination of foliage, color, and mood. Dramatic impact comes in part with the color of flowers and in part with the texture of foliage. Balance is critical, whether within a g....
  • Vegetable Gardening Tips
    Of all the gardening tips I've heard and passed on, the most useful is this: don't overdo it. More gardens fail because their caretakers became overwhelmed and gave up than because of weather, pests....
  • Staghorn Ferns
    Named for their resemblance to deer antlers, the staghorn ferns (Platycerium) are distinctive and low maintenance additions to any garden. There are 18 species and hundreds of cultivars. Many of them ....
  • Growing Tomatoes
    Tomatoes are by far the most popular plant for the home garden. There is no other type of produce which offers such a startling contrast in flavor between "home grown" and "store bought." And as lon....