Category Archives: Floral Gardening

Growing and caring for annuals, perennials and cut flowers.

Growing African Violets and Other Plants Indoors

If you like to grow African violets and other indoor flowers, herbs and fruits, good thing is that such plants don't require much space to grow. Depending on the violet plant size, common 5-12 cm (2 - 5 inch) plastic flower pots are usually more than large enough. Sometimes, such pots are even too big....
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Tips to Plant a Thriving Flower Garden

During the summer months, Canadians finally have a chance to relax and enjoy the sun. There is no better way to embrace the warm weather than planting a beautiful flower garden. Not only will it enhance the curb appeal and aesthetics of your front lawn but planting pollinator friendly gardens can act as a great...
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How to Take Lavender Cuttings

Lavender has to be one of the most popular of garden plants. Highly versatile, lavender looks the part in a traditional cottage garden setting but is equally at home in a more contemporary garden design. Late summer is the time to increase stock of some of your favourite varieties by taking semi-ripe cuttings. Taking cuttings...
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5 Easy Steps to an Old Fashioned Cottage Garden

Cottage garden style is a casual, colorful, easy, beautiful and cheerful celebration of flowers and herbs. I started small and continued to add to my garden. It is much less overwhelming to do 'baby steps', rather than to craft a large garden all at once. Read more

Decorating Your Flower Garden with an Amish Rustic Country Theme

Along with fascination of the Amish lifestyle and their culture, many visitors to the Amish Communities purchase their rustic handmade crafts to use for décor in their own homes and in their yard and flower gardens. The Amish have their own unique style of outdoor décor, just as they continue their simple quaint lifestyles in...
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Ideas for Tiny Flower Gardens

No matter how tiny the yard, or how big the landscape, there's always room for one more flower garden. This is one time size doesn't matter. Whether you want a pocket of bright blossoms or a container of color, flowers fill the bill. Mild winter areas mean you have a longer growing season. Many flowers...
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Planting a Wildflower Meadow

I have a friend who is lucky enough to have a small field attached to her property. Once her old pony sadly died last year, she no longer wanted to use the field for grazing but decided she would like to turn it into a wildflower meadow. Many of our truly wild meadows are fast...
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Amaryllis Bulbs -The Secret to Getting Them to Re-bloom

Perhaps you received an amaryllis bulb as a gift for the holidays. No other interior flower can add such a volume of delightful color in a home during the long winters than the amaryllis. With so many colors to choose from - white, with streaks of red, various shades of red, orange,and yellow you will...
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Rose Gardening – Tips for Successful Rose Gardening

Rose gardening is an extremely rewarding part of the home landscape that has somehow gotten a reputation for being difficult to maintain and grow. Don’t let this rumor discourage you, because while rose gardening can be challenging, once you get started, it is an extremely enjoyable experience. Read more