Different Varieties Of Spruce In The Landscape

Different Varieties Of Spruce In The Landscape
I’ll admit my landscape is starkly without much evergreen color. The home came with plenty of bulbs that we enjoy from late winter through summer, but there are not a lot of evergreen plants. There are, however, two good sized Meyer spruce trees. They not only provide evergreen interest all year but are the home to dozens of lovely song birds. These stately trees are almost the only winter plants in evidence once temperatures drop to freezing. Spruce Trees for Landscaping Spruce trees are one of my favorite conifers and I am privileged that I own several different varieties of spruce. The only drawback to the Meyer spruce trees is their lovely pyramid shape that skirts to the ground. While the birdies enjoy the trees as a home, the cats love to hide under the plants. So far, it has proven that the birds are wise to the cats, or... Read More

High Desert Junipers – Some Evergreens In The Garden Are Troublesome

High Desert Junipers – Some Evergreens In The Garden Are Troublesome
I love and appreciate evergreens in the garden, which require almost no care and look nice all year. Without them, things look pretty bleak between November and March. High Desert Evergreens The Pacific Northwest is home to millions and millions of trees, including both deciduous and evergreen. The majestic “Doug Fir” is the state tree. I am a desert dweller from the arid eastern part of Oregon. Trees are so lush and dense in Western Oregon that the beauty and sheer number of trees still takes my breath away. Trees are sparse here in Eastern Oregon, and it’s possible to look miles and miles in either direction without seeing a single one. That might sound horrible to you, but the open country, deep canyons, uninterrupted vista, and big sky have a particular type of rugged beauty. In Eastern Oregon, you might see Ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, western white pine, … Read More

BoulwareEnterprises_”The World In Phrases”

BoulwareEnterprises_”The World In Phrases”
Room Remodelling Prices, promotions, types, and availability may fluctuate. Container gardening is concerned with rising vegetation in any type of container both indoors or outside. Common containers are pots, hanging baskets , and planters. Container gardening is usually utilized in atriums and on balconies, patios, and roof tops. Backyard design is considered to be an art in most cultures, distinguished from gardening, which usually means garden maintenance. Garden design can embrace different themes corresponding to perennial, butterfly , wildlife , Japanese , water , tropical , or shade gardens. Concrete flooring brings an understated edge to this kitchen designed by Studio DB. Whereas classic hardwood panels or enjoyable colourful tiles would additionally work effectively in this household house, the modern grittiness of concrete is a welcome shock. We also have an enormous library of Incessantly Asked Gardening Questions , in addition to a Dictionary of Backyard Phrases Need something to... Read More

Evergreen Hollies In The Landscape – Why I Love Holly Shrubs

Evergreen Hollies In The Landscape – Why I Love Holly Shrubs
I’ve never been a huge fan of evergreens, but I do like holly, especially American and English holly. These cheerful, broadleaf evergreens are the quintessential Christmas hollies, but I enjoy the prickly leaves, red berries and form all year. Why I Like Evergreen Hollies There are hundreds of both shrubs and trees in the holly family, including winterberry, native in my state of Michigan. Evergreens have never been favorite plants for me — the needles are unimpressive and messy, and they often look sparse and thin. But I do love holly evergreens for winter. This probably has something to do with the Christmas season, a favorite for me. The festive green leaves and bright red berries are quintessential Christmas decorations. I also enjoy the shrubs because I can shape them into hedges and for the unique foliage. Another interesting fact about holly draws me to it as well. … Read More

Feeding Birds And Wildlife With Outdoor Christmas Trees

Feeding Birds And Wildlife With Outdoor Christmas Trees
The arrival of the holiday season marks a time when families gather together, and seasonal decorations are hung. From fresh holly garlands to long strands of lights, there is certainly no shortage of festivity during these months. Though traditional Christmas trees are most popular among those celebrating the holiday, some people, like me, take a decidedly different approach. Christmas Tree Alternative – Feeding Birds and Wildlife In general, Christmas trees fall into two types – real and artificial. The list of pros and cons regarding each of these options is extensive. While real trees can be messy and difficult to bring indoors, others may argue that artificial trees lack authenticity. Additionally, the cost of each can be expensive for those on a budget. It is for these reasons that I started exploring the idea of decorating outdoor Christmas trees instead. Decorating Christmas trees outdoors is seen as an easy and... Read More

Doritos Taco Bake

Doritos Taco Bake
Gardening If your property is due for a design update but you have got a restricted funds and even less time, you’re in the right place. There’s rather a lot to like about this kitchen designed by Arent & Pyke, but we’re particularly impressed by the cautious, asymmetrical steadiness taking place here. The hood leans to the best of the room, as do the bar stools, which is subtlety mirrored in the cream lumbar pillow camouflaging into the sofa. Meanwhile, the linear floating shelf in step with the hood as well as the sunshine fixture, island counter, and sofa kind a soothing sense of symmetry. Chipped-up wooden from tree removals can quickly use some nitrogen when labored into the basis zone of gardens, Barrett says, but it has almost no anti-nutrition effect when used as mulch over the soil. Here ?r? a number ?f ways during wh??h a three way... Read More

Admiring New Zealand Christmas Plants

Admiring New Zealand Christmas Plants
I have a friend who inherited her grandmother’s huge and ancient Christmas cactus and I’ve been jealous of it ever since. It overflows with gorgeous blossoms in December that last for weeks and weeks. Had I inherited such a cactus, it would undoubtedly be my favorite Christmas plant, but I wasn’t born under the star of inheritance this lifetime. So instead, I pick the New Zealand Christmas tree as my great favorite. What is a New Zealand Christmas Tree? I realize right out of the box that there are many objections to picking a New Zealand Christmas tree (Metrosideros excelsa) as my favorite holiday plant. First, I don’t live in New Zealand and don’t have one of these mighty trees in my backyard. However, I am a docent at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. The garden focusses on plants from Mediterranean climates around the world, which includes … Read More

Gifts For Gardening – Like Children, It’s Hard To Have A Favorite

Gifts For Gardening – Like Children, It’s Hard To Have A Favorite
If you have a passion, those that love you often capitalize on it for gift ideas. Such was the case when I was a chef, with a host of amazing and lovely kitchen artifacts with which to play. As a gardener, this joy, too, has provided inspiration for a gardening present to commemorate special occasions. Through my 20s and now into my 50s, I have received so many thoughtful and well considered garden toys, but it is hard to pick a favorite. Best Garden-Related Gifts I don’t want to be a suck up, but my most interesting gifts for gardening have been from my boss at Gardening Know How. She has a knack for finding unique and enjoyable presents that I didn’t even know existed. One of my favorites is a hand tooled spade. It is rustic, beautiful, and I don’t have the heart to use it. It has … Read More

Why Home Improvement Also Improves Family Relationships

Why Home Improvement Also Improves Family Relationships
Home improvement is usually about aesthetic appeal. You change certain portions of your house to make it look more appealing. You might also do it to make the place more comfortable. It feels good to live in an environment where you can relax and forget stressful situations for a while. Another benefit of home improvement that you might not think about is its effect on family relationships. The results could improve how family members treat each other. It makes the house more comfortable for everyone When you’re in an environment where you feel comfortable, you can improve how you treat the people around you. It also makes you feel good being around your loved ones. Sometimes, the lack of improvement can cause issues, especially if there are areas that require immediate repair. You feel like everything seems disorganised and difficult to look at. When you have to work on certain... Read More