The 4th of July is fast approaching. It’s one of the most remarkable holidays. It is awaited by most people in the United States since it symbolizes their freedom. That’s why if you are looking for great decorations, you may find www.bhg.com site useful for you. Below are the various DIY projects which you can follow. Don’t worry because they are just easy to follow. In fact, you will also have fun doing them.
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Have you ever felt envious of your neighbor’s yard? Afterwords, did you try to come up with one excuse or another, as to why you cannot make your home look like that? If you have, yen take the time to read the following article, in order to help make your home look just as good as your neighbor’s, if not better.
A lot of bloggers these days are writing posts on creative ways to garden. Recently I have come across a few that I thought were interesting and I would like to share them with you today. One of the pages I visit frequently is the Facebook page of Grow Foods, Not Lawns. Their page is littered with hundreds of different ideas on how to plant gardens in creative and funky ways. Take for instance these Heineken beer bottles turned into planters.
I really enjoyed this chicken coop. What a great way to re-purpose an old trampoline! And once the chickens get through with their eggs, they can jump on the trampoline!
This also caught my attention, where do gardeners come up with these ideas? I wish some of this creative genius grew on me!
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Japan is also known for their beautiful and unique garden designs. That’s why other countries are inspired to create their own version of Japanese garden. In fact, even in different houses, lots of homeowners are inclined to have their Japanese garden. Here the top 10 most beautiful Japanese garden from the different countries:
Japanese Garden – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Most people don’t like the idea of gardening because of the cost. Yeah, it could be that gardening can cost you more, especially if you have a bigger space. You may need lots of planters or pots. Aside from that, you will also have to pay for the maintenance like buying manure. However, in today’s modern generation, gardening can be less costly as long as you have the right information how to save. From http://www.ottawacitizen.com/, an article talks about how you can save on the lawn and garden.
When you hear about Guerilla gardening, what comes in your mind? According to http://www.good.is, it is used as a way to protest. Aside from that, it can beautify any surroundings, provide food, as well as strengthen any community. Usually, it is not legal. The plants are planted in a wrong land. Most people say that it is a way of vandalism and trespassing. Below are the famous guerilla gardens:
The Dumpster Garden
The floral emblem of Victoria in Australia is the Epacris impressa or also known as Common health. It comes from the family of Epacridaceae. It was declared as the floral emblem last November 11, 1958. Jacques-Julien Houton de Labillardiere is a botanist who first saw the flower in Tasmania.
Are you wondering about the most expensive resorts in the world? Perhaps, one day you can visit one of these resorts. However, they are very expensive that most probably, any ordinary man can’t afford. Celebrities and billionaires have more chances of staying in those wonderful places.
Just to give you an overview, here are the most expensive resorts in the world:
Royal Penthouse Suite, President Wilson Hotel
If you are looking to update your home, a good first step is to look at the way your windows are covered. Modern homes are swapping their heavy drapes for the contemporary look of blinds. Blinds can fit in with any decorating scheme as they come in a huge colour range and can be custom made to suit the needs of your home.
There are a range of materials from fabric and wood to aluminium, and a variety of types including block out, light filtering, flame retardant and environmentally friendly options. In order to work your way through the options, consult experts like Melbourne Blind Company to help you work out what is best for your home. Think about what blinds will best match your budget, taste and lifestyle. Do you have any unusually shaped windows that will require a specific design? Are you interested in blinds for inside and outside your home? Will it be roller blinds, panel glides or perhaps venetians?
Do you love butterflies? I love to see them, especially if they come in different colors. There are only rare gardens which have butterflies. So, if you have them in your garden, you are fortunate. So, you better take care of them. An article written by Tom Oder from http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/to-attract-butterflies-dont-kill-the-caterpillars, if you want to have butterflies in your garden, you should not kill the caterpillars. Do not be tempted to spray them with insecticide or kill them with your tools. In fact, he emphasizes that it is good to plant caterpillar plants if you want to attract butterflies. The female butterflies would only lay their eggs on that plant. An example of caterpillar plant is pipevine (Aristolochia tomentosa). You can also plant passion flower. Although butterflies will feed on nectar plants, this is still useless if you don’t have caterpillar plants because they won’t lay their eggs on those plants.
“Beautiful plants like roses are like a movie set to butterflies,” Glassberg says. “Caterpillars don’t feed on them, so they don’t have any functionality for butterflies.”
Cooktown Orchid or its scientific name is Dendrobium phalaenopsis comes from the family of Orchidaceae. The botanic name is still in debate today. Last 1959, it was proclaimed as the floral emblem of Queensland. It is easily cultivated in the native land of Queensland. It was first collected by Dr Thomson. It was named by a botanist named John Lindley. It is commonly found in trees and branches.
The plant can grow up to 80 centimeters in height. It can bare lilac, purple, or rarely white flowers which grow 10 to 40 centimeters long. When cultivated, it can produce flowers all year long. But if it is grown in the wild, it may only produce flowers during summer.
