5 Flowering Shrubs Every Garden Should Have

5 Flowering Shrubs Every Garden Should Have
By Liz Baessler | October 24, 2020 There’s nothing quite like a flowering shrub. A woody plant that sits quiet most of the time, it bursts into color once a year on a schedule you could just about set your clock to. Planted along a border, under a window, or in the center of a garden, it’s often an integral part of the landscape. Top Bushes to Plant There are so many flowering shrubs and bushes available that it can be impossible to choose. And while no one says you have to stick to this list, it’s a very good place to start. These are our top 5 picks for easy flowering shrubs to grow in your landscape: Lilac – Absolutely nothing smells quite as lovely as the lilac, and its heady fragrance in the breeze is a sure sign that spring is here and summer is not far … Read More

Gardening, Garden, And Panorama

Gardening, Garden, And Panorama
Room Remodelling Whether you are a beginner in search of some gardening know-how or an experienced gardener wanting inspiration, our skilled guides will show you how to to get began. Water gardening is worried with rising crops tailored to pools and ponds. Lavatory gardens are also thought-about a type of water garden. These all require particular situations and issues. A simple water garden could consist solely of a bath containing the water and plant(s). In aquascaping , a garden is created within an aquarium tank. Passionate concerning the gardens we care for, you’ll present our gardening teams with practical help and steering in all features of horticulture and plantsmanship design. He says there’s proof that gardeners reside longer and are less pressured. A wide range of research confirm this, pointing to both the bodily and mental well being advantages of gardening. As one of many largest house owners of agricultural... Read More

Hedges Throughout History – Learn About The History Of Hedges

Hedges Throughout History – Learn About The History Of Hedges
The hedge is not a new and trendy garden fad. In fact, the history of hedges dates back at least 2,000 years, dating from the Bronze Age. If you are wondering about how hedges got started and how people used hedges throughout history, read on. I’ll walk you through the history of hedges from the first hedgerows through Versailles and beyond. Hedges Throughout History The history of hedges began thousands of years ago. Both Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger, who lived between AD23-cAD110, described the box hedges in gardens. After the Dark Ages, hedges thrived in the last half of the Tudor period with knot gardens, where formal beds were edged with neatly trimmed box. The next major act of hedges in history was the parterre, an intricate low-hedge arrangement trimmed into complex twirls. Parterres were used as borders of lawns. Grandiose examples can be found in … Read More

Avoiding Failure With Shrubs – Mistakes When Planting Landscape Shrubs

Avoiding Failure With Shrubs – Mistakes When Planting Landscape Shrubs
When it comes to planting different types of landscaping shrubs, you might as well paint a huge “L” on my forehead. I’ve tried and failed at growing most common landscape shrubs. Everything from azalea to yew has been an experiment in futility. Due to my utter failure with shrubs, I’ve gained valuable experience in what not to do. My Shrub Planting Mistakes It all started soon after we bought our property. Sitting in our new backyard was a rather mundane-looking cinder block building. I was told by the neighbors that it had originally been a commercial chicken coop. (Back in the days before mega chicken farming was a thing.) Nonetheless, the brownish gray block, red-tinted windows, and lack of landscaping was an eyesore. It was well built though, and I needed a barn for my horses. Naturally, I set to beautifying my new stable. Paint, new windows, and of … Read More

Jamie Young unveils rebrand, new website

Jamie Young unveils rebrand, new website
Home décor and lighting brand Jamie Young Company rebranded this year with a new tagline and a refreshed, trade-friendly website. The Southern California-based brand by Jamie Young Jeter and David Jeter has introduced a summer collection spanning more than 150 new pieces, along with a newly improved website, logo, and tagline, “A home well-traveled.” The new website provides visitors with more information about the company’s background. Here, they can explore the selection of lighting, accessories, and occasional furniture from the line, offered directly to consumers. For industry professionals, a login portal has been created that grants access to all premier trade benefits. With a trade account login, retailers and interior designers have exclusivity to trade pricing on the entire Jamie Young Company collection. With the new option to view inventory availability also comes the ability to place online orders directly through the website. By managing one’s own trade account profile,... Read More

Cupcake Warning Friday Funny

Cupcake Warning Friday Funny
Home Improvement Ideas Candide is an app for gardeners to seek out inspiration and data. Regardless of the room you might be adorning, the lighting you choose will add the atmosphere you want and enhance the look you’re you might be creating. Table and flooring lamps could be strategically moved round and chandelier lights add glamour to any room. In order for you direct gentle then spotlights present that, however if it a softer feel you’re on the lookout for then wall lighting will fill your room with a delicate glow. So, create a home in a style and mood that suits you. And for people who are already experiencing psychological decline, even simply walking in a backyard could also be therapeutic. Many residential houses for folks with dementia now have “wander” or “reminiscence” gardens on their grounds, in order that residents with Alzheimer’s illness or other cognitive issues can... Read More

Tree And Shrub Landscaping Plants In United States Vs. France

Tree And Shrub Landscaping Plants In United States Vs. France
I am an unabashed tree lover who prefers the company of an oak, redwood or beech to that of many people. Given the chance, I will happily spend time planting shrubs and trees wherever I hang my hat. Splitting my life between two countries has made this an exercise in contrasts – the United States vs. France. Countryside versus big-city landscape. Frost-free San Francisco, cold-winter Basque Country. My choices of trees and shrubs reflect the differences. Tree and Shrub Landscaping Plants for France My house in France came with some 10 acres of land, but don’t go imagining a manicured estate. The house is cottage size and the property is on the side of a mountain, sloping down steeply to the river below. It had been used to pasture sheep, so when I moved there, the land contained only a few trees, all mature oaks that marked the property … Read More

Cover Crop Picks – Using Cover Crops In Vegetable Beds

Cover Crop Picks – Using Cover Crops In Vegetable Beds
Growing a healthy, successful vegetable garden depends upon a variety of factors. From planting to harvest, it’s essential to provide plants with consistent moisture and soil nutrients. While establishing a fertilization routine is important, many plantings benefit from the use of cover crops in vegetable beds when not in use. Why Choose Cover Crops in Vegetable Beds? Cover crops are used for many reasons. Cover crops can be used to help improve the nutrient content of the soil, the soil’s structure, and to reduce the presence of weeds in the vegetable garden. The types of cover crops you choose will depend on the season and your growing zone. While some will thrive in the heat of summer, others need cooler temperatures to grow and bloom. I personally prefer using a cool season cover crop in my garden. Why? It’s a great way to prep for next season without having to... Read More

Best Shrubs For Beginners – How To Use Shrubs In The Garden

Best Shrubs For Beginners – How To Use Shrubs In The Garden
New to growing shrubs? For a new gardener, growing anything than a potted plant or a flower can be daunting. Large plants like shrubs seem complicated and difficult. Don’t let fear of the unknown stop you from using these foundational plants. Shrubs provide focal points, a backdrop for smaller plants, borders, privacy, and so much more. I, too, was intimidated at first. But here’s what I’ve learned along the way caring for shrubs in my own landscape. Using Shrubs in the Garden, How and Why Shrubs play many roles in a garden setting. Here are some reasons why planting shrubs is a must for anyone wanting to expand their gardening horizons: As larger plants, they provide a focal point around which you can place other plants. Shrubs make great hedges for borders but also for privacy and blocking sound from roads. Wildlife need shrubs for cover and, depending on the... Read More