Category : Gardening : Home & Garden

Flower Guides

Gardening
Flower guides are essential when it comes to looking for specific flowers. If there is a flower that is eluding you, then you should try using flower guides to help you track that specific flower. You might want and find out where it is grown and which time of the year is the best time to get it.

How to Bleach Amaranthus Flowers

Gardening
Amaranthus plants produce dark red or green flowers. The flowers bloom on erect stalks that can sometimes drape over the plant toward the ground. These flowers are common in arrangements. Using bleach on amaranthus flowers will make them last longer in cut flower arrangements. The bleach kills germs

Fluid Sowing

Gardening
In dry soil or during the summer months germination from direct sowing can be erratic. One way to overcome this is to use a technique called fluid sowing. Pre germinate the seed on sheets of moist kitchen paper. When the roots are just showing, before the leaves open, mix the seeds with half strengt

Garden Fertilizer Basics

Gardening
Plants derive the nutrients that they need from garden soil.Nick M Do/Photodisc/Getty ImagesAs plants use the nutrients in the soil, those nutrients become diminished and must be replenished. Organic fertilizers are by far the best -- for your plants, for you, and for the planet. A...

Growing Hostas

Gardening
Hostas are herbaceous perennial plants that vary in size from miniature varieties to over 30cm in width. With their broad leaves in various shades of green, they make excellent focal points in shady areas of the garden. They are also grown for their flowers which are often fragrant. Here is a short

Short Palm Trees

Gardening
Palm trees are classified as short if their mature height is equal to or less than 20 feet. Many varieties of short palm trees can be grown indoors in containers as houseplants, as well as in an outdoor landscape. Short palm trees often are used near patios, pools, waterfalls and building entrances.