Tag Archive: gardening

‘Blooming’ Marvellous- Upgrades To Benefit Every Garden

Contributed Post Credit to this site As the saying goes, ‘if you have a library and a garden, you have everything you need.’ Having your own space outside to enjoy, soak up some sunshine or entertain friends is such a luxury- and is something so many don’t have. So if you’re lucky enough to have a garden, take full advantage! Here are some of the ways you can upgrade the space. A Seating Area The best thing about having a garden is when it’s nice outside, you have a whole separate space to enjoy. Whether it’s entertaining friends and family with barbecues and garden parties or having lunch or dinner outside, you will need a seating area. You could finish the look with an outdoor…
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Peppers are just another adventure, except without broken limbs

Peppers are an adventure. They’re not supposed to grow in the suburbs of New Jersey. They don’t belong in this part of the world, but we’re humans. We do what we want with Mother Nature (right up to the point where she does what she wants with us). We never really had success growing peppers in our yard, and that always disappointed me. All we wanted was some regular ol’ bell peppers. As a kid, I learned from my good friend Chris to eat them like apples, but with a salt shaker in hand. Bite, dash of salt, bite, dash of salt, until the whole thing was gone. So that’s how I came to love sweet peppers. Hot peppers were another story. I didn’t have the…
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Follow These Steps To Brighten Up Your Garden

If you’re an avid gardener, then you should always be looking for things to improve your space. One of those things is giving your garden space a splash of color. Bright and vibrant colors improve the look and feel of a garden, and can turn it into a little piece of paradise. Below, you’ll find three steps you can follow to achieve the colorful effect: (Link: http://bit.ly/2n4vf17) Plant Seasonal Flowers Of course, the easiest way to add some color to your pond is by planting some flowers. A lot of people always ask what the best flowers are for a garden. Personally, I think the best ones are seasonal flowers. Things like daffodils are great for spring, and there are loads of other beautiful and…
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3 Impressive High-End Garden Improvement Ideas

Contributed Post Gardens are a fantastic but often under-utilized part of a property. While it may be tempting to focus on improving the interior of your home, having a beautifully finished outdoor space will add that extra special dimension when hosting guests and parties. Here are three ideas for high-end upgrades to any garden. Build a Swimming Pool Picture Source The ultimate garden statement, a swimming pool will create an amazing ambience and give you the perfect excuse to spend all weekend outdoors in the summer. While the idea might be obvious, there are many factors to consider: How big should it be? What about shape and depth? Are there any special design features you’d like? A mix of simple rectangular design and a flat…
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Dirt on Your Hands aka something important I forgot about life

Somewhere along the line, we changed our minds about getting dirt on our hands. When you’re a kid, dirt is just something that happens on your way to dinner. It gets on your hands the way aches get in your bones as an adult. You don’t plan for it or think about it. It doesn’t stop your day unless fate is working against you, like your mom telling you to wash up or your back flaring up so bad you can’t get the recycling bin all the way down the driveway. Dirt happened. Your knees would get covered, too, jeans worn to white threads threatening to hole and sneakers equal parts rubber and mud. But it was the hands that did it. Caked dirt, dirt…
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