The Basics of Growing Dahlias

Dahlias are wonderful summer flowers that have graced gardens for centuries. While always spectacular, modern breeding has brought us a wealth of dahlias in all shapes, colors, sizes, and flower types. Here is a quick guide on how to succeed…
Growing Healthy Rose Bushes

Roses are perhaps the most popular flower in the whole world, both to grow in home gardens, and to enjoy as cut flowers. Plus we all know how associated they are with romance and dating. However, those who attempt to…
Protecting Your Fruit Crop from Pests

There are few things as frustrating as putting in the time and effort to plant a handful of fruit trees, only to watch insects, rodents or deer consume the fruit for which you’ve been patiently waiting to enjoy. Fortunately, there…
The Big Three Pests of Apple Trees

Most fruit trees are susceptible to various pests. Some of these insects and invertebrates serve as little more than a minor nuisance, while others can ruin a whole crop – some may even weaken the trees themselves. Some species, varieties,…
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…
The Formal and Informal Upright Styles in Bonsai

When you are just getting started on bonsai growing, you may be bewildered at the number of artistic styles that the artists have developed over the many years, but it is quite simple if you group them into major styles.…
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…