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Growing and caring for colorful calla lilies

Although not considered true lilies, the calla lily  is an extraordinary flower. This beautiful plant, available in a multitude of colors, grows from rhizomes and is ideal for use in beds and borders. You can also grow calla lilies in containers, either outdoors or in a sunny window as houseplants. …

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Stunning vertical garden designs for your garden

  How to design a garden environment? If it’s been a while since you’ve been in the hospitality industry, it’s probably not the first time you’ve asked this question. In fact, every time a change needs to be made to the outdoors, this question pops up first. Although there is …

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Peaceful cottage style gardening ideas

The definition of a cottage varies between cultures, but a cottage is usually a small, cozy home in the countryside – often a summer house or holiday home. Most cottage-style houses are single-story houses, but multi-story houses can also be called cottages, depending on the context. Cottages are not necessarily …

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Captivating cacti species to grow this year

Cacti have plenty of personality. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures, but all of them have similar needs: They need direct sunlight with no drafts. They’ll thrive under LED grow lights. If they don’t receive sufficient light, they tend to get leggy and unattractive. Cacti are some …

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How to grow colorful lilies from seed

There are two main types of lilies to grow: oriental lily and Asiatic lily. Oriental lilies usually have large, fragrant pink flowers. They thrive in acidic soils and should therefore be grown in containers with ericaceous compost. Asiatic lilies have a greater variety of colors including yellow, orange, red and …

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How to grow colorful Primulas from seed.

Save your seeds If you don’t want to sow your seeds immediately upon receipt, place the packets in a screw-top jar and store them in the refrigerator – not the freezer – until needed. They can remain viable for years. So at the right time The best time to sow …

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Adorn your pergola with pink vines and bougainvilleas

When the bracts show color, change to a high-potassium feed and move the plants to cooler conditions (if possible to 10°C (50°F)) with good ventilation and protection from direct sunlight. This encourages the bracts to mature and remain longer on the plant.   Cooler conditions can cause the leaves to …

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How to design an elegant outdoor with stylish walkways

How When crossing your muddy yard to pick up the newspaper turns into an obstacle course of slips, maybe it’s time to literally consider an alternate route. How about taking a weekend to build a brick walkway? The formal pavers will not only provide a clean and sturdy lane for …

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