Gardens Web

There are few hobbies as relaxing and gratifying as tending your own garden.  I consider my garden to be a canvas!   My gardening blog will hopefully inspire you to create a beautiful and satisfying landscape.​

Best gardening wishes,

Alan

  • Eliminating Allergenic Mold Spores in Your Gardens Tiny mold spores cause plenty of allergies. Often our gardens are full of molds but luckily there are many things we can do to eliminate allergy-causing mold spores. All molds produce tiny reproductive spores and the trick is to find ways to get rid of the molds themselves. What we plant, and where, has a large influence. I continually see the flat out dumb practice of planting tall evergreen trees and shrubs on the South sides of house. In the winter the sun is low on the horizon and we get most of

  • A Brief Guide to the Best Trees for Providing Shade for Your Garden Hedge Trees can be broken down into three main parts: the roots, the leaves and the woody structure between them. The roots' function is to bring raw materials—water and mineral salt dissolved in water—to the tree. The leaves absorb carbon dioxide from the air and use the sun's light energy to combine this gas with the moisture from the roots, thus making the simple sugars which are the basic nutrients of the tree. Trees can be broken down into three main parts: the roots, the leaves and

  • Knowing which plants are best for your garden We often buy plants on impulse only to find there is nowhere in the garden that really suits them. Before buying plants examine your garden to see how much sun and shade it gets, whether the soil is well drained or waterlogged and whether your aspect is sheltered or windswept. Then you will be prepared to purchase the right shade-loving plants for the sheltered areas, sun-lovers for the warm spots, drought-resistant plants for the parched areas, and swamp plants for the poorly-drained parts. We often buy plants on impulse only to find

  • 5 Pieces of Equipment Gardeners Can’t Live Without Gardening is fun and rewarding and may be considered a hobby, talent or both and sometimes it’s just luck. Gardening is not as easy as it looks and involves dedication, time and consistency and many trials and errors. There are many aspects to maintaining a healthy garden, but some aspects are more important than others. An individual who likes to garden can have the knowledge to produce the best garden in the world, but without the right equipment and materials it just wouldn’t be possible. Gardening is fun and rewarding and may

  • Bring Art and Structure to Your Garden Arbors, trellises and pergolas have been adding art and structure to outdoor living spaces and gardens for centuries. For anyone looking to add space, style and elegance to their garden, these versatile wooden structures are practical projects that can be built in a single weekend Arbors, trellises and pergolas have been adding art and structure to outdoor living spaces and gardens for centuries For anyone looking to add space, style and elegance to their garden, these versatile wooden structures are practical projects that can be built in a single weekend. Add beauty to