I’m not living in the United States. But I often hear lots of great things about it. Of course, it is one of the richest countries in the world. In fact, lots of people from all over the world dream of coming into that place either for good or for vacation. That’s why out of my curiosity, I have made a research about it, particularly the great places one should visit upon going there.
Even if you will travel away from home or you even leave your own country, this does not mean that you won’t enjoy it. One of the great places you can go to is the United States. What you may find great about it is you can visit up to 50 states by land only. It’s like you’re having an island hopping.
The National Parks
As a gardener, I know the importance of planters and birds bath in the garden. Birds are beneficial for the garden. Plus, they can also help the garden owners feel relax with their chirping sound. From homestoriesatoz.com, a DIY planter, birds bath, and feeder was presented. It is easy to follow and you will surely have fun doing it. Check out the site now to know the materials required as well as the complete instructions. Thus, you will no longer need to buy planter and birds bath. This can help you save money.
If you would read my posts in the past few weeks, you will find out about the different floral emblems of the states in Australia. Today, I will introduce to you the floral emblem of the Northern Territory.
Annual vines are great to have for your garden. They add beauty and attraction. Because of this, I wonder what the best annual vines are. Good thing that I have found this blog which listed the best annual vines. First on the list is the Morning Glory. These flowers are in blue, purple, pink, and white. However, the flowers may only bloom every morning. Second is the cardinal vine. It grows fast. It can give you red, pink, and white flowers. Lastly is the cypress vine. It also produces, red, pink, and white colors of flowers. The flowers close when it is already afternoon. The rest of these vines are listed here: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/annuals/annual-vines-for-your-garden/#page=3
The floral emblem of Western Australia is the Red and Green Kangaroo Paw and its scientific name is Anigozanthos manglesii. It comes from the family of Haemodoraceae. It was proclaimed last Novemeber 9, 1960.
Not all plants will grow in your care. There are sensitive plants which really need more attention and maintenance compared to other plants. From balconycontainergardening.com, tips how to take care of these plants are given. A good example is the Mimosa pudica. It is perfect to be placed in the balcony. It has the ability to move. It is also called as “touch me not” plant. Once you touch it, it responds by closing the leaves. You can grow it in the container as long as you will provide it from partial to full sunlight exposure. See to it that it receives 8 hours of sunlight. Do not let it soggy when watering. Lastly, this plant can be outside in zone 11. To know more of this interesting plant, click here: http://www.balconycontainergardening.com/index.php/plants/396-grow-care-sensitive-plant
In the past few weeks we have talked about the different floral emblems of Australia. Today, let’s talk about the floral emblem of Tasmania which is the Blue Gum or Eucalyptus globules. It was proclaimed as the floral Emblem of Australia last November 27, 1962. It was first seen by Jacques-Julien Houton de Labillardiere last 1799. It comes from the family of Myrtaceae which is very common in Australia. This is found in Tasmania specifically the on King and Flinders Islands in Bass Strait and in southern Victoria.
Do you love to eat salad? Well, I do. But there are some people who don’t like it. Perhaps, if you will try one of the recipes provided from globegazette.com, which is written by Deb Nicklay, you may love to eat vegetable salads for spring season. In fact, spring salad can make this season springier. Some of the recipes are given by their readers. This is great for you and for others who are looking for great recipes this spring. You can try the shrimp salad, lettuce salad, potato salad special, refreshing grape salad, Italian broccoli salad, and many more. You just have to visit this site to see the entire recipes: http://globegazette.com/news/local/taste-of-spring-a-crisp-flavorful-salad-can-brighten-any/article_f0f0a598-95a2-11e2-8b57-001a4bcf887a.html
The Flower emblem of South Australia is the Sturt’s Desert Pea or its scientific name is Swainsona formosa. It was proclaimed as the flower emblem of South Australia last November 23, 1961. The flower has a unique and outstanding beauty. William Dampier is the one who first saw the flower. But its name was derived from an explorer, Captain Charles Sturt during the 19th century. It produces red flowers with black boss at the base of the uppermost petal. After four months of germination, you can expect its flowers to bloom which can reach up to 9 cm long. In South Australia, this flower is protected. It is illegal to simply get the flowers without permission from the local authorities.
There are times when you need to move your trees or shrubs to other locations. You can move them for transplanting especially when it is during later winter or early spring. From commercialappeal.com, Booker T. Leigh has given tips how you can move your trees and shrubs. First, it is important to water the tree or shrub two days prior to the schedule of transfer. Plants also suffer from stress and in this way, stress will be prevented. Second, do not remove the tree or shrub if you still haven’t dug the new area where they will be transplanted. Aside from that, it is not good if the roots will exposed to dry air. Lastly, make sure that the hole is big enough for the tree or shrub. And also, you should see to it that it has the same depth with its previous location.