Using Ice Cubes to Water Orchids

Giving Your Orchid Plants a Chilling Experience

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Beautiful orchid plants

One of the challenges that many persons face is giving their plants the right amount of water whether watering plants that are directly grown in the ground or from containers many plants have suffered at the hands of those who are inexperienced.

Water is one of the key components to the survival of garden plants but if applied incorrectly such as under or overwatering can cause issues. I have heard statements over the years by persons saying they killed their plant either by giving too much water or just not having a green thumb.

If you’ve had this experience and would love to keep your plants looking as beautiful growing healthy just as you first brought them from your plant nursery then continue reading.

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Using Paper In The Garden

7 Ways to Use Shredded Paper in the Garden

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Shredded Paper

What I love about organic gardening is the amount of money that can be saved while going all-natural ensuring that our garden plants are getting what they need without any side effects such as food contamination.

Sure there are many types of organics that are costly but then there are also other organic materials that are inexpensive and some you don’t have to spend a dime on.

For example, we all love to keep up with the news finding out information about what’s happening in society or around the world, now I will agree that radios and the television are great to keep us informed by the airwaves but besides these devices, there are also newspapers that can keep us just as informed.

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Using Cardboard in the Garden

A Junk that can be Turned into a Treasure

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A cardboard box

There is an old saying that “one mans junk is another man’s treasure” which is so true and in fact, one mans junk can save us some trouble along with time and a few extra bucks as well.

There are so many ways to have success in gardening going the cheap and easy way which makes sense, how do we accomplish it. By thinking outside of the box

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Diy Garden Hacks

Save Money with these Garden Hacks

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Diy garden hack save money

Gardening offers so many opportunities from growing your very own edibles to giving your yard a facelift, getting that much-needed exercise, connecting with nature that is so relaxing, increasing your properties value and so much more but what I also love about gardening is thinking outside of the box as your imagination runs wild with ideas that can save you both time and money while producing healthy crops that are so beneficial and beautifying our surroundings. In this article, we will be looking at DIY HACKS.

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How to Make an Insect Hotel

Providing a Roof for your Insect Friends

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 An Insect Hotel

The use of insect hotels is gaining so much recognition, who would have thought that giving nature a helping hand in this way would be so beneficial. When I first came across these hotels I was a bit taken because I did not know about them but doing my research has proven that these hotels are used by so many to support nature, insect hotels come in many shapes and sizes.

The idea of installing an insect hotel is a great way to house our garden insect friends from the elements, for nesting and raising they’re young. Who would want to tell these beneficial insects to bug off when we can use their support to ensure that our garden plants are protected from garden insect pests ( the bad bugs ) which can cause so much damage.

If you’re interested in rolling out the red carpet for beneficial insects by building or installing an insect hotel then stick around as we learn more about these hotels and the benefits they offer.

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Garden Ideas Recycled Materials

$aving Money and having Lots Fun with these Great Ideas

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Flowering plants in boots

There is a saying that “one mans junk is another mans treasure” this saying is so true because I have seen so many throwaways become useful to someone else, what we see as junk can be made useful by saving us those hard-earned dollars it is all a matter of letting those creative juices flow and you will be well on your way to making use of that which is considered to be junk.

I know of a place that throws away tons of plant material each year, this material would get piled up and taken to the city dump. I spoke to one of the managers on previous occasions to purchase a mulching machine and mulch that material which he did not listen to, that plant material could also be used as a potting medium but to this day they are still piling and hauling those materials to the city dump that’s thousands of dollars being flushed down the drain each year.

While you may not have that much plant material to make good use of let’s make our junk our treasure by thinking outside of the box and making good use of it by recycling. Here are a few junks that can be made our treasure.

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Epsom Salt In The Garden

An All-NaturalApproach to Promote a Plants Health

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Epsom Salt

Epsom salt can do wonders to remove aches and pain I remembered from child I would hear the older generation talk about soaking in a tube of water along with Epsom salt after a hard day to relieve the pain they were feeling but what has also been discovered years ago is the use of Epsom salt in the garden which can be beneficial to garden plants.

The use of Epsom salt in the garden is a safe method of boosting our garden plants’ health, what Epsom salt does is to enhance a plant’s green color along with flower bloom. Epsom salt consists of water, sulfate, and magnesium, stick around and learn the wonders of Epsom salt in the garden.

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How To Use Oatmeal In The Garden

Using Oatmeal to Solve Garden Problems

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Oatmeal is a great breakfast cereal to start your day off,  oatmeal has so many benefits when it comes to our health which is so amazing but what stands out most about oats is this grain is great for our hearts. There was a time when I myself was not a fan of oatmeal but because of its health benefits, I will eat it to stay healthy and fit.

