The Slanting Style in Bonsai

Trees that are exposed to the wind will often develop a slanted trunk as a result. In the art of bonsai, there is a style that seeks to emulate this slanting of the tree, and it is simply called –…
Five Fast Growing Trees to Avoid

Trees with characteristically rapid growth rates are often in high demand among homeowners, property managers and land developers. But while there are clear benefits to installing fast-growing trees, a tree’s growth rate is not the only trait worthy of consideration;…
Fast Growing Evergreens for Year-Round Protection

Trees provide a number of important services and benefits to the local environment, including a reduction in the amount of storm water flowing across the ground, improving biodiversity and lowering the local temperatures. But they also provide benefits to the…
Crop Rotation Improves Soil Structure Naturally

Crop rotation is a simple and natural way to improve the structure of garden soil. Rotating the planting location of each vegetable every year will increase garden soil fertility, reduce instances of plant disease, reduce pest problems, prevent the depletion…
Starting an Organic Garden

Growing an organic garden is just as easy as growing any other type of garden, it’s just done without the use of chemicals. The term “organic gardening” is generally taken to mean planting and growing plants without the use of…
Choosing a suitable shrub

Shrubs (also called bushes) are anything woody that is smaller than a tree, and which develop multiple stems from near the base itself. Shrubs also have soft wood, which thickens over time, but never of any appreciable size as compared…
Preparing your lawn soil

Creating and maintaining a good lawn is always going to be hard, but if you are ready for the work involved, then the results are always worth it. Assuming that you have prepared all the tools you will need in…
Basic Styles in Bonsai

Bonsai is mainly an art form from Asia, and the people who grow them are called – artists. Although you don’t need to learn styling and wiring, it is precisely this activity that provides all the fun in growing bonsai.…
Grow your first bonsai from seed

Most beginners to bonsai growing will purchase a tree that is already established, from the nursery. From there, they might learn how to prune, and how to wire the tree, to create a certain look. If you are one of…