Posts Tagged ‘Garden’

Bring Some Pizzazz to Your Outdoor Space

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If you’re fortunate enough to have a yard or patio at your apartment, the area can be used to great advantage. This is the case whether your outdoor space is an entire patio, a balcony, a mini yard with only enough room for a few flower pots…or even if your “yard” is the landing of […] read more

Bring the Outside In: Apartment-friendly Plants

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Bringing some greenery into your home is a quick and easy way to turn a dull apartment into a relaxing glen of natural beauty. Unfortunately, not all apartments or lifestyles make it easy to keep plants alive. Here are some recommendations for the best plants to match your needs and bring some nature into your […] read more

Does Cigarette Smoke from My Downstairs Neighbor Affect My Garden?

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If your downstairs neighbor has a habit of blowing cigarette smoke outside right below your balcony, you may be worried about your outdoor garden or any other plants you keep outside. Read on for more information on whether or not secondhand smoke can affect your garden. Direct Contact Outdoors A downstairs neighbor smoking directly below […] read more

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5 Mistakes to Avoid when Grooming a Bonsai Tree

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Growing a bonsai tree is becoming more and more popular among beginners and veteran gardeners alike. The fact that you can grow them in containers, makes them appealing to apartment renters who don’t have access to land or a yard to grow a garden. Bonsai trees require care and maintenance, which includes grooming. Here are […] read more

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Winter Gardening Techniques

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Gardening doesn’t have to stop in the winter time, and implementing some winter gardening techniques helps with gardening year round. Even if you live in an area where it gets extremely cold, you can take advantage of winter gardening in containers. At the very least, you can use winter gardening techniques to prepare your garden […] read more

How to Create a Zen Garden on Your Balcony

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The following article will give you some background information and building tips to show you how to create a Zen Garden. Firstly, if you’re a stickler for correctness, “Zen Gardens” are actually called Rock Gardens or karesansui in Japanese. For this article, however, we’ll call them by their given Western name, Zen Garden. Zen Gardens […] read more

The Benefits of a Rock Garden

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A lot of property owners who are looking at good design choices can consider a rock garden as a specific kind of installation for helping to put together an attractive overall design for their home or other property. Having a rock garden in your balcony, in your yard, or elsewhere on your property can make […] read more

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DIY Planters for Your Balcony Garden

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If you’re going to plant your own balcony garden, why not make do-it-yourself DIY planters? You’ll cut down your costs and get the personal satisfaction of using your own creativity. If you’re not sure what to use, here are some ideas to try: Metal Don’t throw away old metal pots and bread pans, or other […] read more

Growing Tomato Plants Indoors: A Guide

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If your mouth waters at the idea of fresh tomato salsa or homemade spaghetti sauce, you may want to try growing tomato plants inside your home. In an indoor garden, choose a kind of tomato variety well suited for that growing area. Crack resistant types of tomatoes, such as the heirloom varieties, Marglobe and Market […] read more