Tips For Using Your Garden Wisely

A garden gives you a lot of possibilities to make someone else’s day a little brighter when they are having a bad day or a bad time in their life.

Use Your Garden Wisely

Are you one of the few people you know who has a garden in their backyard? If so, then it is something you should be very proud of doing for yourself and your family. The indicator of a hard worker is always in the garden and a garden gives you a lot of possibilities to make someone else’s day a little brighter when they are having a bad day or a bad time in their life.

If you have a rose garden, then use the roses in your garden to put a smile on someone’s face who has been under the weather. Take a bouquet of roses to a nearby nursing home and ask if there is a patient who doesn’t receive much company or many visitors and then give them the roses. If you have ailing neighbours take them a rose or two. Whoever you can give a rose to every now and then will certainly make for a better day.

Is vegetable gardening your forte? If so, then take the time to gather up what you know you and your family will not eat and go see relatives one afternoon. Right before you leave mention you brought them a basket full of fresh veggies and watch them light up with excitement at the thought of fresh vegetables on their dining table!

If you are going to plant an herb garden, then you need to know how each herb can benefit you and your family and also where the herbs can be used. What do you know about the herbs you plant? Learn what you can about them and then use them daily to improve your life and the lives of others around you.

Gardening is a fun hobby but it can be so much more rewarding if you use the fruits of the garden to win over friends and family. Remember, you can never have too many of either.

Rose Gardens Are Special Gardens

Rose gardens are hard work and that is why many people don’t choose to plant roses anymore …

The Most Special Rose Gardens

Have you ever noticed old men working in their rose gardens? If you have then you have likely noticed him carrying a few roses inside from time to time. One of the most romantic things in the world is to see an older couple who still enjoys the finer little moments in life all because of the rose garden the man of the family keeps in shape for his ailing wife.

Rose gardens are hard work and that is why many people don’t choose to plant roses anymore. The rose bushes are delicate and hard to maintain unless you take extreme care to help them mature to produce the most beautiful of roses. If you aren’t interested in gardening but plan on planting something in your yard to give it a bit more color, then roses may not be what you need because they require a certain amount of work.

The most beautiful roses in the world are often grown right in the front or back yards of homes. The most special of these are of course the rose gardens which were planted because the man of the home wanted to be able to deliver the hand cut roses to his lovely wife every morning. The special nature of having a rose garden is a significant sign that someone in the home is truly loved or at least this is an older belief and tradition in the south.

Moms will often plant a rose garden for her teenage daughter so she can deliver her daughter fresh roses from time to time. Rose gardens are for everyone to enjoy but usually they do indeed have a reason for being in the yards of the people who care for them.

If you don’t mind the work and are looking for some true inspiration in gardening, plant a rose garden. Roses are still thought to be the most significant indicator of love.

Adding A Topiary To Your Garden

A topiary is a plant that has been shaped into a geometric form. These creations can be interesting and lots of fun to create and maintain …

If you want to add a unique touch to your landscape, add a topiary to your garden. A topiary is a plant that has been shaped into a geometric form. These creations can be interesting and lots of fun to create and maintain.

To add a topiary to your garden, you can prune an existing shrub into a unique shape or you can create a sphagnum moss filled wire frame and plant plugs in it. For a first project, it is best to start with an existing plant and develop the wire frame topiaries as you learn more about this gardening art. If you choose to use an existing plant, select a juniper, boxwood, arborvitae, yew, myrtle or fig that will lush and has no large gaps.

A simple topiary to create is a spiral shape made from an existing shrub. Wind a length of ribbon in a spiral pattern around the plant, making sure the circle are about 18 to 24 inches apart. Using the ribbon as a guide and leaving two inches on each side of the ribbon, prune the remaining foliage all the way to the trunk of the plant. You’ll need really sharp pruning shears to do this easily.

Other easy topiary shapes to add to your garden are triangles, spheres, pompoms or squares. Choose a plant that has sufficient growth to lend itself well to the shape you select. Place tape on the plant if you wish to help as a pruning guide for cutting. Then start pruning away the parts of the plant that are outside the desired shape.

Once you have the shape you desire, you’ll need to trim your topiary as new growth appears. Usually once every two weeks or once a month will be the pruning schedule. Don’t let the topiary become overgrown or you will lose the original shape. Maintenance is simple because each pruning will require removal of only a little foliage.

If you have patience, you’ll find that once you add a topiary to your garden, the plant will fill in and look wonderful. You’ll get lots of compliments from your friends. If you find that you really enjoy creating topiary, you might want to try your hand at creating an indoor topiary. Use the same process but select an indoor specimen that is lush and thick. Then prune it into shape and maintain it using the same techniques.