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LANDSCAPE GARDENING.

October 7, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Uncategorized

Landscape gardening has often been likened to the painting of a picture. Your art-work teacher has doubtless told you that a good picture should have a point of chief interest, and the rest of the points simply go to make more beautiful the central idea, or to form a fine setting for it. So in …

Water Gardens

October 6, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Uncategorized

There are many new trends surfacing in gardening, and water gardening is one of the main new interests. Water gardening can be in the form of waterfalls, ponds, fountains, all of which can be enhanced by rock work combinations and lighting, plants, and fish. Water gardening doesnt have to be a pond or natural water …

REQUISITES OF THE HOME VEGETABLE GARDEN.

October 5, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Uncategorized

In deciding upon the site for the home vegetable garden it is well to dispose once and for all of the old idea that the garden \”patch\” must be an ugly spot in the home surroundings. If thoughtfully planned, carefully planted and thoroughly cared for, it may be made a beautiful and harmonious feature of …

Rose Gardening

October 4, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Uncategorized

Roses have gotten a bad wrap over the years for being difficult to grow and maintain. If you are thinking of rose gardening dont let this rumor stop you. While rose gardening can prove to be challenging, once you get the hang of it, it really isnt that bad. When you first start rose gardening, …

FIGHTING PLANT ENEMIES.

October 3, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Uncategorized

The devices and implements used for fighting plant enemies are of two sorts: (1) those used to afford mechanical protection to the plants; (2) those used to apply insecticides and fungicides. Of the first the most useful is the covered frame. It consists usually of a wooden box, some eighteen inches to two feet square …

Gardening Gloves

October 2, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Uncategorized

One of the best things about gardening is felling warm, moist dirt in your bare hands, but you will often end up with blistered, chapped, and scraped skin. The solution to this problem is gardening gloves. The more time you spend getting down and dirty in the garden, the more you need gardening gloves. Gardening …

Gardening Equipment

October 1, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Uncategorized

Nearly every gardener has some type of gardening equipment. In fact, its nearly impossible to have a garden without used gardening equipment. What kind of gardening equipment you use will obviously depend on the size and extent of your garden, what you are able to handle, if you want to spend a lot of time …

Understanding Container Gardening

September 30, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Uncategorized

If you are a garden lover, but have no space for your gardening appetite, dont worry gardening is not necessarily out of your reach. In the available space of your house say balcony, patio, deck, or sunny window, you can create a container gardening, which will not only bring you joy but also vegetables. So, …

THE GENESIS OF SOIL.

September 29, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Uncategorized

Soil primarily had its beginning from rock together with animal and vegetable decay, if you can imagine long stretches or periods of time when great rock masses were crumbling and breaking up. Heat, water action, and friction were largely responsible for this. By friction here is meant the rubbing and grinding of rock mass against …

THE CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLES.

September 28, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Uncategorized

Before taking up the garden vegetables individually, I shall outline the general practice of cultivation, which applies to all. The purposes of cultivation are three to get rid of weeds, and to stimulate growth by (1) letting air into the soil and freeing unavailable plant food, and (2) by conserving moisture. As to weeds, the …