Idea's & How To's
All trees and shrubs will provide something of value to birds nesting sites, insect food, shelter from weather and predators. There are, without doubt, birds in your garden now. If you wish to encourage more birds and more varieties of birds around your home, you can do so by providing a variety of trees and shrubs, particularly those that provide food in the form of fruit, berries, nuts or seeds. Follow these tips and you will be enjoying the birds all year round!
Planning is an essential part of having a perennial garden. Gardens that are not planned usually have no direction and often are a jumble of colour. When planning a garden, many factors determine the shape of your garden; from which angle you will view your garden; whether the garden will be informal or formal, and the type of planting (bed or border) you want. Read on for more planning tips!
The most common problem with shade in the garden is finding plants that thrive in the shade! In a new home, in a new subdivision, where can you grow lush leafy ferns, Astilbes and Hosta? There are so many plants that actually LIKE SHADE! If you can create a garden in the shaded north side of your home, then you can enjoy a broad range of plants that thrive in shade. Follow these tips and you'll be enjoying beautiful gardens this summer and for many more to come!