Those with a love and admiration of plants but lack of experience or time can still enjoy gardening; it is simply a matter of creating a garden space that works with the individual’s skills, time, and region. Using pots and containers of various sizes can allow easier access to the plants for pruning and maintenance, a more controlled and nutrient-rich soil, and less weeding. It may also allow the gardener to move temperature sensitive plants indoors as required. If planting directly in the ground, attention should be paid to the type of soil present in order to (more…)
Archive for October, 2011
It is fun to watch wildlife up close without being noticed. The birds sing delightful songs, the chattering of squirrels is comical and the grace and beauty of the butterfly is awe inspiring. It is also fun to watch a cottontail race across a field. It can be fun to landscape the property to provide a safe haven for wildlife.
Wildlife will appear on the property once a favorable habitat is created. The basics to provide for a favorable habitat are food, water, cover and a safe spot to raise young. Most wildlife does well with native trees, shrubs, (more…)