Gardening news and notes: Inspiring landscape design; ideas on Pinterest; gardening for change

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The internet is the source of good information, if you want to learn more about gardening. But in one article by Kym Pokorny from oregonlive.com, one of the best sites which you may visit to get more useful gardening information is the Pinterest. I agree with her. Pinterest does not only give you a boring text of the tips and tricks about gardening. But it also shows wonderful pictures and even videos which do not only help you learn; you will also find it entertaining and interesting. In fact, for me I find it as a great motivation to learn as I am having fun while browsing the pictures and reading the description. Check the rest of the article here: http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2013/01/gardening_news_and_notes_inspi.html

 

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Gear Up for Gardening Season With These Great Tools

In gardening, you need different kinds of tools to help you finish your tasks on time. Shelley Stonebrook has written an article from care2.com about the great tools which you can use for your garden. If you fail to use the right tools, most probably, you will also fail in your gardening project. Aside from that, you may be having a hard time finishing your work and you may not get satisfied with the outcome.

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Winter Gardening: How Low Will you Go?

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Some people don’t like to work in their garden during winter. In fact according in an article from gardenrant.com which is written by Susan Harris, some of the horticulturists say that during winter, the best thing that you can only do for your garden is planning. But for some gardeners, they have no rest or they don’t stop working on their garden no matter what season it is. But before you go out and work on your garden, make sure that you can take the temperature. You can wear winter clothes to keep you comfortable and warm. During winter, it is suggested that you should so the repair of your infrastructure like your patios and pathways. As a result, you will garner all the benefits in the end. Would like to try gardening even if it’s winter? Share your stories by leaving a comment below. You may also check the rest of the article here: http://gardenrant.com/2013/01/winter-gardening-how-low-will-you-go.html

Nonnative Plants: Ecological Traps

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The nonnative plants can attract different birds. Can you just imagine having them around in your garden? Definitely, they are lovely to look at and the way they chirp will surely remove your stress away. From nwf.org, an article, which is written by John Carey states that the Asian honeysuckles are not just beautiful. They also provide fragrance. Because of this, many kinds of birds are attracted to the plant. However, they also have flaws. Because of them, there are many birds around which have spread the seeds and this creates dense thickets. As a result the native plants are destroyed. Perhaps, it is important to weigh both of the positive and negative sides of having the plants. They help the birds survive; but what will happen to the native plants? Which is more important? The birds or the native plants? This discussion is presented in the whole article which you may read here: http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Birds/Archives/2013/Ecological-Traps.aspx

Off Season Gardening

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Do you love blueberries? Well, I do. That’s why I was captivated by what Phran Novelli shared from philadelphia.cbslocal.com. It was not yet the perfect time to plant the blueberries. But instead of just putting them in a pot, she decided to plant them anyway, instead of waiting for the spring. Well, the outcome has not yet determined whether she was successful or not. What do you think guys? Do you have any great ideas to share? Do you think blueberries will still live healthily even if she didn’t plant it on spring? Read the rest of the story here: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/01/21/off-season-gardening/

The aloe vera miracle: A natural medicine for cancer, cholesterol, diabetes, inflammation, IBS, and other health conditions

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Gardening does not only make you become healthier each day. The plants which you may have can bring several benefits for you and for the entire family just like what Aloe Vera can do. From naturalnews.com, Mike Adams has stated how powerful Aloe Vera is when it comes to treating certain diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cholesterol, inflammation, and many more. Aloe Vera is one of the most beneficial herbs which humans may enjoy to have. It is simply to plant and it requires less maintenance. Because of this, you won’t have any reason why not stay healthy. For Mark, he would blend the Aloe Vera and drink it consistently. It has the ability to boost your immune system which is useful in preventing us from getting sick, especially the fatal ones like cancer and diabetes. Lastly, if you want to have a beautiful skin, instead of buying expensive skin care products, you may try Aloe Vera and see the effects. It is all natural which is safe for you.

You can read more about the plant here: http://www.naturalnews.com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.html

Top Reasons Why You Should Have An Evening Garden

There is no doubt that a garden can do lots of advantages for you and for the environment. However, if you are a busy person, you may not have lots of time to stay, monitor, and just enjoy in your garden. That’s why an evening garden is the best solution to this. In this article, you will discover so many good things about having an evening garden and let’s name them one by one below:

  • It gives you the chance to enjoy your garden anytime, especially at night.

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Moss Moves

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Have you used moss in gardening? In an article written by Lois Barber from blogs.rep-am.com, he emphasizes that moss is used in decorating houseplants. In Japanese gardening, kokedama uses moss so that the roots won’t be seen. In the same way, if you have houseplants inside your home, you can put moss on top of the flower pot. Instead of leaving your plants with brown dirt, moss will enhance the beauty of the plants by adding green color aside from covering the roots. He tried this in his indoor rosemary plant as he has seen moss growing in his garden. For him, the moss adds more attraction to the plain herb.

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Heirloom seeds should be in your gardening plan

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Have you tried planting Heirloom seeds? If you haven’t, then you better include it in your next gardening plan as suggested in an article which is written by Dwain Lair from Harrisondaily.com. This is because Heirloom seeds can be passed from one generation to the next. Dwain shared his experience with his wife about heirloom seeds. They have found heirloom beans from a local feed store. The beans are now called Christmas Pole Lima. They’ve eaten some of them while they saved the others to be planted on summer. They also planted heirloom tomatoes as well as heirloom roses which provide them sweet smell in their entire room. What got me most is when he said that all his drafted roses died while his heirloom roses survive. Isn’t that great? This encourages me to try it. Of course, I want my kids to know about it more so that they can also teach their kids what they have learned from me.

Read the whole article here: http://harrisondaily.com/special_sections/country_neighbors/heirloom-seeds-should-be-in-your-gardening-plan/article_fbc73be0-5e7e-11e2-9772-001a4bcf887a.html