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The Difference Between Drip and Spray Irrigation

Posted on: December 21st, 2012 by Michele Sokoloff

With SPRAY IRRIGATION, a spray head is attached to a pipe for widespread water about 6′ to 12′ in all directions. “This method is good for watering a large bed of flowers or perennials that are all the same size,” says SprinklerDaddy. DRIP IRRIGATION is for localized types of watering where you want to get…

Fall Container Gardening

Posted on: December 20th, 2012 by Michele Sokoloff

Containers in the garden let you put vibrant fall color right where you want it. Plant expert, Aaron Shiver, shows you how to create some great fall containers. Presented by Monrovia –

Winter Hardy Plants for Window Boxes and Containers

Posted on: December 20th, 2012 by Michele Sokoloff

How nice it is to have our outside planters look green and full even during the cold season. It is definitely achievable and not difficult to do. For those of us who want outside window boxes and containers to look nice, neat and well-kept during cold months, here are some plant selection suggestions. The first…

How to Start an Indoor Herb Garden

Posted on: December 20th, 2012 by Michele Sokoloff

Essentially you plant an indoor herb garden in pots, one to several plants per pot. Fill each pot halfway with organic soil, then loosen the plant’s roots by squeezing the nursery bag. The big message here is that you should not over-water your potted herb plants. They don’t like being swamped. Resist putting them anywhere…

Urban Gardens: How to Save Water With Low Maintenance House Plants

Urban Gardens: How to Save Water With Low Maintenance House Plants
Posted on: December 20th, 2012 by Michele Sokoloff

Water conservation is a concern for many plant lovers. You may already be using rainwater in your garden, but what about your house plants? Indoor plants can often require a great deal of water, which is not only time-consuming, but very uneconomical. This doesn’t however mean you have to go without; there are plenty of house…

Urban Garden Checklist for Winter Readiness

Posted on: December 18th, 2012 by Michele Sokoloff

It’s Fall. It’s time to spruce up your outdoor spaces. Who wants to look out at an unsightly, messy, uncared for outdoor area? If you have plants in front or in back of your house, on a balcony, a patio, a deck, or in a courtyard, the following reminders are for you. Yes it’s clean-up…

How to Select the Right Size Pot for Your Plant

Posted on: December 14th, 2012 by Michele Sokoloff

Gardening veteran, Peggy Robertson, talks about selecting the right size pot for a plant. Essentially the plant should be happy and thriving and filling the space at the top of the pot. It should also show off the pot to its best advantage. So a plant that is too big for its pot will look…