We love to spend our summer days outside with family and friends, but pesky bugs are quick to drive a party indoors. For a chemical-free way to keep insects at bay this season, we asked the experts from our green goods team to recommend their favorite bug repellent plants. Planted near the doorway or transformed … Continue reading 6 Bug Repellent Patio Plants
If you acquire a rose bush to grow it in your garden or your container, the foremost thing is to ensure that you don’t allow it to dry out even before you plant it. Make sure that the plant does not dehydrate before you place it in the planting hole and water it properly. When … Continue reading About Planting Roses
The oldest method of propagating roses is from their seeds. This method of propagating roses is very easy and also does not require much equipment. You just require pots/ containers, sowing flats and, if possible, fluorescent or greenhouse lights. However, if you don’t have a greenhouse or access to one, you can also germinate the rose … Continue reading About Starting Roses From Seeds
The aspect of breeding plants involves facilitating the pollen from a selected male parent to come in contact with the selected female parent’s receptive organ. Simultaneously, it is essential to ensure that no other agent is allowed to introduce other pollens to the chosen female parent. The procedure of plant breeding is somewhat easy. However, … Continue reading Breeding Hostas
Some plants can be started indoors early in the season, before soil and air temperatures are warm enough to plant outdoors. From a seed-starting perspective, most of our common vegetable plants fall into one of three categories. Don't do well direct-seeded outdoors - these plants seem to do better if they are started in a … Continue reading Grow Your Own Vegetable Garden Transplants
By the end of the 19th century, a great many hybrids had been made and had flowered. After 1871, new hybrids were published in the Gardener's Chronicle, and from 1893, also in the Orchid Review which was established that year. In 1895 the orchid firm Sander & Sons of St. Albans, England, began to register … Continue reading Hybridization Of Orchids
This hand cream is especially beneficial for those hard-working hands. Because you are using unpreserved vegetable oils, if you don't have a cool, dark place to store the hand cream or a friend to share with, consider making only half this recipe at a time. To make calendula tea, pour a cup of boiling water … Continue reading Gardener’s Hand Cream.