Monthly Archives: June 2013

Some Tips on Photographing Flowers


Now that summer is here, there are many beautiful flowers in full bloom just waiting for you to take their portrait! With the popularity and ease of today’s digital cameras, it is no surprise that many gardeners have taken an … Continue reading

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What is Companion Planting?


Just like human beings, plants also have friends and enemies. For some reason or other, some plants seem to grow best when in the company of certain plants. Companion planting is the act of deliberately growing plants together in a … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday! Free July 2013 Desktop Calendar Wallpapers


It’s that time again! Celebrate the hot days of summer with these fun and cheerful desktop wallpapers! Here are five free June 2013 desktop calendar wallpapers with bright and happy flowers for you to enjoy. The resolution is 1920 x … Continue reading

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Fun Flower Facts: Oriental Poppy (Papaver Orientale)


The Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale), one of the prettiest flowering perennials in the late spring/early summer garden, is prized for its big, airy blooms that come in gorgeous shades of red, pink, orange and white. This type of poppy typically … Continue reading

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10 Uses for Pot Marigolds (Calendula)


With its bright yellow-orange hues and cheerful nature, it’s no wonder the pot marigold is a summertime favourite with gardeners! These bright and vibrant flowers will liven up any garden, patio and other outdoor spaces! They would be ideal in … Continue reading

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Unique Container Gardening Ideas


Container gardening has grown in popularity in recent years, especially for those living in apartments or smaller spaces. It’s a great way to add a burst of colour and personality to your outdoor space! And one of the best things … Continue reading

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Reasons to Grow Native Plants in Your Garden


Gardening can be overwhelming, especially for beginners. Not only are there are thousands of different plants and flowers to choose from, breeders are constantly creating new varieties each year. That being said, many gardeners are making an effort to add … Continue reading

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Puya Berteroniana, a Rare and Exotic Plant, Blooms in the UK


Wednesday June 19th, 2013 was an exciting day for plant lovers. Puya Berteroniana, an exotic plant that belongs to the Bromeliad family (a relative of the pineapple), bloomed for the first time in the 11 years at the Ventor Botanic … Continue reading

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Trend Alert: Living Pictures with Succulents


Vertical gardening and living walls are still cool. One of the hottest trends right now in gardening/home decor is “living pictures,” where succulent cuttings are artfully woven into a frame to create a living, breathing piece of artwork that can … Continue reading

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How to Make a Fresh Flower Lei


Having a beach or Hawaiian Luau themed party? You must make a lei! Nothing says “beach” quite like the lei. Leis are necklaces that can be make with just about any material that can be strung together, from candy to … Continue reading

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