But what I find also interesting about oatmeal is that it can be used in the garden to help us with issues we may be facing. The method of using oatmeal in the garden is a natural and safe way to take care of certain problems, especially when there is the presence of children and pets.

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Using Coke In The Garden

A Classic Drink Which Works Wonders in the Garden


As a child, a soft drink that my family along with myself enjoyed was coca-cola which quenched our thirst. This classic drink has been around for many years and has made a name for itself. Coca-cola is sold worldwide in stores and restaurants of all sizes. Fast-food chains also offer this soft drink as a refreshing beverage.

But what I also found amazing about coca-cola is it can be used in our gardens which I think is pretty cool, the use of coco-cola in the garden is a great way to achieve your desired result while saving your hard-earned dollar, how is this done well let’s take a closer look at coca-cola in the garden.

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Attracting Earthworms To Your Garden

Earthworms A Gardners Gold Mine

An Earthworm

Have you ever wonder why many gardens are teeming with earthworms? I remember as a child I would often come across earthworms in our garden especially on rainy days when the grounds were saturated with water. The presence of earthworms in garden areas is not to take up space, earthworms are hard at work doing their part in helping to bring balance to our ecosystem which I believe is so awesome.

The presence of these tiny engineers make such a huge impact when it comes to garden plants, the presence of earthworms in our gardens is an added benefit. The use of earthworms as far as harvesting them has become so popular because it has been discovered the vital role they play.

What makes the presence of earthworms so crucial is their excrement or casting which is considered to be good organic to sustain the lives of garden plants.

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Native Plants To Help Prevent Erosion

Controlling Soil Erosion With Plants

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Soil erosion has been a concern for years, the process is said to be a natural occurrence that greatly affects the earth’s surface. Soil erosion occurs when the topsoil which is considered to be fertile or nutrient is washed away or removed by raindrops, winds, tillage, and downslope runoff.

In some cases, soil runoff or soil being depleted can happen very slowly going unnoticed for long periods of time the good news, however, is with the proper measure put in place can fight back and help to save your topsoil which is so important.

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Root Bound Plants And Their Care

Helping your garden plant to recovery from root bound

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For those of us who are weekend warriors, we get so excited to work in our gardens connecting with nature as we give our gardens and landscapes the facelift which they need, how wonderful it is when we get the chance to head down to our favorite plant nursery to purchase a few plants which we can add to our gardens sprucing it up to bring that much need a flavor.

But as much as we are excited about making a few purchases we should be mindful of choosing plants that are healthy, to often there have been plants that were purchased without giving a thorough inspection of those plants which did not enhance the appearance of our gardens and landscapes but rather became an eyesore.

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Use Aluminum Foil In The Garden

Garden Tips for Recycling aluminum foil

Garden Plant With Aluminum Foil

And just when you thought there were no more tips and tricks with using products from your cupboards or kitchen pantry comes another great idea which is not only beneficial to garden plants but will help you in so many ways. Aluminum foil has found its place in our gardens and landscapes.

No longer is aluminum foil used to wrap foods keeping them safe and warm but can really work wonders in our landscapes and garden area. Using aluminum foil is a great way to save those hard-earned dollars while giving you good results.

Below we will be looking at ways in using aluminum foil to our advantage, why should aluminum foil wrap be limited only to our kitchen area when it can do so much more?

From the kitchen to our gardens

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Gardening Ideas On A Budget

Creating your dream garden on a budget

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Installing a garden is a great way to connect with nature on the great outdoors, what I love about gardening is that you get to create a space where you can sit back and relax enjoying the beauty and the wonders of nature. There are so many choices of garden creation or you can have a combination of both doubling the pleasure.

The great thing also about having a garden is that base on your gardening goals can serve many purposes, for example maintaining a manicured garden will increase your properties value, food production, better quality foods, can save you $$$$$$$$, getting that much-needed exercise, stress reliever, bonding by spending time together working in your garden, etc…

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Golden Dewdrop Plant Care

Golden Dewdrop Planting Guide

Botanical Name

The botanical name for this shrub is called the Duranta Erecta.

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Golden Dewdrop

The golden dewdrop or the golden Duranta is a perennial shrub, this plant with its yellow leaves and small purple flowers can really put on a show, what I love about the golden Duranta is its colorful leaves and flowers which means installing these garden beauties in your landscape and gardens will give you that constant color. As the bloom season passes for this garden beauty the leaves will continue to maintain its color of yellow until the next bloom season when a beautiful mass of tiny purple flowers reappears.

I have worked with these plants on a few garden projects which give that WOW. But be careful however because this perennial shrub has tiny prickles, if not handled with care can give a painful experience, how do I know because this was my experience on many occasions when working with them. What is also good to know is the golden Duranta attracts wildlife such as butterflies.

