30 Jul 2016
Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) may be the happiest flowers in the garden. With their colorful dark centers ringed with a crown of golden petals, they brighten up even the gloomiest of days, whether planted in long rows ...
23 Jul 2016
Cannas are among the most colorful, flamboyant perennials. These rhizomatus perennials come in a vast variety of colors and boast immense, often- veined, paddle-shaped leaves and sheathing leaf stalks...
16 Jul 2016
The name marigolds may refer to plants: common marigold, plants in the genus Tagetes, species of Calendula officinalis. Marigolds in the Tagetes genus are in the same family as Calendula the Asteraceae...
9 Jul 2016
There are few ornamental flowers as dazzling and unique as celosia. Whether it is the feathery, flame-like floral heads of plumed type, which produces upright spires ...
2 Jul 2016
It’s always lovely to see flowers blooming in the garden, but often hard to cut them bring them indoor. That’s a good reason for creating a cutting garden.
25 Jun 2016
The rainy season is here again filling up drainages, pot holes and what have you, increasing breeding places for the mosquitoes. That is why more persons get bitten by the bugs ...
18 Jun 2016
We’ve all heard the negative stories in the media, 52 per cent of wildlife lost in the last 40 years, songbirds and butterflies populations declining and recently massive losses in bee populations.
11 Jun 2016
Landscapes sustain us by giving us food to eat, air to breathe and space to live in. it is important to respect our natural landscape and the wildlife they support.
4 Jun 2016
Now you might not think about pollinators straight off when you think about gardening. After all, bees, butterflies and hummingbirds have always been part of the background of our gardens.
28 May 2016
Most of us think that soil fertility revolves around the question of what we need to buy and add to soil. When we begin working with a piece of ground, especially if it has been abused...
21 May 2016
Soil is the key to health, both for ourselves and for the animals and plants we depend on. But soil “in good heart,” as farmers used to say, is not something we can take for granted.
14 May 2016
Leaves needs raking up regularly in the harmmatan and dry season but instead of burning them, turn them to leave mould – a valuable free resource that is worth its weight in gold.