Christmas is coming...
The Christmas holiday is a time for beauty and good cheer and nothing helps bring beauty and good cheer like beautiful flowers for Christmas.
If you are thinking which landscaping style is best for your garden, consider carefully which school of thought you want to follow- formal or informal garden design.
Garden styles and character
In garden design we have to consider the key elements or principles of design (size, form, balance) – whether form or function depends on primary purpose, often both. Also, there are two basic styles of gardens, formal and informal.
Garden design, lines and themes
I didn’t like dealing with lines and angles in math class, but I love using them when thinking about landscape ideas. Take advantage of lines, shapes, and angles when reviewing your garden ideas and laying out your yard to add drama and impact.
Costus Spectabilis common name ‘’yellow trumpet” or “golden trumpet” our national floral emblem (which flowers were erroneously represented in red instead of its yellow color on our national coat of arms).
Spirit of the land: Spectacular Costus Spectabilis
Nigeria is a tropical West African country that has relatively warm climate with temperatures ranging from 43 to 111 degrees F. Climate conditions vary across the land, with cooler temperatures and higher average rainfall on the coastal regions and dryer temperatures as you progress inland.
It’s all in the soil
There’s nothing like a spell of hot, dry weather to expose the crusting, cracking, nutrient-depleted state of your soil. Heavy clays and apparently lifeless sands really show their flaws in the warmer months.
Plants and soil types
Your favourite plants don’t seem to thrive in your garden? Check your soil- it’s structure, acidity, alkalinity and fertility have a major impact on what will or won’t grow.
Sweet and sour soils
How to Improve Garden Soil With Amendments Dirt by any other name will still stain your clothes, but for gardeners, that dirt becomes soil as soon as there are plants growing in it. Although garden-variety soil seems ordinary, it is actually a complex mixture of mineral particles, elemental nutrients, and organic material that combine to…