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How To Use Aspirin In The Garden

Keeping your plants healthy with aspirins

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Chilli Peppers

Plants are like humans which is pretty amazing. In this article, we will be discussing a very exciting and interesting topic that I believe you will also find interesting and that is using aspirins to keep your garden plants healthy and vibrant.

Who would have ever thought we would be using aspirins to promote our garden plant’s health, when I first heard of this I was blown away, and am sure that if this is your first time hearing about this topic you may be surprised too.

The use of aspirins has become so popular that many weekend warriors (Gardeners) are taking full advantage of this method which has proven to give good results in the garden.

The science of aspirins

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What Causes Browning Of Plant Leaves Tips

Eradicating leaf tip burn

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Browning tips of plant leaves

You have purchased your plant from your nursery or garden enter and installed it, your plant is growing very nicely with its lush green leaves and amazing flowers you could not be more proud than to have a plant that is happy in its new home it’s like parents bringing home their newborn baby from the hospital.

Ok, you may not be that excited about your beautiful plant compared to your new bundle of joy but you are still happy none the less showing off your plants to family and friends that you have a green thumb then out of the blue one day it hits you by surprise almost knocking you to the ground the plant that made you so proud of all of its lushness and fullness are showing signs that something is wrong.

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Spring Bulb Frost Protection

Your complete guide for bulb protection

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Spring Flowering Bulb

How does your garden grow? For those of us who are weekend warriors keeping our gardens in the best shape ever is at the top of our to-do list because keeping our gardens well maintained is a must that brings along with it so many benefits as we connect with nature in the great outdoors.

But there are challenges that we often face which can wage havoc on our gardens seeking to turn our work of art into a nightmare as we rise to the occasion with sleeves rolled up facing those challenges doing and all that we can as victory is in our grasp the battle raging and in the end breathing a sigh of relief that the war has fallen in our favor.

Ok I know, I might be exaggerating a bit but we do have our share of issues that must be dealt with if we are to have garden success. In this article, we will be discussing how to protect our bulbs from frost damage.

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Baking Soda In The Garden

The POWER of Baking Soda in Your Garden

What I love about baking soda is that it can be used beyond the kitchen. Even in the bathroom baking soda has been and still is used to whiten teeth. It is interesting to know the positive effects

baking sodas have in the garden to bring about amazing results. This natural product is being used by many homeowners and therefore has gained worldwide attention.

So for those of you who are weekend warriors and love to spend time in your gardens, I know, you will find this information to be most useful. With that said here are some awesome facts about baking soda in the garden.

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EggShells In The Garden

Eggshells a gardeners treasure


Don’t trash the gold use it for your garden, what comes first the chicken or the egg? I think we all know the answer to that question but do you know that eggshells are a gardener’s treasure?

Eating that morning breakfast of scrambled eggs with whole wheat toast and fruits along with a  glass of orange juice is a great way to start your morning

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How To Keep Cats Out Of Your Garden


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A Cat

Protect your Garden from Cats

Cats are loved and adored by so many people because of how cute and cuddly they are but as adorable as they may be there are some challenges they bring at times because of their curiosity and playfulness.

I remembered a few years ago my son owned a cat, and I watched on many occasions when he would have fun playing with his cat but at times his cat would get into mischief

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Planting Gel

Plant Gel and its Use

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It is so good to know that there are many amazing products that are on the market that make life so much easier for us. In this article, we will be looking at plant gel and how this has been of great benefit to so many people including myself.

Many years ago I worked at a five-star resort and some of my responsibilities were not only to care for the plants in the nursery and interior but also to make sure that the plants on the grounds were well taken care of.

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Benefit Of Sand

Using Sand to Promote Lawn and Garden Health

We have talked a whole lot about plants, insects, soils, chemicals, etc… but one topic that we hardly hear about in landscape and gardening is sand. How important is sand and how can sand add to the overall health of our landscape and gardens?

When persons hear about sand the first thing that comes to their mind is the beach and yes you are right sandcastles. Now don’t get me wrong, it is nice to kick off our shoes, head to the beach, and become that child we once were having an all-out sand party.

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Children on the beach

 Sand is beneficial in so many ways.

Sand matters

Sand plays a very big role because of the part it plays with our soil profile. While we can agree that soil is at the heart of the survival of plant life, soil still needs help in order to meet plant requirements.

Sand and it’s many uses

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Animal Control

Keeping animals out of your garden and landscapes

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A Rabbit

A challenge to every gardener occasionally is keeping unwanted animals out of their landscapes and gardens. There is much reason why animals invade our landscape and gardens. Their main objective is their survival, so it does not matter to them how great of a landscape or garden you have. Their goal is to find shelter, food, and water.

Even if they have to trespass as a means of survival. This can be a challenge to any gardener who has labored so hard investing time, energy and not to mention money into developing that nice and costly landscape or garden.

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