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Window Box Containers

September 25, 2014 BY Gabriel Bain

Multi-colored Flowers On Balcony

 

Are you designing your garden to fit your own personal style or give your yard and house a unique look? Window box container gardens may be your best answer. These creative designs can look great hanging from your window for many to see. The best part about these gardens is that they work well for both rural and urban gardeners.

Window box containers hang outside your window, fitting perfectly into the frame. Several plants are placed together in the rectangle space provided, blooming with different colors and welcoming people to stop and marvel at your beautiful creation.

When designing your window box container garden you should match it with the size of your window and look of your home. You don’t want the box to have awkward spacing between it and the sides. You’ll also want to place them in…

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Three Plants to Grow with Children

September 23, 2014 BY Gabriel Bain

 

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One of the most rewarding experiences of gardening is being able to share your passion with others. It is even better when you are able to pass down your love of gardening to children as well. Whether you’re an expert gardener or a beginner, there are a few techniques and ideas to keep in mind when teaching children how to garden.

The most important concept to keep in mind is the type of plants you plant with them. You’ll want something that is simple, yet beautiful that catches their eye and makes them want to garden again. Here are three plants you can use to help children develop a love for gardening.

Sunflowers

What child doesn’t love sunflowers? These are perfect flowers for getting them actively involved in gardening. They aren’t difficult to plant and…

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Canna

September 18, 2014 BY Bash Foo Development Team

Flower Bulbs   Giant Canna Pink President Miss Oklahoma

 

Are you looking for a large plant for your garden during the summer months? The canna bulb is great for surviving full sun and hot temperatures. They grow best in zones 7-11, so they love warm temperatures. However, in hotter climates make sure you provide them with more water, but cannas being exposed to sun is the best way for them to grow.

Gardeners in cooler climates have the option to grow these bulbs as annuals and let them die in the winter or dig them up and plant them again the next summer. Either way these tropical beauties are showstoppers and will bring a lot of attention to your garden.

As mentioned earlier these plants are rather large. They can grow up to ten feet tall, but if you wish for…

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Blanket Flower

September 16, 2014 BY Gabriel Bain

Sun Perennials   Fanfare Blanket Flower

 

Finding the perfect summer flower for your garden can be hard, especially for those living in dry climates. The blanket flower may be your best option as it has a long blooming season and is very tolerant of both drought and heat. They can bloom from early summer to early fall and their red, gold, brown and orange colors will pop out in your garden for an aesthetically pleasing look.

These beautiful flowers can grow from zones 3-8 and are considered perennials. They do not last more than a couple of years, but their long-blooming season makes them worth the while. Blanket flowers can grow in both full sun and partial shade, so as long as they get some sort of interaction with the sun they will survive.

Their pedals are about three inches…

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Rare Bulbs: Crocus

September 11, 2014 BY Gabriel Bain

Crocuses

 

The Crocus is a special type of bulb. It can grow in almost any type of climate but many of its species hard to find. They provide so much beauty in you garden when life seems to be bland or even non-existent. The beauty of the crocus can be a great addition for any garden. They vary in color but primarily come in yellow, white and purple tones.

The most unique facet about these plants is they can bloom anywhere from late autumn into the spring. Yes, that means the winter as well. Anywhere between USDA hardiness zones 3-8 are good conditions for these bulbs to flourish in. Crocus corms will need to be planted about 6-8 weeks before the first frost hits. Once soil temperatures dip below 60 degrees Fahrenheit the bulbs are ready to be planted.

These bulbs can burst through…

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