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

  • 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

  • Using the Propagation Technique Known as Budding to Grow Beautiful Ornamental Trees Flowering Dogwood trees can be easily grown from seed. However 99.9999% of the seedlings that sprout will be Cornus Florida, which is White Flowering Dogwood. It doesn’t matter if you collect the seeds from a White Dogwood or a Pink Dogwood, the seedlings are likely to be white. The only predictable way to grow a Pink Dogwood, Red Dogwood, or one of the beautiful Dogwoods with variegated leaves, is to bud or graft the desired variety onto a White Dogwood seedling. That’s why the botanical name for Pink

  • Finding flowers that beautify your home and garden!   To help gardeners choose flowers, various systems for rating hardiness have been developed. A plant is considered hardy in a region if it can grow and thrive there without requiring special protective measures such as insulating with straw mulch. To help gardeners choose flowers, various systems for rating hardiness have been developed. A plant is considered hardy in a region if it can grow and thrive there without requiring special protective measures such as insulating with straw mulch. Choose flowers that will work for you Sun or Shade: After hardiness, sunlight