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What You Need to Know About Apartment Gardening

What You Need to Know About Apartment Gardening

With the pandemic situation, we have been forced to self-isolate and adapt to an indoor lifestyle. And while it’s easy to stay idle inside your apartment, it’s important to keep ourselves occupied. One great way to stay productive is by trying indoor gardening. According to researchers from Chungnam National University, indoor gardening comes with numerous benefits—from relieving stress, to decreasing blood pressure. The good news is that you don’t need a big space to get started, as an apartment garden can be just as ideal for lush greenery as a regular garden. If you’re ready to set up your own, we have gathered some tips from here in the US and from Europe that will guide you. Set Up a Sunny Space The first thing you’ll need to do when setting up your garden is find a space that attracts some sunshine.… Read Full Post
DIY Terrarium: Now is the time!

DIY Terrarium: Now is the time!

Yep, we all have some extra time on our hands right now. It makes a DIY terrarium the perfect way to fill an afternoon. If you are looking for projects to do with your children, this is a good one! While I titled this “DIY Terrarium” it probably could also be called “Terrarium Refresh” or “Replanting a Terrarium” because this was an old terrarium that needed a new look. After more than three years sitting on my desk it was time! As you can see this terrarium is sad, S-A-D! I decided to scrap everything, including the pepperomia with the green and white leaves. With more tropical and water loving plants to go in here it didn’t seem like it would do well in the moist environment.… Read Full Post
Bringing amaryllis indoors

Bringing amaryllis indoors

Its time to bring your amaryllis indoors! Well, a few weeks ago was probably the time to bring your amaryllis indoors but it isn’t too late. I’ve been letting my amaryllis grow outside all summer. This has been so easy that I have, in fact, completely forgotten about them. I’ve been so proud of myself for the restraint I’ve shown because there is a little bit of space on my plant shelves… and then I discover yet another plant which I have not brought indoors. I planted my two amaryllis outside near the end of May. I tucked them behind some elephant ears and hibiscus and, truthfully, forgot they were there until I saw some amaryllis indoors at a garden center yesterday.… Read Full Post
Patio Design Tips For A Stunning Garden

Patio Design Tips For A Stunning Garden

Image  The patio area of our garden is always a great place to host guests and have parties. This summer in particular is always amazing for this because we get to strike up the grill and sit out in the sun with the people we love and some ice cold beers.  If your patio area is looking a little drab and needs some life breathed back into it this year, we have some handy design ideas for you this summer. Divide Your Space  A great idea when you are looking to create a hosting area for the garden is to divide the patio area into a few different smaller areas. There can be a main seating area, a cooking area for the grill, and a produce area where you plant your favorite fruits and vegetables.… Read Full Post
Succulent tables & Bloomingtables

Succulent tables & Bloomingtables

Who doesn’t love succulents? Who also has so many plants that they are running out of space? Just today I was introduced to Bloomingtables and I think this succulent table may be the perfect way to squeeze just a few more plants into our home! This project is still in the KickStarter campaign, but their beautiful design is sure to be a hit. I am a little dubious about plant selection and I think its going to be very important to select the right plants for your location. These older posts on growing succulents indoors and succulent terrariums will give you lots of good ideas for succulents that will do well without a ton of light. All of these will keep their great shapes and colors in darker rooms.… Read Full Post
Is Your Garden the Hostess with the Mostess?

Is Your Garden the Hostess with the Mostess?

Everyone wants to make the most out of their garden, and that means you need to host people. In the summertime, there’s nothing like inviting friends and family around and eating good food. Unfortunately, you can only do it if your garden is in good shape or else the party won’t go to plan and your dirty yard will be the talk of the town. Gossip flies around neighborhoods like wildfire, people! The good news is you can transform your garden into the hostess with the mostess in a few simple steps. Continue reading to find out more. Add Different Textures A green lawn and colorful flowers look incredible, yet they aren’t the most functional features for events. Where are people going to stand without getting their feet wet and muddy?… Read Full Post
3 ways to make the most out of your back garden

3 ways to make the most out of your back garden

Back gardens are our chance to build ourselves a sanctuary. To have somewhere where we can escape to when we need a bit of alone time or just want to be outdoors. All too often, however, back gardens are left neglected. Concerns over the money or time it takes to really maintain a garden can make it difficult to get started on creating your own little bit of paradise. But it’s still possible to make the most out of a back garden (no matter the size) in a cheap and low-maintenance fashion so that you have a space that you can really enjoy. Read through our three top tips to help you make the most of your back garden. 1. Use the walls https://unsplash.com/photos/Sz4iD0pipxc The best gardens have plenty of plants.… Read Full Post
Japanese Themes to Transform Your Backyard

Japanese Themes to Transform Your Backyard

Flickr If you live in the West and you’re a little worried that your garden looks the same as your neighbor’s, then you might want to try a little Japanese inspiration.  Japan is a country, like many in the West, obsessed with its gardens. In Japan, the purpose of the garden is not to provide leisure or be a show of wealth, but to impart feelings of tranquility and peace. The cultural origins of gardens, therefore, are strikingly different from what many people are used to.  Because of this, gardens in Japan have a different style and theme. The focus is less on symmetry and formality, and more on creating the sort of places that allow the mind to wander from the troubles of the world.… Read Full Post
Creating a More Guest Friendly Garden Bursting With Character

Creating a More Guest Friendly Garden Bursting With Character

Being a host is something you enjoy doing, but you never want to do anything by half measures. Your garden will always be your pride and joy; it is also one of the best places to entertain your guests. Your backyard doesn’t have to be plain and simple like most of your neighbors. It can be as luscious and extravagant as you like, as long as it is welcoming to your prospective guests. There is something enjoyable about getting stuck into a new garden project, so consider the following ways to create a more guest friendly garden that is bursting with character. Perfect Patios There is nothing quite like sitting outside when the sun is shining with a freshly made jug of cold sangria.… Read Full Post
Redesigning Features of Your Backyard

Redesigning Features of Your Backyard

When it comes to gardening, many of us focus on maintenance. We mow the lawn, trim bushes, prune trees, pull up weeds, and water any herbs and plants that we’ve bedded and are nurturing. However, every now and then, you might want to take larger, more significant, and more structural change into consideration. Why? This can really make your outdoor space look like a completely different place in a positive way. Now, these changes take a little more time, planning, preparation, and investment, but the outcomes are more than worth everything that goes into them. So, if this sounds good to you, here are a few different options for you to consider! Installing a Patio When we think of backyards, we tend to think of relatively green spaces.… Read Full Post

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