The aromatic herb garden
When designing your scented herb garden, don’t forget to focus on more than just the smells of the plants remember to plan according to their color, the time of year they bloom, their size and their individual needs.
War of the roses: The French vs. English garden
In the words of Milburg Francisco Mansfield, an early-20th-century historian, “Turning back the pages of history one finds that each people, each century, possessed its own specious variety of garden.”
Growing up years Growing up in suburban Lagos, our home had two distinct gardens; the front and back gardens. While the front garden was purely ornamental filled with perennial and annual beds and exotic specimen plant such as the traveller’s palms,the backyard garden was mainly a vegetable garden, that boasted not only vegetables but had…
‘Naked lady Lily’
The “ Naked lady plant”, “March lilies”, botanical name Amaryllis belladonna species (family Amaryllidaceae), is a plant species native to the floral southern-western Cape Province of South Africa, but widely cultivated as an ornamental worldwide. Due to its extremely exquisite nature, this lovely plant species has found its way to many destinations and is reportedly…
January is the month that heralds “The New Year’ which comes at the height of the Harmattan season. The rains have long seized to fall, giving way to the Harmattan’s dry winds which blankets the landscape with its grey dust. Most plants manage to stay alive; the deciduous shedding their leaves, while those that keep…
‘Christmasifying’ the home
Christmas is just around the corner, so its time once again to decorate our homes. The Christmas tree is usually the focal point but we shouldn’t neglect other Christmas decorations. A Christmas decoration is any of several types of ornamentation used at Christmas time and throughout the holiday season.
Gardening in the city for greener good
Concern and heightened awareness for the environment has reached its tipping point and has flowed into mainstream gardening with crashing speed, we have come to a point in time when gardeners want their landscapes to benefit the environment, not pose a potential threat to it. So, having mountains of refuse dominating the city space is…
Garden design: Foodscaping
Food scaping is what it sounds like, a combination of landscaping and food. In the beginning… There were simply beautiful plants. Then when it was discovered that some were good to eat – their fruit, foliage, roots, or flowers providing the calories and nutrition required to assure mankind’s survival – it made sense to grow…
New urban gardening
In cities, indoor farming technology is helping urban agriculture to evolve and develop. People are looking for lifestyle friendly, plant related projects that cater to short attention spans and hectic schedules.
For great container gardening
Anything can be grown in a pot or container. A simple potted herb or potted ornamental could be considered a container or potted garden, but there are so much more possibilities. Pots and containers give you the ability to make good soil, experiment with color, textures and shapes. You can move your garden with the…