Resources for Specific Types of Gardens

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Your Pennsylvania Garden: Tips & Chores
Targeted towards Pennsylvanians, these gardening tips tell you the best time to begin your garden and what to grow. For instance, the site instructs that St. Patrick&s Day is the traditional time to plant peas and potatoes. Trees & shrubs and lawn care are also discussed thoroughly. Learn how to test your soil, secrets to green lawns and how to prune correctly.

Container Gardening Tips
Billed as a "complete guide to container gardening" this site is full of tips on how to start a container garden. Growing plants in pots, in addition to other objects can offer gardeners a wide range of enjoyable and creative ways to create and maintain your garden. This site was created since interest in container gardening has escalated steadily since it became popular in Southern California in the 1950s. The site has a message board and provides a list and description of good plants for container gardening: 1) herbs (e.g., sage, rosemary, chives, dill), 2) vegetables and fruit (apples, cucumber, cherry, fig, eggplant), 3) flowers (lily of the Nile, asparagus fern, daylily), 4) bulbs (tulilps, hyacinth, snowdrop, iris), 5) shrubs and trees (crape myrtle, bougainvillea), and 6) odds and ends such as bamboo and cacti. The guide will help you select the right containers and their ideal locations so you can plan and grow a beautiful garden in containers.growing plants in pots or urns in addition to other objects, offers you a variety of enjoyable and creative ways to maintain and experiment with your garden.

What Are Bonsai?
This page, written by Brent Walston, contains beginner's information about Bonsai. You'll learn what it is, how to grow it, and how to care for it? For instances, maybe you didn't know that bonsai are not house plants. They usually must grow outdoors all year long. Bonsai are carefully trained to achieve their unique shapes. The recommended method of watering will help prevent a salt buildup in the soil. Once you read the information on this page, you can move on to the next article, A Beginner's First Bonsai. There are many other articles and images on the site to check out. You can also check out the plant and tool catalog.

Want to Buy an Outdoor Fountain? Find Out How!
You want to create a peaceful space in your back yard and you understand that installing an outdoor fountain is a great way to do this. If you are on a limited budget, you can pick up a fountain kit from the local hardware store; in a situation where you have more discretionary income, you may want to consider a custom-made outdoor fountain. With the number of different choices for materials, you will be able to find something that fits in with the overall effect you are trying to achieve. Be sure to check out the tips for maintaining your garden fountain in good order.

Brighten Up Your Garden with Fire Pots
YouTube is the place to go online when you want to check out videos on fire pots. Get decorating tips so that you can use them to beautify your outdoor living space effectively. Videos featuring gel fuel firepots are featured here, and are worth checking out. Several videos tackle the idea of how to position firepots so that they look attractive.

Abigal Gordeon's Gardens
This site lieves up to its billing as A Comprehensive Guide to Home Grown Fruits and Vegetables. There are specific sections for many kinds of each. For fruits: blueberries, grapes, cantaloupe, pumpkins, strawberries, watermelon, as well as planting apple trees and grafting fruit trees. For vegetables: asparagus, brussels sprouts, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, onions, peppers, rhubarb, potatoes and tomatotoes. A whole section for home hydroponics covers hydroonic systems, grow lights, mediums, nutrients, ventilation and indoor pollination. The site also has articles on various topics such as understanding fertilzer lables, composting, container garders, and even Talking to Plants. A whole section of information called Preserving the Harvest contains articles on pickling, canning, freezing, making jams and jellies, and recipes for various fruits and vegetables. Other sections cover garden bests and beneficial insects.

American Camellia Society
The American Camellia Society is a national organization dedicated to fostering appreciation for and knowledge Camellias. Founded in 1945, the Society is headquarted at Massee Lane Gardens near Fort Valley in central Georgia. This official website offers information on how to join the society, in addition to information about camellias. You can learn how to grow and care for camellias; and find out about camellia show dates.


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